... to have 8 teams in the playoffs? seriously, there are 10 teams in the league, and only 2 don't make the playoffs. So you can be a sub-par team, play poorly for most of the season, finish at 35 points, and then play a home/away series with the Quakes who will have no advantage what so ever? does that make any sense? no wonder no one gives a crap about the playoffs, no wonder interest drops throughout the season. In all honesty, they should allow a total of 4 teams to make the playoffs. Play a one game playoff at the team that won the conference and then move onto the MLS Cup. This way, every game before the the playoffs counts! KC would be battling Colorado for a spot, and Metro would be playing a 2 game series with NE just to get in the playoffs, instead of playing 4 games straight against each other. Honestly, knowing that a team has an 80% chance of making the playoffs doesn't stand well for the credibility of the league, and it takes a lot out of the importance of the regular season. anyone agree?