Current playoff format, HOw does it work?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Arisrules, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Is it that the top 4 teams from each conference make it?

    Is that how it works, and then the top team from the East is seeded first or second, with the same going for the top Western team?
  2. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nope, that's the way it used to be.

    The playoff system now in use is basically a modified single-table setup.


    "Both the Eastern and Western Conference Champions will advance to the "first to five point" MLS Cup Playoffs and will be seeded 1 or 2 by virtue of their final standings points totals. In order to complete the eight-team playoff bracket, the remaining six "wild card" teams will be determined by the total number of standings points earned, regardless of Conference."
  3. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Ok. That method is at least much better then the top 4 from each cofference. make it. However, the seedings are a joke. The Metrostars shouldn't even be in the playoffs.

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