The 2019 Major League Soccer season is less than one day away, and The Sons of a Pitch have completed their previews of all the teams competing for the MLS Cup. In this final preview episode, Nick and Mike break down teams with mixed success in 2018. Tune in and listen to transaction moves, roster recaps, players to watch, and the floors and ceilings for Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle, Sporting KC, Toronto, and Vancouver.
While the hosts remain skeptical about RSL and San Jose, they feel that Sporting KC can compete for trophies while TFC and Vancouver look to improve on their 2018 campaigns. If Seattle can actually get off to a fast start and keep up their usual dominance in the second half of the season, then the Sounders could also be MLS Cup contenders.
With the previews finalized and the predictions in, here is how our hosts think the season will shake out:
|1||Atlanta United||Red Bulls|
|2||Red Bulls||Atlanta United|
|3||DC United||DC United|
|7||Minnesota United||Minnesota United|
MLS Conference Finals and Champion
|East||Atlanta vs. RBNY||RBNY vs. Atlanta|
|West||Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy||Sporting KC vs. LAFC|
|Champion||Sporting KC||Sporting KC|
What are your predictions? How far will your team go? Let us know in the comments below!