MLS Talk has been buzzing all week about the proposed changes to the 2011 season and the reaction to the most recent playoffs. Some of this is spurred by Don Garber’s press conference and MLS Cup halftime show; some by the abysmal TV ratings and odd playoff pairings; and some by simmering tension over format and style in the US soccer community.
Below are the changes that Don Garber discussed over the past two weeks. Let’s pretend YOU were named MLS commissioner today, and the board allowed you to adopt one change to MLS for the upcoming year. You can choose from any of the changes announced in the past two weeks, as well as any considered or debated changes announced the past two weeks. The board has only said that your goal is to “improve MLS”. So……
(Please note – this is an unscientific study of what are the most pressing issues for our readership, so take it for what it’s worth).