2. Philadelphia Union
Last season finish: 67 points; 1st in East, 2nd in League; Lost in MLS Cup Final
Player to watch: ST Mikael Uhre
The Philadelphia Union narrowly missed out on one of the best seasons in MLS history. Philly lost the Supporters' Shield to Los Angeles FC on a tiebraker. LAFC doubled the damage with a heart-stopping win over the Union in a legendary MLS Cup Final.
Philly will be looking for revenge and brings back practically its entire team with a handful of key depth additions. The only thing keeping the Union off the top spot is a potential long run in the Concacaf Champions League.