MLS Playoffs 2012: Should the MLS Commissioner Implement the Away Goals Rule?

Since its inception, MLS has had the arduous task of appeasing the self-hating American soccer fan—loyal to a brand of European-style football—while simultaneously nurturing a league that embodies the fairness of the American sports culture.

The first installment of American soccer vs. European football centered around structure of the MLS playoffs.

The single-table format synonymous with traditional leagues is something MLS commissioner Don Garber has not been a proponent of and justifiably so. 

Garber’s sole purpose has always been to increase the excitement of MLS, and it is irrefutable that a playoff system achieves that. There is no joy in watching a team celebrate a championship weeks before the season is over.

With the popularity of the league increasing, the latest installment of American soccer vs. European football is whether MLS should incorporate the away goals rule.

As it stands, away goals ...

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