Just like on my previous post, but this time, with the planned divisions.
* New England
* New York
* Washington D.C.
* East expansion 1 (hopefully Puerto Rico Islanders)
* East expansion 2 (maybe a Miami Fusion revival)
* East expansion 3 (maybe a Tampa Bay Mutiny revival)
* East expansion 4
* Kansas City
* Real Salt Lake
* West expansion 1
* L.A. Galaxy
* San Jose
* Chivas USA
yes for travel cost and scheduling
@bige - Ok, but what about the playoff structure with just 3 conferences?
Top four teams in each division makes playoffs
They are ranked 1 -12 based on points with the divisional champs ranked 1-3.
3 divisional champs get first round bye
top 2nd place team get first round byeRound One
Series 1 - #12 ranked team @ #5 ranked team
Series 2 - #11 ranked team @ #6 ranked team
Series 3 - #10 ranked team @ #7 ranked team
Series 4 - #9 ranked team @ #8 ranked team Round Two
Series 5 #1 Div Champ vs. winner of Series 4
Series 6 #2 Div Champ vs. winner of Series 3
Series 7 #3 Div Champ vs. winner of Series 2
Series 8 #4 ranked team vs. winner of Series 1Round Three
Series 5 winner vs. Series 8 winner
Series 6 winner vs. Series 7 winnerMLS Cup
home of higher seed