MLS Playoff Race

MLS enters frantic finale on last weekend

October 23, 2009
By Ives Galarcep, ESPNsoccernet
Since the beginning of Major League Soccer's existence, the league has been faced with criticism for a playoff structure that saw all but a few teams make the playoffs. In years when eight teams would qualify out of a field of 10 or 12, teams that had endured awful regular seasons could still sneak into the playoffs and potentially win an MLS title (like the 2005 Los Angeles Galaxy). Expansion has helped ease the problem, and the arrival of a strong expansion Seattle Sounders team has helped turn ...

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