The power rests out West, where star-studded L.A. and workmanlike Salt Lake will fight for the title
GRANT WAHL'S PREDICTIONS
1. Kansas City
A young team on the rise, Sporting has figured out how to play coach Peter Vermes's 4-3-3 system. Graham Zusi is set for another big year in the midfield, and count me among those who think Bobby Convey will thrive as a wing forward.
The Dynamo will be more settled this year, with Geoff Cameron emerging as a star at center back. Veteran midfielder Brad Davis just keeps going and going.
3. New York
Spectacular success or brutal failure? Either is a possibility for the league's most intriguing team.