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2018 MLS Playoff Predictions Revisited

Before the 2018 MLS season started, and long before the Sons of a Pitch podcast was conceived, Mike and Nick made their playoff predictions. They were mostly in agreement, and both bought into some pre-season hype. Nick was intrigued by RSL, Mike thought the Union would make that jump forward, and both believed the Galaxy would (somewhat) return to form. Now that we’re through about a quarter of the season, it’s time to revisit their picks:

Eastern Conference

  Predictions Currently
1 Toronto FC Atlanta United
3 Atlanta United New England
4 Chicago Columbus
5 Orlando City Orlando City
6 Red Bulls (Nick) / Union (Mike) Red Bulls

Western Conference

  Predictions Currently
1 Sporting KC Sporting KC
2 Seattle Vancouver
3 Real Salt Lake LAFC
4 Portland FC Dallas
5 Dallas (Nick) / Vancouver (Mike) LA Galaxy
6 LA Galaxy Real Salt Lake


Are Toronto and Seattle too far down to make the post-season? Can LAFC beat the odds as an expansion team? Is Sporting KC still the best in the west? Please leave your comments below, and we’ll continue to track the playoff picture as the season progresses.