Why MLS Should Adopt Table Format

As an American soccer enthusiast, it is refreshing to see Major League Soccer in such a stable position. Soccer's premier system in the United States is nearly two decades old and has expanded to 19 teams in 18 cities with the 20th, NYC FC, coming in 2015. MLS is responsible for producing several American stars on the international level such as Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley. Still, there is one major flaw with the current structure of MLS—the playoff system.

Make MLS On Par With Other Leagues

Playoffs are the backbone of the American sporting body. The Super Bowl is considered the largest sporting event in America; the commercial benefits exemplify America's capitalistic environment. College Football has been criticized for NOT having a playoff system, leading to a change in policy where four teams will contest for the national championship. The mystique of March Madness is the "David versus Goliath" scenario which allows the underdogs one chance...

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