While obviously ditching the shootout and letting the ref keep time on the field were significant improvements for MLS, I think the ten minute overtime for regular season games is one "MLS specific" rule that is actually quite good. In fact, I think other leagues should adopt it. I really like the feeling when watching a game in the final few minutes and realizing that the team down one goal can not only manage a draw, but can actually still win. This is especially true in situations where a team must win the game. Its pretty cool that a late euqalizer leaves the game in doubt, rather than simply being a dramitic and "OK--we'll take it" finish. Anyway, I'm not sure if this will generate any discussion, but I just wanted an excuse to avoid grading the 35 papers I have left tongiht.