2022 MLS Predictions: Eastern Conference

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14. Charlotte FC

The coach basically said their roster is screwed and the general manager reeks of ego and incompetence. Maybe that's overly harsh and the team will get a few big signings and the players on the roster will play better than ever. But there's so many issues, especially offensively, with this group. They won't have a single Designated Player available for their season opener against DC United. Everything about this franchise feels incorrect in a unique way, But then again, their coach is excellent and maybe things work out.