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Should Major League Soccer adopt promotions and relegations?
Major League Soccer should adopt promotions and relegations.
This would add extra excitement through promotion and relegation playoffs every year, alongside the MLS cup.
This would give teams in lower leagues a chance to participate in the MLS.
This would increase competition and reduce incentives for complacency.
This would bring MLS in line with all major competitions in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
This would give lower leagues, for example the NASL and the USL, more legitimacy by making their standings more important.
This decision would have to be forced upon MLS teams by the league as they would certainly disagree out of fear about financial losses.
This would go against the competition format of all major US sports.
This might reduce the interest of investors in a growing league.
This would be difficult to reconcile with the East/West divisions setup.
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