First, thank you to the 572 fans that voted in the All-Star game poll.
It seems that 81% of you are ready for a change from the current "MLS All-Stars vs. Guest" format, and 57% of you want to go back to East vs. West, last attempted in 2004. Since 2005, MLS All-Stars are 7-3-1 against international club teams (they tied Everton in 2009, then lost in PKs). So I agree, it could be time for a change.
MLS is starting to shed the notion that it is a retirement league and that we can't compete with Europe's leagues and teams. It seems we are prepared to showcase the talent our league has to offer through a mid-season All-Star game.
However, you seem to be divided what the implications are of East vs. West. The majority of you say that you want to mimic MLB: give homefield advantage to the winning conference. A few of the comments strongly oppose this idea. Here is one of them:
This post isn't meant to start a war. Just keep in mind that Don Garber and MLS have a lot of thinking to do before they make changes. But like 81% of you, they are considering a different approach. I'm open to your debate below. Stay civil...