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MLS Cup Playoffs: A Continued Recipe for Mediocrity

Published by on November 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLS

With the final whistle last night, the defending MLS Champion Columbus Crew had their chances at defending that title cut short, thanks to the horrific playoff system the MLS continues to institute.

Let me be clear, I know that the MLS is trying to grow and is constantly trying to evolve into a league that is respected around the world. I understand what they are trying to accomplish, and for the most part, they are succeeding.

I also understand that a playoff system was necessary back in the early years of the MLS, when it had just the original 10 teams. It's certainly hard to get a real sense of who's the best when you only have 10 squads.

The MLS now has 15 and will quickly be adding more franchises i...

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