Have they changed the format this year? Did they do away with first to 7 points or whatever format they previously had? I saw it and never liked it so stopped watchingit? What has the MLS to encourage more offense in the playoffs? I guess what I am asking is what type of format to they have to ensure they the underdog doesnt come into someones home and just go for a tie? In the MFL, aside that its home home series and each team is obligated to attack at home in front of its fans, if the underdog is content with sitting back and not attacking and hope for some counterattack.. if the aggregate score is tied, then the team with the higher standing during the season advances. I was skeptical of this format and just though they should do it with away goals... but as of late... it has proven (at least in the MFL) that the visiting team does attack Is the MLS cup a one shot deal still or is it a home and home series? I hope its a home home series. I noticed that playing a one game final tends to be a bunkerfest.