New MLS Playoff Format, and the Battery's Preseason Camp
The MLS has announced the playoff format for this postseason. It has 10 of the 18 teams in the MLS making the playoffs. A picture of the new playoff format was posted on the MLS website:
This system is much better than last years, where we had Kansas City finishing third in the east, and not making the playoffs. Which in one sense made sense because they had 39 points, while in the west 39 points would have put them in seventh place. The point being, don't have eastern and western divisions, if you're not going to let the two divisions have an equal number of automatic places in the playoffs. Overall I think its pretty good. If you don't understand the new format, check out this article, which includes a video that describes the playoffs the best way possible.
In Charleston Battery news, the Battery's preseason camp began on Thursday with the 13 man roster and invited trialists that are trying to make it on to the Battery's roster. The players participated in training sessions and scrimmages.
I'm excited to see what will come out of the trialists that have been invited to the preseason camp. You never know when you can find a diamond in the rough, and boy do we need some. The 13 man roster obviously won't do for the CCC or the USL-Pro Season. I'm expecting the Battery to get the roster up 22-25 players at least. Check the Battery's Twitter for updates and pictures of the preseason camp, as well as updates for the rest of the season.
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