MLS Schedule: Pros and Cons of MLS’ Unusual Schedule

The MLS schedule is always a topic of conversation upon its release. But forget Rivalry Week, adopting an international calendar seems to be the only matter worth discussion.

For some, MLS has been justifiably scrutinized from this particular perspective: A series of unique decisions have impeded the league’s credibility internationally.

There is no single table. A playoff system determines its champion, and all 19 teams must carefully operate under a salary cap.

These are the decisions the football elitists have scoffed at for 17 years.

The decision to operate from March to December—as opposed to August through May—is just the latest installment of tiresome vitriol aimed at MLS’ direction. 

Now, the skeptics do provide rational consequences of a non-international calendar. 

Fox Soccer analyst Eric Wynalda shared his position on MLS’ unique schedule at a National Soccer Coach...

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