In American sports, there is usually not that gap that separates large teams from small teams as it usually happens in European football. This makes it a bit difficult to select the top teams but we are going to give it a good try, at least for his season.
• Columbus Crew: Caleb Porter’s team is the current champion who, far from being weakened by losing his best players, managed to keep them and was even reinforced with Molino and Wright-Phillips, which makes us think that he is the main candidate to lift the MLS Cup again. The Argentine Lucas Zelarayán is the most important player in the team, through whom the Columbus game passes in addition to his brilliant pace when he bombs forward.
• LA Galaxy: The Los Angeles team is coming off a disappointing season, but they remain the franchise with the most MLS Cups in the history of the championship. For this season, they incorporated Greg Vanney who for many years had been the manager of Toronto FC, with whom they became league champions. Among the main arguments for Galaxy to win the competition we have the Mexicans “Chicharito” Hernandez and Jonathan Dos Santos in addition to the signings of Cabral and Joveljić.
• LA FC: Galaxy’s city rivals have had an impact on the league since their arrival in 2018. Their attack, with an important Latin American presence, is the main argument that the team’s fans can use since Rossi, Brian Rodriguez and above all Carlos Vela are a constant threat. Their transfer philosophy focuses on mostly South American and young African players who bring a lot of energy, mobility and explosiveness to the team.
• New England Revolution: Despite being one of the founding members of the league and having participated in 5 finals of the MLS Cup, New England Revolution have never been champion of the competition and that is something that Bruce Arena wants to change and in what the Spanish Carles Gil, a talented attacking midfielder and Argentine striker Gustavo Bou, are working to change.
• Seattle Sounders: One of the usual entertainers in MLS, the Sounders have one of the best players in the league with Uruguayan Nicolas Lodeiro and one of the best goal scorers, Peruvian Ruidiaz. To these must be added incorporations such as Fredy Montero, legend of the franchise, Nicolas Benezet or the Brazilian Joao Paulo who, although he played on loan last year in Seattle, completed his signing permanently. The Sounders are always a force to be reckoned with.