I can definitely see the benefit of having a one home game and not having to play on the road, but one game just seems too little to decide team's fate after 34 game season. Someone can defend all game and beat you on PKs even on the road. At least over two game series we have today a better team has more opportunities to pull ahead, which makes it more fair and less up to chance. 34 game regular season and 1 game play-offs in a game like soccer where it is very hard to score and there are a lot of low scoring draws (unlike other major US sports) feels unbalanced. If anything, 3 game series would be better (until 4 points, not 5). More meaningful (play-off) games.
see that's where I disagree cuz it's 34 games or matches or how you can call it...
I personally hate the idea of playoffs
34 tries, Week in week out to get better..
I find it a slap in the face to the team that has the best season, consistently winning, that's special and should be rewarded playoffs sully that. Why try hard in the regular season if you just get another chance when the playoffs come.
I definitely think single game playoffs has to be the way if you even have stupid playoffs.. Everyone has already played each other why have playoffs... Now if everyone didn't get to play every other team then playoffs make sense.
But play off is a second chance, how many chances does a team need?!?! Eventually the crappie team will get a lucky win or a bs call to win a match and that's how a champion is decided?!?! So after sucking for 34 weeks but suddenly get a lucky call and the series is decided that's fair.. It's not and it's ridiculous and has happened many times already in this league and this time it was NYRB..
Either single game playoffs with Supporters Shield winner advance each round with just a tie and higher seeded teams hosting matches or DO AWAY WITH PLAYOFFS PLEASE....
I just want Metro to win a title sometime in my lifetime.