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March 11, 2013
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March 11, 2013

Open Season

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Last year's MLS Cup final featured teams with the eighth- and ninth-best records. It's time to give lower-seeded playoff teams a harder hill to climb. Here's one way: Hold an eight-team group stage organized like the Confederations Cup, with the top seed in each group hosting all three of its group games and the bottom seed hitting the road for each one.

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