MLS Cup venue

MLS Cup to remain at a neutral site for now

January 4, 2010

\NEW YORK -- The MLS Cup will remain a neutral-site championship.

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Monday the league discussed changing the format to reward the higher-seeded team with the home field.

But MLS decided to keep the neutral venue, saying it provides an "exciting environment" for fans and allows for easier planning.

The league plans to announce the site for the 2010 MLS Cup in the next few months. Garber says the league will continue to consider the idea of a team playing for the title at its home stadium.

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