MLS Crystal Ball Edition
Du Nord: Top 10 significant signings and influential departures.
First, how they finished in 2009 – PPG=Points Per Game – GFA=Goals For Average – GAA=Goals Against Average
I held off as long as I could. Had a feeling that more rankings would get posted today. In a repeat performance of last season, I’ve collected the prognositications of over 15 denizens of the soccersphere. Some laid out their projections for both conferences, some went so far as to name the 8 playoff teams. Others simply posted their preseason power rankings. All were quite candid in the uncertainty of predicting finishes in the parity system that is MLS, but what the hell, it wouldn’t be sport if there were no forecasters. It’s all part of the fun. And just to make the point clear about the difficulties in trying to see into the future, last year only one person(Kartik) thought the Sounders would make the playoffs, while nearly everyone had the Galaxy as bottom feeders in the west. So without further adieu, I give to you the compilation of 10 power rankings and 9 conference predictions.
First, the power rankings.
|Preseason Power Rankings|
And the conference predictions.
I guess it’s only fair that I display my own rankings. The biggest(but not all) doubts in the back of my mind … underestimating Dominic Kinnear in Houston, overestimating RBNY with all the roster changes(11).