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2019 Season Preview

The 2019 MLS season is finally upon us. Featuring 24 teams with the addition of FC Cincinnati and a new playoff format, there's plenty to look forward to this year. Whether you're looking to get to lowdown on your team's outlook or you want to take stock of all 24 teams, look no further. In this season preview, you'll be able to find a recap of your team's offseason including key acquisitions and departures, your team's projected starting XI, strengths and weaknesses, as well as their predicted finish by our panel of experts.

Atlanta United FC

After hoisting MLS Cup last year in just their second MLS season ... Atlanta United are intent to return to the summit in 2019. Full report & lineups

Chicago Fire

With Veljko Paunovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger back ... the Chicago Fire will hope 2019 looks a lot more like two years ago than last season. Full report & lineups

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati enter MLS as the league's 24th team ... set to rely on league-experienced vets like Fanendo Adi, Kendall Waston and Greg Garza. Full report & lineups

Colorado Rapids

After struggling to score goals in 2018 ... the Colorado Rapids aren't likely to suffer such complications with Kei Kamara and Diego Rubio in 2019. Full report & lineups

Columbus Crew SC

It's a new era for Columbus Crew SC ... with new ownership, decision makers and a head coach, there is plenty of reason for optimism in Ohio. Full report & lineups

FC Dallas

Already at the vanguard of #PlayYourKids ... FC Dallas look set to turn the dial up another notch this season. Full report & lineups

D.C. United

A half-season of Wayne Rooney and Lucho Acosta went well in 2018 ... so what will a full campaign of LuchoRoo look like? Full report & lineups

Houston Dynamo

With an attack that stacks up with any in the league ... the Houston Dynamo look set to build on their 2018 U.S. Open Cup triumph. Full report & lineups


LAFC's first act in MLS will be tough to follow ... but reloaded and recharged, Bob Bradley's side is eager to build on last season's record-breaking campaign. Full report & lineups

LA Galaxy

Missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons is a foreign concept to the LA Galaxy ... can the storied club rebound in 2019? Full report & lineups

Minnesota United FC

It's Year Three of the three-year plan in Minnesota ... and with Allianz Field set to open in April, the time is now for the Loons. Full report & lineups

Montreal Impact

As long as the Montreal Impact have Ignacio Piatti ... they'll have a chance. But 2019 might be his last season in MLS. Full report & lineups

New England Revolution

The New England Revolution enter the second season with Brad Friedel marauding the touchline ... and the squad is undoubtedly his. Full report & lineups

New York City FC

It's a new era in the Bronx for NYCFC ... following departures of David Villa and Tommy McNamara, no original members of the expansion squad remain. Full report & lineups

New York Red Bulls

Despite setting a new league record for single-season points in 2018 ... the New York Red Bulls are flying under the radar ahead of 2019. Full report & lineups

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC's rebuild was punctuated by the arrival of Nani ... can he help lead his new club to the postseason for the first time? Full report & lineups

Philadelphia Union

It's a new system in Philadelphia with a new face of the franchise ... as Mexico international Marco Fabian prepares for his Union debut. Full report & lineups

Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers came up just short of another MLS Cup in 2018 ... what will 2019 have in store for the Timbers? Full report & lineups

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake have one of the most interchangeable attacks in the league ... and have no shortage of players capable of scoring goals. Full report & lineups

San Jose Earthquakes

It's the start of the Matias Almeyda era in San Jose ... as the Earthquakes look to recover from finishing with the league's fewest points last season. Full report & lineups

Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders have been notoriously slow starters in recent seasons ... but there's no reason to expect that trend to continue this year. Full report & lineups

Sporting KC

Sporting Kansas City played some beautiful soccer last season en route to topping the west ... and look to be the same juggernaut this season. Full report & lineups

Toronto FC

Toronto FC sit in a precarious position in 2019 ... after the club moved on from Sebastian Giovinco while Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley are in the final year of their contracts. Full report & lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps had an offseason makeover that almost felt like an expansion club ... with 15 players in and 21 out. Full report & lineups