All I can say is that I am glad Dallas didn't end up with the home field in the
second round. Trying to watch a western conference final with 5,000 people
cheering them on would have been a tragedy for MLS and what they would like to
accomplish. I guess they could have opened the tickets up to Sounders fans and
then they would have had 15,000 sounders fans and 5,000 Dallas fans.It was
nice to have our place so packed. It really looked the way a playoff game should
look. Too bad we didn't get the result.
I agree with both of the previous comments. The sytem now makes no sense. What
exactly did RSL work for all season if there is no first round homefield
advantage. Still a great season for RSL Let's make the playoffs like the
NFL's and eliminate the conferences. Had it been a single table playoff system
RSL would've played a 7 seat. Makes a lot more sense
With the current playoff format, the incentive is to make the playoffs, but
there is no incentive in trying to be in positions 2 through 4. Maybe you throw
a game or two to try and get the match-up that you think will work best for
you.My point is that any playoff format that allows people to think
that way, is a format that has some serious problems with it.
I like that there are more games, but it really doesn't make much sense why
there is a 2 game, 1 game system. Although it worked for us last year.