|Our Twenty Fearless Predictions for 2000.|
Some of which may even come true…
|7 and 1/2 correct|
|1. Metro will make the playoffs; East finish: DC, MetroStars, Miami, NE.|
(1/2) Got the Metro part right. East: Metro, NE, Miami, DC. Close except for DC.
|2. All four Central teams make playoffs, Finish: Dallas, Chicago, Tampa, Columbus.|
(1/2) Columbus didn’t make it: Chicago, TB, Dallas, Columbus.
|3. West Finish: LA, KC, Colorado, and SJ. (1) Almost got it. KC, LA, Col, San Jose.|
|4. The US Open Cup will be won by LA. (-) Chicago beat Miami.|
|5. Mauricio Cienfuegos will be MVP of MLS. (-) Moela, but he shouldn’t have been.|
|6. Lothar Matthäus will be everything his reputation says he will be: brilliant on the field and a butthead off of it. (1) Looked pretty good down the stretch.|
|7. Tom Fitzgerald will be fired in Columbus and the Crew will regret Thomas Dooley is not around to replace him. (-) Not fired yet, amazingly.|
|8. Raul Diaz Arce will lead MLS in goals. (1/2) Right team, wrong guy, Diallo with 26.|
|9. Adin Brown will win rookie of the year after starting the majority of the season for Colorado. (-) Bocanegra, Brown would have won if not for injury.|
|10. Dante Washington will be successful in Columbus, until he is injured. (1) Great success, no injury.|
|11. It will surprise no one when Demarcus Beasley is a star in Chicago. |
(1) Stoitchkov loves the guy; ok maybe not a star, but really good..
|12. The Burn will be sold before the season is over. (-) hopefully next year.|
|13. 2001 Expansion will be to New York, Houston, and Sacramento (yes three cities)|
(-) Ok, how about 2002, to NY and Altanta or Philly.
|14. Los Angeles will win the Supporters Shield. (-) Kansas City and Chicago Tied.|
|15. The Burn will beat Los Angeles in MLS Cup 2000. (-) KC beat Chicago.|
|16. Andrew Williams will have a breakout year for Miami. (-) Too Many forwards in Miami.|
|17. Matt Jordan will led MLS in shutouts, Kevin Hartman in goals against. |
(-) Meola .92 goals against, 16 shutouts.
|18. Colorado will miss Matt McKeon more then they imagined, like KC last year. |
(1) They have second most goals allowed, KC leads MLS in D.
|19. Thomas Rongen will come under fire in DC for their poor play when Etcheverry and Moreno leave for World Cup Qualifiers. (1) Rongen amazing still has a job.|
|20. Brandon Pollard will get a US call up by end of 2000. (-) Not looking good, doesn’t even start for Burn.|