Fine. Please - any guide how to play the MLS? Because it's divided in some conferences and how to play the play-offs?
The Western Conference has eight teams with the addition of Seattle Sounders FC, and the Eastern Conference has seven teams. Each team will play a total of 30 games that are evenly divided between home and away games. Each team will play every other team twice, home and away, for a total of 28 games. The remaining two games will be played against two conference rivals, one at home and one away.
The top two ranked teams from each conference will qualify for the playoffs. In addition, the next four highest ranked teams, regardless of conference, will also qualify. Teams will be bracketed by conference with the lowest ranked teams crossing over to the other conference if necessary. In the first round of the playoffs, aggregate goals over two matches will determine the winners. The conference finals will be played as a single match, and the winners will advance to MLS Cup 2009. Draws in all rounds will be broken with two 15-minute periods of extra time, followed by penalty kicks if necessary. The away goals rule is not used in any round.
I'm not much of a fan of the current playoff format, but there you have it.