50 States divided by 4. That won't work (yes, I know America Junior is in it), so how about 50 divided by 5?
5 groups of 10. That would be lovely.
Trouble is, does Alaska, Hawaii, et al even have clubs? No. But there has to be a better way to do it - you could even have a American Champions Cup. LA Galaxy v NYCFC in the final? Yes please. Not quite UEFA but certainly doable.
That's what the conferences are for.Maybe I am saying what has been said before. Maybe I am saying the obvious. But would it not be better to split the country up? I know how big it is - I've seen a lot of it.
You can guarantee that team 24 is either Indianapolis or Minneapolis with Chivas' license being bought by the Sacramento group and then moving them that way.MLS needs a 24th team ASAP. An unbalanced schedule is dumb when you have a schedule that isn't 162 games.
Once they have 24 teams, they can have four divisions of six, play your own division three times, everyone else once. Still a 34 game schedule and the divisions will actually mean something.
Right now, you have conference teams playing other conference teams more than others and it's not fair.