First off, I am not talking about the league schedule, but doing some research here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Major_League_Soccer_season, as well as on some of the links, I have discovered, that winning the league/supporters shield, cup, whaterver, qualifies you for this CONCACAF Champions Cup (this is the final year) CONCACAF Champions League Superliga COPA Sudermaricana Pan-Pacific Tournament Now I am indifferent towards the Dynamo, but the Dynamo will have a potential for the following. MLS league...............30 MLS Playoffs.............4 US Open Cup.............4 Champions Cup..........5 Champions League.....11 (a guess) Superliga...................5 *COPA Sudermaricana..8 Pan Pacific.................2 Total.......................69 games Obviously this is a potential, and you can not expect them to "win out." But am I the only one that feel that this is a potential for a lot? BTW. DC United------59 games **Chivas USA--56 games **New England-56 games La Galaxy-------40 games Toronto---------34 games Everyone else---38 games So is there to many international competitions? Are upper tier MLS teams equipped to play 50-70 games in a season? Should there be requirements other than the MLS Cup Winner and Runner Up and the Supporter's Shiled Winner and Runner Up? For instance in England, the winner of the FA Cup recieves an invitation to the UEFA Cup, but if the winner recieves a bid based on league merit to the UEFA Cup or Champions League, then the runner up recieves the bid. As Dallas was the runner-up to the USOC, perhaps they could be entered into an event. I do not have the answers (obviously), but I personally feel that this is to may games. It will also be interesting to see how the Champions League works, because it appears that some games will take place during offseasons when roster changes occur. Please let me know what you think, I am prepared for any negative responses. But if this has already been discussed please let me know in a tactful manner. * Houston has not yet accepted the bid. ** Chivas and New England Revolution have to go through a preliminary qualification to get to the group stage. I am assuming this will only be one round of aggregate games, and therefore have adjusted the 11 Champions League Games to 13.