...we'd have some great competition in MLS right now. Both divisions would have tight races and big games this month. Sure, a couple teams would be out of the hunt, but that would be more than made up for by the 8 or so teams that would still have a shot at winning the division. Instead we get what we have. No drama, nothing, except trying to figure out which of the bottom-feeders will finally drop out of the running. The fans of the second-place team in the West may moan that they have a far better record than the East winner, but hey, that's competition. If you want to go to MLS Cup, win your division. That's what builds rivalries - the necessity of beating the other team to survive.