I have to say, right now I am most envious of Salt Lake City's fans.
Youngsters can shape playoff destinies
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Nov. 14, 5:15 p.m.
Like many leagues around the world, MLS teams largely depend on foreign players to provide that touch of magic, that gift of craft, that moment of flair by which the game, or in some cases the season, is decided.
Bring on anti-parity!
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Nov. 10, 9:00 a.m.
For all its proclamations about parity, MLS playoffs haven't been rife with diversity come showdown time.
Playoff pressure on team execs, too
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Nov. 7, 11:00 a.m.
Nobody in the MLS offices will admit it, but smallish crowds in the conference semifinals first legs are simply pawns in a grand plan.
League should ponder 'reverse' format
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Nov. 3, 2:00 p.m.
The best format for the MLS playoffs isn't yet feasible, simply because not every team has its own stadium, and to truly reward the best regular-season teams, the entire format would have to be reworked.