Major League Soccer may be developing a plan to better deal with international dates – specifically with the maddening practice of playing through them, robbing matches of game-breakers, sometimes at critical points of the season.
The best tidbit was this:
It would also make scheduling a relative breeze in a 20-team league, which MLS becomes in 2015 with the addition of New York City FC. Play each team in your conference twice (home and away, naturally) and every team from the other conference once (home this year, away the next, naturally). That’s it. Quite simple. That’s 28 games.
I love a balanced schedule, but this comes close enough for me.