The start of the MLS season brings out the best and worst of predictions from around the web. We’ve linked to some of the best previews to get you ready for the new MLS campaign. Keep coming back for updates.
2016 MLS Season Previews
2016 MLS season preview – Red Nation Online
Not surprising the three teams that excite me the most are also the biggest clubs in the league: LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders. In many ways, due to budget, these teams have always had the biggest advantage and until Toronto FC joined the group, these were the clubs that would bring the biggest DPs in.
2016 MLS season preview – Four Four Two
Excellent guide to the 2016 MLS Season by Four Four Two Magazine.
Goal previews the 2016 MLS season – Goal
Goal has spoken to coaches and stars across the league, offering roster breakdowns, lineup projections, player profiles and more ahead of the 2016 MLS campaign.
2016 MLS Season Preview – SB Nation
SB Nation’s MLS Season Preview.
PODCAST: Soccer Central’s MLS Preview Show – Sportsnet
Hosts James Sharman and John Molinaro examine the prospects of the league’s three Canadian teams, and chat with soccer commentators Lloyd Barker and Paul Dolan.
2016 MLS season preview, A to Z – Washington Post
An A to Z guide of things to look forward to this season.
Roundtable: 2016 MLS predictions – SI.com
Grant Wahl: Toronto FC is deep enough to capture MLS Cup title.
2016 MLS season preview – World Soccer Talk
With the 2016 MLS season slated to begin on Sunday, it’s time to look forward to what we can expect from each of the 20 teams in the New Year. So what you’ll find below is a series of quick questions and expectations for each team in MLS as the new season approaches.
The TDS 2016 MLS Preview Extravaganza – Top Drawer Soccer
We here at TopDrawerSoccer pay close attention to the young guns, so our MLS preview is a mite different than the rest. In addition to brief breakdowns, we’ll run you through the top U21 players, unsigned Homegrowns, rookies and more for every MLS team. Some need the reinforcement more than others.
MLS Eastern Conference preview – Soccer America
As the third decade of play in MLS commences, in the battle between conferences Eastern teams are playing catchup.
2016 MLS Western Conference Preview – Total MLS
Well folks, the time is once again almost here where we can put our offseason hopes back up on the dusty old shelf with our souvenir hand towels and that limited edition bobblehead and face the reality that while even just two weeks ago the 2016 MLS season promised that anything could happen, we’re about to find out that only one outcome is actually possible and that long trek to October starts soon and we’ll be leaving the station without any hope of slowing down, stopping, or changing direction.
The Full 90’s 2016 MLS season preview – Kansas City Star
History lesson aside, MLS continues to grow. (However fast that growth is or should be depends on whom you ask). Teams continue to pump resources into their academies. More than half of the league has invested in their own USL franchise, with the remaining clubs likely to follow suit. Salaries are climbing, and the bottom half is finally reaping some of the benefits. Incoming players continue to raise the level of play. And with the rise of social media and other avenues of coverage, more and more people are tuning in.
MLS Western Conference Preview, Predictions – Empire of Soccer
The Western Conference has in recent years been the stronger of the two conferences, and I think that will remain true in 2016.
MLS Eastern Conference Season Preview, Predictions – Empire of Soccer
As teams begin their campaign, we look at all 10 teams in the Eastern Conference, and what they can look forward to in 2016.
The only 2016 MLS preview you’ll need – the11.ca
Simply put, this is a league that, despite the introduction of Designated Players, hasn’t moved away from parity. Those so-called game-changers haven’t really changed the games all that much. They’ve given us the illusion of bringing great change to MLS, but in fact Drogba and Kaka and Giovinco and Keane only fit right into the the league’s law of averages — even if they do offer highlight-reel entertainment. To put it bluntly: MLS is always a crapshoot. It has been like this in the past, and it will be like that again.