Let’s get cracking….
Okay guys, lobbing a softball here to start:
Who’s your 2010 MLS Cup favorite? Who’s your MLS sleeper team?
Chris, Dynamo Fan: My MLS Cup pick this season is Seattle. They return all their critical pieces, have a fantastic home field advantage, and are very well coached. If Ljungberg can stay healthy and Steve Zakuani continues to mature as a player I think they’re the team to beat.
My dark horse is the Dynamo, Dom Kinnear is the best coach in the league and I think Houston could contend again this year, all depends if Geoff Cameron, Brad Davis, and others can fill the void left by Holden and Clark and if they can find/add another scoring threat to complement Brian Ching.
Charles, MetroStars: My pick for MLS Cup are the Seattle Sounders. Kasey Keller, Freddy Ljungberg and a cast of resolute role-players seem ready to add to their shiny new US Open Cup. They have a fine coach in Sigi Schmid. When all in Qwest Field sing the folk song “Seattle” your hair will stand on end. Welcome MLS challengers…welcome to Seattle.
Philadelphia for a sleeper splash. No one knows them…it worked for Chicago in 1998.
Connor, Ninety-Plus: MLS Cup Favorite…. Seattle Sounders FC. The Sounders not only made themselves stronger by signing Blaise N’Kufo, but retained the services of Freddy Montero, Jhon Hurtado, Kasey Keller, and Fred Ljungberg. Coupled with their ferocious home crowd, I expect the Sounders to add to their trophy case in November.
MLS Sleeper Team: New York Red Bulls. Yes, the worst team in the league last season could very well come out and be a contender in the East. They picked up a lot of key role players to support Juan Pablo Angel, and their undefeated preseason and convincing win over Brazilian club Santos is hard to ignore.
Joe, Miami Monsters: Columbus Crew– 2 Shield Trophies in a row, leading scorer, strong overall team…whats not to like!!
Sleeper team: Can’t consider the Galaxy since they made the final so I will say the Revolution. Made every playoff since 2002 and if healthy they have some serious game .