MLS 2019 Season Preview + Recommended Resources

MLS 2019 Season Preview + Recommended Resources

MLS 2019 Season Preview + Recommended Resources

As we slowly approach the end of February, the new MLS season is just around the corner. This season will mark the 24th season of MLS, where we get a chance to watch the best 21 US and 3 Canadian teams playing against each other in hopes to end up as the Champions.

MLS 2019 Season Preview + Recommended Resources

The MLS League as a whole has come a long way in its young history, and with the new world-class coaches slowly coming into the league, it only gets more interesting and more competitive with each passing year, thus getting the recognition it deserves. With new teams, new players and teams eager to prove to the world they belong among the best, we are in for yet another great MLS season. Each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season and non-conference opponents once. There is also a new playoff format for the 2019 season.

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Shows & Podcasts list: MLS podcasts and YouTube shows 2019

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In this article, we will check the 24 teams that will compete in the 2019 Season of MLS, what has changed and what are our expectations of those teams.

 

Team Previews

Western Conference
TeamStadiumPreview
Colorado RapidsDick’s Sporting Goods ParkLINK
FC DallasToyota StadiumLINK
Houston DynamoBBVA Compass StadiumLINK
LA GalaxyDignity Health Sports ParkLINK
Los Angeles FCBanc of California StadiumLINK
Minnesota United FCAllianz FieldLINK
Portland TimbersProvidence ParkLINK
Real Salt LakeRio Tinto StadiumLINK
San Jose EarthquakesAvaya StadiumLINK
Seattle Sounders FCCenturyLink FieldLINK
Sporting Kansas CityChildren’s Mercy ParkLINK
Vancouver WhitecapsBC PlaceLINK

 

Coaching changes

TeamOutgoing coachManner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Incoming coachAppointed
Vancouver WhitecapsEngland Craig DalrympleEnd of interim periodNovember 7, 2018Canada Marc Dos SantosNovember 7, 2018
FC DallasColombia Óscar ParejaResignedNovember 16, 2018United States Luchi GonzalezDecember 15, 2018
Columbus CrewUnited States Gregg BerhalterSigned by US national teamNovember 29, 2018United States Caleb PorterJanuary 4, 2019
Atlanta UnitedArgentina Gerardo MartinoEnd of contractDecember 18, 2018Netherlands Frank de BoerDecember 23, 2018
LA GalaxyUnited States Dominic KinnearEnd of interim periodJanuary 2, 2019Argentina Guillermo Barros SchelottoJanuary 2, 2019