8. Sporting Kansas City
Last season finish: 40 points; 12th in West, 22nd in League
Player to watch: ST William Agada
Sporting Kansas City struggled mightily with injuries last season. The dynamic duo of Eric Thommy and William Agada came in the summer and breathed new life into a suddenly stagnant franchise.
If that hot summer form continues from the jump this year, SKC could finish even higher. Peter Vermes and company should also get DPs Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda back in the fold to only add to the dynamic attack.