MLS State of the Union Addition
Code Red = Urgent
Code Yellow = Pressing
Code Green = Minor
*1* Single Table Format
Why do we need to have conferences?
As far as I know there isn't another country in the world playing under a split conference format. Don Garber needs to ditch the "American" format and inherit a more universal one. Has the discussion even been considered? Also this format would eliminate the complication of trying to even out each conference and worry about potential time zone differences. Code Red
*2* Transfers over Trades
Trades are awful and create little to no buzz on a national scale. Remember David Beckham's transfer? When Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey were recently transferred from Roma AS and Tottenham, it created such a buzz that *holds breath* ESPN mentioned it!
For a stunning minute or two! Also hardly anyone noticed or cared that Jack McInerney was traded
to the Montreal Impact. Yes Jack McInerney the young American Striker and USMNT prospect. Code Orange
*3* No Salary Cap
...but HA1L5ATAN what would happen to teams like Columbus Crew, Real Salt Lake, or Colorado Rapids? All the stars would move to NY or LA.
Okay... and the problem is...?
Plus since 2010, teams like Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City, Houston Dynamo, and FC Dallas have all appeared in the MLS Cup. Most leagues in the world have a couple of world class teams and a bunch of other average clubs. The MLS needs an "American bully" ala the New York Yankees, Miami Heat, NE Patriots, etc. Code Red
*4* Supporter's Shield OR Playoffs... Pick one.
This is also so misleading to the average American viewer. I like the MLS and follow it so I understand it but when the Supporter's Shield was won a couple years ago by San Jose, a bunch of people out here in the Bay Area assumed we were the champions! Then the LA Galaxy went on to win the MLS Cup through the Playoff system. So which team truly deserved the glory? Lastly the format of the Playoffs
no bueno. Code Green
Any other issues you think the MLS and Mr. Don Garber need to address?
[ Edited by H41L5ATAN on Apr 18, 2014 at 3:42 PM ]