The great Jim Cornelison sang the National Anthem before Saturday’s Chicago Fire win

“The Star-Spangled Banner” performed by the Chicago Blackhawks’ longtime anthem singer Jim Cornelison, with the UIC Police Honor Guard presenting the colors, before the Chicago Fire’s Major League Soccer regular season match day seven 2-1 win against the Houston Dynamo, “Chicago Sports Night,” Saturday night, April 6, 2024, at Soldier Field in Chicago

Kevin Baxter asked why MLS had embraced an unpopular first-round playoff format—and got me thinking

The short answer is about “content” for Apple TV, but the analysis is more about the problems with this year’s format. That got me thinking about the MLS Cup Playoffs format I’d like to see.