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PST writers predict the 2014 Major League Soccer standings, do you agree?

Mar 7, 2014, 5:57 PM EST

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On the eve of the Major League Soccer season, we’ve been having a little fun over at ProSoccerTalk.

Amongst the plethora of top quality of season previews we’ve been churning out — you can find them all here at PST Preview central — we took some time to predict how the MLS standings will look after the final games of the regular season have been played.

The magic eight ball was working overtime as we discussed our picks. If only I could find that crystal ball…

The predictions from our six writers varied, but Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers are the clear favorites with our guys, while it’s not looking great for the likes of Chivas USA and D.C. United once again. Also, we think Toronto FC will use their new superstar signings, Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe, to surge up the standings and finally make the playoffs.

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Below you can see who we think will win the league, who will qualify for the MLS postseason and who will win MLS Cup and be crowned 2014 champions. Bonus: Click on the teams and it will take you to their season preview.

source:

MLS Cup Winners, 2014

JPW: New York Red Bulls
Richard Farley: Real Salt Lake
Mike Prindiville: New York Red Bulls
Kyle Bonn: Portland Timbers
Kirsten Schlewitz: Portland Timbers
Nick Mendola: Toronto FC

Feel free to let us know your final MLS standings in the comments below. Anyway, here’s our predictions:

ProSoccerTalk’s 2014 MLS Prediction

JPW Nick Mendola Richard Farley Mike Prindiville Kyle Bonn Kirsten Schlewitz
EASTERN CONFERENCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
1. New York 1. New York 1. Sporting 1. New York 1. Sporting 1. Sporting
2. Toronto 2. Toronto 2. New York 2. Toronto 2. New York 2. New York
3. Sporting 3. Houston 3. Houston 3. Sporting 3. Toronto 3. New England
4. New England 4. Philly 4. Toronto 4. New England 4. Chicago 4. Houston
5. Houston 5. Sporting 5. New England 5. Philly 5. Houston 5. Philly
6. Columbus 6. New England 6. Philly 6. Montreal 6. New England 6. Toronto
7. Chicago 7. Chicago 7. Columbus 7. Houston 7. Columbus 7. Columbus
8. Montreal 8. Montreal 8. Chicago 8. Chicago 8. D.C. United 8. Montreal
9. D.C. United 9. D.C. United 9. Montreal 9. D.C. United 9. Montreal 9. Chicago
10. Philly 10. Columbus 10. D.C. United 10. Columbus 10. Philly 10. D.C. United
WESTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
1. LA Galaxy
1. RSL
1. Portland
1. Seattle
1. Portland 1. Portland
2. Seattle
2. LA Galaxy 2. RSL
2. LA Galaxy
2. RSL 2. RSL
3. Portland
3. Seattle
3. LA Galaxy
3. Portland
3. LA Galaxy 3. San Jose
4. San Jose
4. San Jose
4. Vancouver
4. Vancouver
4. Seattle 4. LA Galaxy
5. RSL
5. Vancouver
5. Seattle
5. RSL
5. San Jose 5. Seattle
6. Vancouver 6. Portland 6. San Jose 6. San Jose 6. Vancouver 6. Vancouver
7. FC Dallas 7. FC Dallas 7. Colorado 7. Colorado 7. FC Dallas 7. Colorado
8. Chivas USA 8. Colorado 8. FC Dallas 8. FC Dallas 8. Colorado 8. FC Dallas
9. Colorado 9. Chivas USA 9. Chivas USA 9. Chivas USA 9. Chivas USA 9. Chivas USA
  1. chadmoon1 - Mar 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Where has Steve Davis gone? Where are his picks?

  2. pecorasc - Mar 7, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    I thought I was imagining veiled distaste of Portland from nick for a while. Still love that guy though.

  3. judgereed - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    I don’t understand some of these writers putting Philly in last in the East. They went out and drastically improved there squad sitting right outside the playoffs last season. I really don’t see what there seeing, did I miss something???

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