6. Austin FC
Last season finish: 56 points; 2nd in West, 4th in League; Lost in Conference Final
Player to watch: M Sebastian Driussi
I actually picked Austin to finish higher in the standings last season lol. This is clearly a talented roster with a strong, coherent style of play.
The only reason I have them in the back half of the playoffs is questions about depth with Champions League on the schedule and a potential over reliance on MVP candidate Sebastian Driussi. Even though I have Austin in sixth, I think this is a team capable of competing for silverware in almost every competition this year.