5. FC Dallas
Last season finish: 53 points; 3rd in West, 7th in League; Lost in Conference Semis
Player to watch: ST Jesus Ferreira
Dallas played a lot of good soccer last season and having Sebastian Lletget in the fold from the jump should make them even better throughout the season.
It's a risk to pick a team with so much uncertainty at center back to finish so high, but I think internal improvement from young players and another year in Nico Esteves's system should propel Dallas forward.