Giving the parity of MLS and the play-off via US OPEN CUP, would it be a good idea to go to single table by the year 201X when MLS has 18 teams (34 games-1 away,1 at home) to determine the champion? Soccer would still have playoff via US Open Cup. By 201X when MLS has 18 teams, I imagine it would be a lot bigger and better than today. MLS champion: via single table US Champion: via playoff Playoff are fine for right now, but what happen when MLS reach 16 teams or 18 teams? Should MLS make the switch? We could set up something unique/different from the way NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL determine its champion. MLS's way would be more fair. With parity, we can expect at least half the teams to play for the championship in the last month of the regular season or so. For the other half in a playoff system, they would still have nothing to play for anyway (18 teams = 8 playoff spots).