2023 Major League Soccer Predictions: Eastern Conference
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1. New York Red Bulls
Last season finish: 53 points; 4th in East, 6th in League; Lost in Opening Round
Player to watch: ST Dante Vanzeir
The New York Red Bulls are inevitable.
New Jersey's finest has qualified for the playoffs 13 consecutive times and won two Supporter's Shield titles since 2010. The Red Bulls haven't reached an MLS Cup Final in that time, however, and haven't even won a playoff game since 2018.
This year's Red Bull team could be different. It's a deep group that returns the bulk of a squad that earned a home playoff game last season. With the signing of new DP striker Dante Vanzeir, New York could be a legitimate threat to win multiple competitions.