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MLS' ideas short-sighted

Updated: November 21, 2010, 10:11 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens

TORONTO -- Major League Soccer went 0-for-2 on the decisions it announced today.

First, the playoffs will be realigned to make it more unlikely that two teams from one conference play the deciding game of the other conference, as was infamously the case this season. This is good news, as it adds credibility to the conference finals.

There will likely be fewer wild cards, minimizing crossover between the conferences, but also adding an additional playoff berth in each ...

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