2019 FC Dallas and MLS predictions

With the season starting today it’s once again time to drop our staff season predictions.  This year we’re taking a stab at FCD’s finish, FCD’s leading scorer, FCD’s MVP, East and West playoff teams, Supporters Shield winner, and the MLS Cup winner.

On with the show…

Peter Welpton

FCD finish – 8th (just outside the playoffs)
FCD leading scorer – Michael Barrios 
FCD MVP – Matt Hedges

East and West playoff teams – I’d be better off playing the lottery 
Supporters Shield winner – Sporting KC 
MLS Cup winner – Sporting KC

Buzz Carrick

FCD finish – 5th West
FCD leading scorer – Dom Badji with 15 goals.
FCD MVP – Santiago Mosquera

East playoff teams – NYRB, Atlanta, DC United, Columbus, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto.West playoff teams – Sporting KC, LAFC, Seattle, RSL, Portland, FC Dallas, Houston.Supporters Shield winner – NYRBMLS Cup winner – Sporting KC

Kevin Lindstrom

FCD finish – 5th West
FCD leading scorer – Michael Barrios
FCD MVP – Michael Barrios

East playoff teams – Atlanta, NYRB, NYCFC, DC United, Philadelphia, New England, Toronto
West playoff teams – Seattle, Sporting KC, Portland, Houston, FC Dallas, LAFC, RSL
Supporters Shield winner – Atlanta United
MLS Cup winner – Atlanta United

John Lenard

FCD finish – 4th in West, 6th overall, 58pts.  Make USOC final, lose to Philly. Make Western conference final, lose to Portland.
FCD leading scorer – Dom Badji: 15 goals.  Micheal Barrios: 9 goals. Santiago Mosquera: 7 goals
FCD MVP – 1. Bryan Acosta, 2. Matt Hedges, 3. Dom Badji

West playoff teams – Seattle, Portland, Sporting KC, FC Dallas, LAFC, LA Galaxy, RSL
East playoff teams – NYRB, Atlanta, NYCFC, Columbus, DC United, Philadelphia, Montreal
Supporters Shield winner – DC United
MLS Cup winner – Portland vs NYRB, NYRB wins

Arman Kafai

FCD finish – 8th
FCD leading scorer – Dom Badji with 13 goals
FCD MVP – Bryan Acosta

East playoff teams – NYRB, Atlanta, Philadelphia, DC United, Columbus, NYCFC, Toronto
West playoff teams – Sporting KC, LAFC, Seattle, Portland, LA Galaxy, RSL, Vancouver
Supporters Shield winner – Sporting KC
MLS Cup winner – NYRB

Dan Crooke

FCD finish – 5th, 8th overall 
FCD leading scorer – Dom Badji, 12 goals
FCD MVP – Bryan Acosta

East playoff teams –  NYRB, Atlanta, NYCFC, DC United, Montreal, Columbus, Toronto
West playoff teams – Sporting KC, LAFC, Portland, LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, Seattle, RSL
Supporters Shield winner – Sporting KC
MLS Cup winner– NYRB

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