2003 Fearless Prediction – Redoux

20 Fearless Predictions for the 2003 season.
Wow.  Only 4 points? that’s terrible.
1. East finish: Columbus, MetroStars, NE, Chicago, and DC.
Primarily got Columbus and Chicago swapped. Incorrect
2. West Finish: LA, Dallas, Colorado, KC, and SJ.  n
Ouch.  Incorrect
3. San Jose will trade for a forward before the All-Star break.
Does Brian Ching count? Maybe, Faria after the break kinds counts too. 1/2 correct
4, The US Open Cup will be won by New England.
Was won by Chicago.  Incorrect
5. Clint Mathis will be MVP of MLS.
Preki. Incorrect.
6. Metro will win the 2003 MLS Cup.  (Clint Mathis will score the game winner in both the East final and the MLS Cup.)
Incorrect.  San Jose
7. Edson Buddle will lead MLS in scoring.  
Preki, Buddle may have had a shot without injury.  Incorrect.
8. Landon Donovan will get in a argument with Frank Yallop when subbed out of a game.
He’s got petulant, but did not get in an argument with Yallop.  Incorrect .
9. Don Garber will announce that a city in Oklahoma and Philadelphia will be expansion teams in 2005.
10. Chris Carrieri will have a breakout year for Colorado.
Having a good year, but not really a breakout season per say.  1/2 correct
11. Ryan Suarez will be Defender of the Year as a central defender.
(sigh) traded to LA.  Incorrect.
12. Los Angeles Galaxy will win the Supporters Shield.  
Cratered bad enough for Sigi watch to have started. Incorrect.
13. There will be a full-out brawl during a DC United practice.
Looks to be incorrect.
14. Ricardo Clark will be Rookie of the Year for MetroStars.
Incorrect. Strong candidate, but Ralph took it.
15. Tim Howard will be Goalkeeper of the Year.
Would have been if he hadn’t moved to Man U.  Incorrect
16. Both Hristo Stoitchkov and Marco Etcheverry will announce 2003 as their last season in MLS.
Boo Yeah! Correct (2 points)
17. DaMarcus Bealsey will be sold to Europe before the season ends.
18. Brian McBride will miss at least 8 games with injury.
Missed 6 games. Incorrect.
17. The Minnow will not score 20 goals in 2003 but will still be the only LA player with more than 10.
Correct. (1 point)
18. After their summer tour, Manchester United will enter discussion with MLS to invest in the league.
Does buying Tim Howard count? Incorrect.

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