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Oh, one more: is there any chance Andy Najar might play for the US (once he becomes a citizen), or is it pretty much a foregone conclusion that he'll play for Honduras if he plays for anybody?
I completely agree. It's a bit unimaginative to have the crest for US soccer consist of the letters "US" and a soccer ball. Pretty literal.
Feilhaber had a good World Cup - so good that it's hard to picture him playing in the Danish second division next year. Are you hearing anything about a transfer for him?
Also, Fulham-Derby was 2-2, not 1-1. I still love you, though, Ives.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2008 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
I like playoff systems that: 1) Keep most teams in the hunt for most of the year; 2) Reward teams that have excellent regular seasons; and 3) Keep bad and mediocre teams out of the playoffs. With those criteria in mind, I like a six team playoff for a league MLS's size. Seeds 3 through 6 could play home-and-home (with away goals, which, as Ives points out, encourages attacking play) to get into the conference finals, which are then hosted by the 1 and 2 seeds. This gives the best teams an (earned) advantage, but keeps most teams in the hunt for most of the year. It's similar to what the English Championship does to determine promotion. The current MLS system (or any eight team system) makes the regular season close to meaningless, and a single-table system eliminates most teams by mid-year.