As should be apparent to anyone who's been following the MLS standings and the "play off" table, MLS needs to continue their slow yet steady process of getting in line with much of the rest of the world when it comes to league tables. Emulating traditional American sports with fragmenting the league into divisions is not the way to go. The divisions have been an eye-sore this season, considering the inequities of the two. Seeing the #1 Eastern conference team in the #2 position on the playoff table for the better part of the last couple of months now is especially awkward given that all of the Western teams have been ahead in points for nearly all that period. And despite the attempts at "parity," the league has been following the natural order of things: some teams will do well (SJ), and some teams will suck (DCU, NE). Instead of having divisions and making some teams play each other more times than others, just put the league in one table and let the chips fall where they may. Let the divisional play phenomena fade into the past along with the Shootout and the backward clock. Discussion?