Why a home-game MLS Cup is a bad, bad idea 22 November 2011 So, now what? An MLS Cup home game? What does this mean? It means that visiting fans and sports media now have one or two weeks, depending on the cushion between the Conference finals and the big game, to book flights, hotels, etc. For sports editors and accounting departments, this means more expenses and more hassles. And, it most certainly means more editors saying “no” to doing anything more than using wire copy for MLS Cup.