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Changes from 2011
  • Bienvenue a l'Impact de Montréal!
  • Conference heavy schedule - 3 or 4 vs own conference, 1 against other conference
  • 5 teams from each conference make the playoffs, no crossover
  • 4 v 5 in each conference is a single match, but both conference semis and conference finals are 2 leg matches
  • MLS Cup will be hosted by the higher seed

Things that will not change
  • Red Bull will still not win anything
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Western Conference (9 teams): 24 conference games = 2H/1R vs 4 teams, 1H/2R vs 4 teams.

Eastern Conference: 25 conference games = 2H/2R vs 2 teams, 3 games (either 1H/2R or 2H/1R) vs 7 teams

All non-conference matchups played once.
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  • Rodgers is still my favorite player
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My lord you made this thread quick. Not that I'm complaining, of course.
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Expansion Draft is on Wednesday. Protected lists are due... when? I think today, but I can't remember.

Houston's new stadium will be up in 2012.
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I like the playoff changes. Five teams from each conference with no crossover makes sense since it's going to be a unbalanced schedule with significant inner-conference weight. I'm kind of ambivalent leaning towards liking the home-away conference final. Absolutely love the higher seed getting MLS Cup. Makes the final season standings a little more meaningful.

But I am ready for MLS to stop tinkering with the playoff structure year after year.
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Expansion Draft is on Wednesday. Protected lists are due... when? I think today, but I can't remember.

Houston's new stadium will be up in 2012.
5PM today.
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You mean, only a Western Conference team can win the Western Conference Final?
Where's the fun in that?
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What if they're both #1 seeds?

What if one team's conference sucks balls and the #1 seed, by virtue of the unbalanced schedule, has more points simply because it got to play more games against the ball-suckers than the other conference's teams?
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