Let's start counting the list of things that we've learned from the MLS Cup playoffs. Number one is that you don't need to be good in the regular season to win a title. Thank you Real Salt Lake for teaching us that in 2009 (not that there aren't other examples). Number two is that you don't need to be a good team to win MLS Cup. The Colorado Rapids taught us that last season. Number three is that going studs up on a challenge and hitting an opponent in the knee is perfectly okay. We learned that from Baldomero Toledo today.
Yup, a Rapids player went on late and high, hitting Kei Kamara on his knee with the studs, but Toledo was perfectly fine with it. He didn't even call a foul because studs to the knees is what you expect in soccer, apparently. Thank you Toledo for teach us this.