Tonight was a sports nut's dream night. Especially if your a soccer fan who dabbles in the mainstream sports and dare I say, some baseball. You have to think that this is why Americans like the playoff model. I've always thought that playoffs are American version of the promotion/relegation system (promotion=playoff qualification; relegation=no gate $$ from additional games). Especially when seasons come down to the final out (or in the Tampa Bay Ray's case, the final strike).
It all makes for compelling TV/Internet. I had 4 games up on ESPN3 while going back and forth between CONCACAF Champions League matches. The MLB wild card tie-ups felt a bit familiar and I remembered that this is how the final group stage matches at the World Cup Finals are like.
Surely MLS can capitalize on a moments like these, especially if the playoff race is as tight as it is in the Eastern Conference. I've heard this suggested before, but why can't final regular season matches played simultaneously? At least ones that have shared implications. Now that that soccer-specific stadia are more plentiful, those matches could be flexibly scheduled so that times would be aligned with each other. If it's a matter of TV scheduling, times would be preset and teams would be TBA.
Maybe MLS could have moments as epic as it was tonight was for MLB. That would be this sports nut dream.