2022 MLS Predictions: Eastern Conference

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6. Columbus Crew

The Crew were just unlucky and slow last year. Their luck should balance out and the return of Artur and Aiden Morris to midfield should improve pace of play. Lucas Zelarayán is one of the most gifted players in MLS. The Armenian international can do insane things with the ball at his feet and could win league MVP if he's fully motivated and at his best.