9. New York City FC
Last season finish: 55 points; 3rd in East, 5th in League; Lost in Conference Final
Player to watch: M Keaton Parks
New York City FC will almost certainly make the playoffs proper. But until the roster is put together, I'm not picking it to happen.
NYCFC officially moved on from one of the best cores in MLS history. Even if New York eventually refills the cupboard, that much talent is nearly impossible to replace in one season.