MLS notebook

Dallas mounts unlikely surge for postseason

October 13, 2009
DyerBy Kristian Dyer
Anyone who thinks Major League Soccer needs to scrap its current format in favor of a single table that crowns a champion based on regular-season performance needs a lobotomy. In my best Hank Williams Jr., "Are you ready for some MLS playoffs?"

With about two games per team left in the 2009 schedule, two teams are mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the playoffs. Using an abacus, we therefore can deduct that 13 teams are reasonably vying for eight playoff slots. Since only four ...

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