As most of the Northern Hemisphere takes a winter break - England, take a bow, you’re about the only ones that play on - I revisited the topic of the MLS schedule. Many people have called for the league to adopt a autumn-spring calendar, to match up with most of the rest of the world. As I wrote, that’s not the real problem with the MLS schedule - it’s midweek games that are missing.

Really, I guess this could be summed up as let teams pay for charter flights -> midweek games are less of a problem -> schedule more midweek games -> cut down on the playoff rounds while you’re at it -> now you can quit playing games during summer tournaments and international breaks. But I couldn’t submit a flow chart as a column.