Re: MLS Cup Travel Information - LA, HDC, Gameday Info and More :: DC United Edition It's actually based on best regular season record. As for drumsticks, try to contact MLS about that. Last year both SJ and Chicago supporters were able to negotiate for drumsticks to be allowed. Apparently some of the stadium policies were different from normal because MLS rather than AEG is in charge of the venue for MLS Cup. For those who still haven't booked a flight, JetBlue from Dulles to Long Beach is a good option, if the price is right (I do see that some of you are doing this already). Long Beach Airport is slightly closer to Carson than LAX, and it's much easier to deal with in terms of crowds, traffic, etc. compared to LAX.