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2015 MLS Preview: Consensus League Standings

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With the season just around the corner here is a look at how Waking The Red sees the standings shaking out. We have Toronto FC making the playoffs, so we are pretty much automatically wrong.

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Preseason predictions are anyone's guess, as it is almost impossible to interpret from paper what will transpire on the field. Injuries, poor combinations and midseason moves can change just about everything about a team's construct and therefore final finish. However, Waking The Red did our best to evaluate what we have seen from each MLS team in the offseason and how that will contribute to their performance in 2015.

Here are the consensus standings that we have produced, calculated by how the four writers who participated's standing predictions put together.

Eastern Conference

1. New England Revolution

2. DC United

3. Toronto FC

4. Columbus Crew

5. New York Red Bulls

6. Orlando City SC

7. Chicago Fire

8. New York City FC

9. Philadelphia Union

10. Montreal Impact

Western Conference

1. Seattle Sounders

2. LA Galaxy

3. Real Salt Lake

4. Vancouver Whitecaps

5. Sporting Kansas City

6. Portland Timbers

7. FC Dallas

8. Houston Dynamo

9. Colorado Rapids

10. San Jose Earthquakes

Here are the predictions by participating member of our team. We had a couple of discrepancies but for the most part it was pretty consistent.

Team Mitchell Tierney James Grossi Sven87 StouffVillain
Eastern
New England 1 1 1 2
Toronto 2 3 3 7
DC United 3 2 2 1
Orlando City 4 9 6 5
Columbus 5 4 4 4
New York City FC 6 10 8 6
New York Red Bulls 7 6 7 3
Chicago Fire 8 5 5 10
Philadelphia Union 9 8 10 8
Montreal Impact 10 7 9 9
Western
LA Galaxy 1 1 3 2
Seattle Sounders 2 2 1 1
Portland Timbers 3 6 8 6
Real Salt Lake 4 4 4 3
Vancouver Whitecaps 5 5 2 5
Sporting KC 6 3 6 4
Colorado Rapids 7 10 7 10
Houston Dynamo 8 8 9 8
FC Dallas 9 7 5 7
San Jose Earthquakes 10 9 10 9

Because this is harder than you think, place your own predictions in the comments section below. Let us know how wrong we are, because we probably are but likely not for the reasons you think we are.