The predictions for the winner of Major League Soccer Cup have already begun with the season set to kick off soon. Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men’s professional soccer league representing the highest levels in sports’ in both the countries of the United States and Canada. This league comprises of 23 teams – 20 in the USA and 3 in Canada. The first season was played in the year 1996, and the current title is held by the Toronto FC, who won the title in 2017. Most numbers of MLS cups are held by the LA Galaxy, and D.C United teams with 4 cups each. The top goal scorer of the MLS is Landon Donovan with 145 goals in his kitty. We are sure you would know these if you are into online sports betting.
Now that we have well established some of the statistics about the league let us take a look at some of the predictions regarding the winners for the 2018 Season MLS cup –
Who will win MLS Cup?
Depending on the buzz going around and the love people share for football, several football fanatics have predicted either Toronto FC or Atlanta United FC to lift the cup this season. Why so? Toronto FC has been one of the best teams in the MLS History and has retained all of its best players. You can surely see some distance between the other teams and Toronto, making it a tough competition for all.
Although it is a boring choice as this team played extremely well last season and then went on to sign Ager Aketxe and Auro, it would be difficult to put anyone else in their position at this moment.
Why Atlanta United then?? Tata Martino has already established himself as a driving force for his team. And now continuing as a manager for the second season as well. One can surely say that Atlanta United can dethrone the king.
When you talk about the players, Ezequiel Barco and Darlington Nagbe have now joined the force, making it a team to look out for in this season.
Which team will be the most improved from Season one?
This question has two answers to it as well – Orlando City and LA Galaxy. Orlando City has pulled out all stops, adding several players in the offseason with Jason Kreis well coaching his team, bringing the best out of his players and managing the team well.
LA Galaxy because this team was not performing well a year ago, but now the defence has been rebuilt. Perry Kitchen, David Bingham have been added as upgrades and have the potential to be the most improved team overall.
Which team will win the Supporter’s shield?
With several people having mixed reviews for the above question, two teams that stand out are Toronto FC and Atlanta United FC. Using the same focus they used in 2017, they’ll easily win the shield in 2018 without too much trouble.
Atlanta finished with the 4th most points in the last season and had the potential to convert them into wins this season easily.
With so much excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this season, one can only wait and watch for the magic to unfold.