Major League Soccer: Should MLS Go To An NFL-Style Divisional Playoff System?

Is Major League Soccer's Conference system weakening the league's playoffs?  Should it be scrapped in favor of an NFL-style playoff system in which divisional games & rivalries are weighted more? 

The Colorado Rapids, the overall No. 7 seed ended up winning the MLS Cup, after having defeated the No. 5 Columbus Crew in the quarterfinals, then the No. 8 San Jose Earthquakes in the semi-finals, before dispatching No. 4 FC Dallas 2-1 in the championship.

These were the final standings in the MLS table at season's end:

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (59 pts.)  Western Conference

2. Real Salt Lake         (56 pts.)  Western Conference

3. New York Red Bulls (51 pts.)  Eastern Conference

4. FC Dallas                (50 pts.)  Western Conference

5. Columbus Crew  &...

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