I don't like the current format where money buys home field advantage. The Sounders are in their 2nd straight final in some part because they are able to buy HFA throughout the tournament. I think we should brainstorm to figure out a better way to determine HFA. Here's my idea: HFA shall be given to the team who most recently had a USOC road game. If both teams were on the road the previous round (or after an equal amount of regressive home games), then it shall be given to the team with the longer recent or current streak of USOC road games. If both teams are equal in that, then it should be given to the team with the higher amount of all-time USOC road games. If still tied, then the team with the higher percentage of USOC road games. If still tied, then to the team with the better head-to-head USOC record. If still tied, then most Open Cups, Final appearances, Semifinal appearances, etc. If everything is tied after that, then have a coin flip. ___________ I believe it is better to seek to balance out HFA for all teams involved, it spreads the game more throughout the country. Thoughts and opinions will be appreciated.