MLS Cup will remain at a neutral venue – commissioner Garber

The MLS Cup will remain at a neutral venue according to league commissioner Don Gabrer.

There was talk that the cup final would be held at the home stadium of the higher-seeded team playing in the final but the league has decided against it says Garber.

“Following a detailed review and careful analysis of both options, we have elected to continue with a neutral-site format for MLS Cup 2010,” Garber said in a release.

“We believe this format will provide an exciting environment for our fans while also allowing the necessary planning time for our key constituents. We will continue to assess the possibility of playing MLS Cup at the home stadium of the higher seeded team in the future.”

Last season’s final between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy was held at Seattle’s Qwest Field but the venue for the 2010 final is yet to be decided.

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