2018 MLS season preview: Interviews, analysis & more

first_imgMLS 2018 MLS season preview: Interviews, analysis, projected lineups and more Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 3/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Villa MLS NYCFC 08202017 Brad Penner MLS New York City New England SJ Earthquakes Atlanta United New York RB Toronto Portland Timbers Colorado Rapids Los Angeles Montreal Impact Real Salt Lake LA Galaxy Minnesota United FC Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo Philadelphia Union Orlando City DC United Dallas Seattle Sounders Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting KC Chicago Fire Goal has provided a comprehensive preview of the 2018 MLS season, including breakdowns of all 23 clubs Welcome to the 2018 MLS campaign.With the introduction of expansion side Los Angeles FC, MLS finds itself at 23 teams entering its 23rd season. For every one of those clubs this side of Toronto FC, the new year is about trying to dethrone the treble winners, who will be looking to establish a dynasty after claiming the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield and Canadian Championship in 2017.So it comes as no surprise that TFC sits atop Goal’s preseason power rankings. Sebastian Giovinco and Co. also emerged as the consensus pick to repeat as champions in our annual survey of MLS general managers and technical directors, who offered their anonymous opinions on teams, players, league rules and more. And Goal editors and writers followed suit while offering predictions for the 2018 season, with TFC pegged as the odds-on favorites to again lift the MLS Cup in December. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As MLS kicks off with 10 matches this weekend, we’ve compiled handy run-downs of the top newcomers to watch, familiar faces in new places and the stars you can expect to see at the World Cup this summer. In a preseason edition of the Media Microscope, we’ve also offered insight on how the league’s TV coverage will look in 2018.If you’re seeking club-specific breakdowns, we have you covered. Goal has put together a detailed analysis of every team entering the new season, including a look back at their 2017 campaigns, recaps of key offseason losses and additions, our projected lineups, and more. We’ve also spoken to coaches and players across the league for a series of features to provide perspective on the personalities and storylines expected to loom large this season.Without further ado, we invite you to prepare for the 2018 MLS season with Goal:Atlanta UnitedGFX 2018 Atlanta United Projected XIAtlanta United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreSlipping out of his comfort zone: Darlington Nagbe embracing fresh start with Atlanta UnitedChicago FireChicago Fire projected XIChicago Fire 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreColorado RapidsGFX Rapids xi mls previewColorado Rapids 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreColumbus CrewColumbus Crew projected XIColumbus Crew 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreFacing a season of change, Crew try to maintain consistency to clear championship hurdleD.C. UnitedD.C. United 2018 projected lineupD.C. United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreWill D.C. United’s Chris Durkin be the next breakout American teenager in MLS?FC DallasGFX FC Dallas projected XI mls previewFC Dallas 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreReggie Cannon feels ready for starting role as FC Dallas looks to reboundHouston DynamoGFX Houston Dynamo XIHouston Dynamo 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreLA GalaxyLA Galaxy projected XILA Galaxy 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreLA Galaxy look to rebound in 2018 while confronting a new crosstown rivalLos Angeles FCGFX 2018 LAFC Projected XI 02272018LAFC’s 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreJoao Moutinho poised for breakout rookie season with LAFCMinnesota UnitedMinnesota United projected XIMinnesota United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreMontreal ImpactMontreal Impact Projected XIMontreal Impact 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreNew England RevolutionRevs projected XINew England Revolution 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreNew York City FCNew York City FC projected XINYCFC’s 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreNew York Red BullsGFX NY Red Bulls Projected XI 2018New York Red Bulls 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreTyler Adams focused on making his own mark, and not on filling other players’ shoesOrlando CityOrlando City projected XIOrlando City 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreJason Kreis shaping revamped Orlando City for the post-Kaka eraPhiladelphia UnionUnion XIPhiladelphia Union 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and morePortland TimbersPortland Timbers projected XIPortland Timbers 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreReal Salt LakeReal Salt Lake projected XIReal Salt Lake 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreSan Jose EarthquakesGFX San Jose Earthquakes XI mls previewSan Jose Earthquakes 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreSeattle SoundersSeattle Sounders Projected XISeattle Sounders 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreSporting Kansas CitySporting KC projected XISporting Kansas City 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreToronto FCToronto FC projected XI GFXToronto FC 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and moreVancouver WhitecapsVancouver Whitecaps projected XIVancouver Whitecaps 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and morelast_img

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