The Colorado Rapids won MLS Cup tonight with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over FC Dallas.
The Rapids are a charter member of MLS, and this is their first league title.
The game went into extra time, and the Rapids dodged plenty of bullets in the closing minutes.
At halftime, commissioner Don Garber discussed certain some playoff format changes for future seasons.
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The biggie -- which I find depressing -- is expansion from eight to 10 playoff participants next season when the league expands to 18 teams. Eight of 18 makes the playoffs a worthy goal and assures at least a semi-worthy champion. Eight of 10 seems likely to increase revenue while reducing the already dubious worth of an MLS Cup title. (Colorado Rapids: league champion.)
Just as depressingly, Garber said the league hasn't yet decided how to work around the mess of this season's playoff seeding -- which may be as responsible as anything for why the Sounders' aren't in Toronto tonight ... we'll never know.
However, the league has decided on a balanced schedule for next season, which isn't much of a surprise when you've got 18 teams and a 34-game schedule already had been announced.
The story linked to a few paragraphs above calls talk of switch to an international calender a "bombshell." Actually switching would be a bombshell. What Garber said tonight was vague and sounded no more like an actual proposal than anything he had said pretty regularly before.