If you are an economic expert, you know that your predictions almost never come true. But if suddenly something one day comes to pass, you can raise a hype around your name and earn millions.
We, MLSnews.net, decided to start using the theory of probability as well, so before the 2017 MLS season begins, we determined to predict the outcome of the season.
Top goalscorer: David Villa
David Villa is not getting younger (like all other representatives of our species), but New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira says the team is now stronger than in the 2016 season, so perhaps it is this difference that will allow Villa to keep on improving his performance on goals scored in the season to come.
Top assist-maker: Sacha Kljestan
Sacha gained a perfect shape. Indeed, MLS has got a large number of high-level assist-makers, but no one plays for the team the way Sacha Kljestan does.
The worst team: New England Revolution
Definitely not Chicago Fire, which was the worst team for two seasons in a row, but strengthened the roster with pretty good players. The New England Revolution looks like a team no one cares about. A fitting candidate for the worst team of the 2017 MLS season.
The top disappointment of the season: Colorado Rapids
The Colorado Rapids did the excellent 2016 season. At the same time, before the start of the playoffs stage experts called the Colorado Rapids the contenders for the title. However, afterward the club decided to do without big transfers while the competitors chose the opposite transfer strategy.
MLS Cup: LA Galaxy
It is quite a risky assumption, but the LA Galaxy is probably the most balanced MLS team at this point. Curt Onalfo is fairly able to make that difference, which they lacked to become a champion in the last two seasons.
In addition, the LA Galaxy seems to be the most professional MLS club from different points of view, while the other main contenders for the title in the MLS Cup are lacking outside the field. Say, Toronto FC inexplicably uses two logos and doesn’t do well in formatting the text (and not Toronto FC alone).
— Leon The Alien (@LeonFromSpace) February 26, 2017
In such a serious matter as MLS every little bit counts, so the chances of the LA Galaxy are really the highest.
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