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MLS Announces New Playoff Format for 2019

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by Fantazma, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Fantazma

    Fantazma Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    Makes it worth it to finish first, and home field becomes very important. Finally they get it right(er).
     
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    Not to mention a much less agonizingly spread up playoff schedule.
     
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    If the Yankees and NYCFC are both in the playoffs there's a problem. If the Mets somehow also qualify, it gets really ugly.
     
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    The anarchist in me wants the Mets to sign Harper. Let’s have them all make the playoffs and watch the heads explode.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Looking at it, do they plan play the 1st rd on Wed/thurs (11/16-17)? Then rd 2 sun 11/20? That would give 2 weeks between conf final & mls cup.
     
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    Whoever made those weird-ass colors made it unclear that that's october 16th, not november.. november starts half way into that blue area. They could probably make the playoffs just 4 straight sundays and be done with it?
     
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    NYCFC never make MLS Cup Playoffs again thanks to PRO.
     
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    I think you’re right. The 10/16-19 if for players to return and practice from their international breaks. Just play 4 straight Sunday. Most fair and keeps momentum.

    Or thanks to CFG. But seriously, with 7 teams now going, we always field a team that makes the playoffs. But at this rate we never field a team that gets that 1 bye.
     
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    I am not at all confident Dome can lead us to finish ahead of 4 teams.
     
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    There's not really a solution for this, but I wonder if the two-week break for top seeds will negatively affect them in the 1 v 4/5 game at all. That's a long break.
     
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    At least it’s played at their home. Before 1&2 seeds had to travel after their bye. It is a long time, but hopefully lets players recover. Especially if the good ones just played across the world during the first week ‘off’.
     
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    Regular season still starting on March 2. So, 2 weeks taken off the season's length (without counting the week off during the October international break).
     
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    Has this been announced?
     
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    It says so at the bottom of the post
     
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    I looked twice for that and missed it. Thanks.
     
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    Same here, I saw someone wrote that and went back and reread the whole thing a few times before I found it lol
     
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    Worst case scenario we play at Cyclones stadium I guess.
     
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    lol taking over cosmos territory
     

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