MLS Cup To Remain At Neutral Site

MLS Cup To Remain At Neutral Site

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 4, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • 2010 MLS Cup

For those hoping your club would be good enough to make it through the long MLS season (plus a couple extra playoffs) and host a MLS Cup, your wait will have to continue. MLS Insider just broke the news that MLS Cup 2010 will be played at a neutral site.

It has been talked about for a couple months here and around other sites that the league may introduce a format where MLS Cup is played at the highest seed’s venue.

The location and time of MLS Cup 2010 has yet to be determined as of today but go a head and bank on it being at Red Bull Arena.

I’m honestly not shocked by this news though. I know the league will get to that format eventually but for the next couple of years as the last of the new stadiums open we should expect this trend of neutral site venues to continue.

  • MLS continues to disrespect the regular season! Yes, the Super Bowl is played at a neutral site, but until the final the teams with the better regular season records enjoy home-field advantage. Why can't MLS do the same?

    I know dollars and cents matter, but the league needs to stop thinking short-term. Improve the product on the field and the rest will take care of itself.

  • MLS continues to disrespect the regular season! Yes, the Super Bowl is played at a neutral site, but until the final the teams with the better regular season records enjoy home-field advantage. Why can't MLS do the same?

    I know dollars and cents matter, but the league needs to stop thinking short-term. Improve the product on the field and the rest will take care of itself.