Well Im sure you guys are sick of hearing about ideas, but I was thinking of this earlier and need to write it down. Supporter's Shield I think to make the regular season more important, first off we shouldnt call it a regular season anymore. There should be more emphasis on calling it the league championship. Using this year as an example I think that D.C. United should have had more of a celebration after winning the league. There should have been a stage in the middle of the field with shooting confetti and the whole package. There should also be larger bonuses for winning the league. Playoffs Instead of calling it the playoffs it should be called the MLS Cup championship. Here's my idea....You have two groups lets call them the east and west group. Using this season as a example, this is how it would work. The top team in the east was D.C. they would play three home games. One against the Revs, New York, and Chi-Town. The revs would play two home games, at home against chitown and new york. New york gets one against chitown and chicago gets none. This would work the same way in the west. The first tie-breaker would be total goals scored in group play and the second would be league position. Only the best team would come out of each group. Those two would play for the MLS Cup Championship. This is just an idea guys. Im sure you could poke holes all through it, but we all know the playoffs arent going anywhere. Also if the league eventually gets to 20-22 teams then eight teams wont be so bad. I was just trying to think of a way to have your record during the season have a greater effect on the playoffs. This doesnt make it impossible for a team like chicago to win but makes it a little challenging. Anyway there are a bunch of things I failed to add, like the seeding, but I gotta head to class. Would appreciate some more ideas. PEACE.