Thursday, March 10, 2011

MLS new playoff format

When you start a business you usually copy another business so you can make a profit also. MLS however did not copy EPL and have no playoff. They followed NLF instead. The NFL is the premier league in the world that makes money. MLS is young in the business. MLS has increased the playoff teams by 2 for a total of 10 teams.

Last year 8 teams made the playoffs. However 6 of those teams were from the Western Conference. Near the end of the season many fans knew their teams were not going to make the playoffs. Increasing the field by 2 will also have more teams "still alive near the end of the year.

The Top team in each group gets the break of playing the winer of the wide card game. This at least is an advantage over the 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Vancouver White Caps will be the new team in the league. There will be 2 divisions again each have 9 teams. Top 3 from each division qualify and then the next best 4.

1 comment:

Lorric said...

The system is a joke. 10th place winning the cup? Utter nonsense. You don't even need the damn playoff. This isn't like the NFL where teams can't all play each other. They can in MLS. And if they do away with the playoff, it will allow that to continue in later years as more teams are added to MLS. I'd be embarrassed to support a team that took the cup and finished in a low position. It would feel like robbery.