...just listening to some Bob, Visions of Johanna...day after turkey day...should be studying evidence and corporations, but rather i will waste some time on big soccer. here are my visions of MLS... -----EASTERN CONFERENCE----- ATLANTIC DIVISION NE Revolution Metrostars FC NYC Philadelphia Athletic DC United MID-WEST DIVISION Chicago Fire Columbus Crew Kansas City Wizards Detroit Express St. Louis Americans -----WESTERN CONFERENCE----- WEST DIVISION Real Salt Lake Colorado Rapids FC Dallas CAF Houston Caballeros CD Alamo City PACIFIC CD Chivas USA LA Galaxy SJ Earthquakes Seattle Sounders Portland Timbers -I'm not a single table proponent (like many out there), as I like the idea of fostering regional rivalries, and I think divisions help that. -As far as scheduling...let's go with 2(h) and 2(a) with teams in your division would be a start. that's 16 matches right there. a home and away with the other division in your conference. that's 10 more matches. one match against the remaining 10 teams, totaling 36 matches or 1 match against 4 or 6 of the other teams based on some strenght of schedule formula (to keep the total to 30 or 32 matches) -I think Chivas and Galaxy is going to be a great rivalry. If turns out to be, I think a 2nd team in NY or Chicago at some point wouldn't be a bad idea. -Given the size and diversity of the markets, I think it is inevitable that the league expands to Houston, Philadelphia and Seattle at some point. -Detroit, San Antonio, Portland and St.Louis have all been mentioned at some point (to varying degrees) on these boards...they fit well into my divisions so i picked them. -btw, i just pulled the the expansion team names out of the air...the first thing that came to my mind (im sure most of them have been tossed around before). i really gotta study...the business judgment rule and the duty of care are calling my name.