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The Burgundy Wave Guide to the Western Conference

Here's all of our previews for the teams in the Western Conference, and where they'll finish.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

1- FC Dallas

Mauro Diaz and Fabian Castillo are one of MLS' best duo's. What do Carlos Gruezo and Maxi Urruti add?

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2- Seattle Sounders

Rave green have a lot to prove. It's probably MLS Cup or bust for Sigi Schmid.

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3- LA Galaxy

The Galaxy are old. They'll still be tough to beat.

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4- Vancouver Whitecaps

The Caps need to take a step forward this year- stop having impressive players and sound fundamentals, and start winning hardware.

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5- Portland Timbers

The defending champs mostly stand pat in the off season. Mmm, maybe not such a good idea.

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6- San Jose Earthquakes

Bunker and grind. That makes SJ one of the toughest opponents to play. How far will that take them?

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7- Colorado Rapids

We'll be better than last year. Probably. I hope?

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8- Sporting Kansas City

Time catches up to SKC this year methinks.

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9- Houston Dynamo

Good at striker. Not good anywhere else.

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10- Real Salt Lake

Also good up front - Plata, Yura, and JaviMo. But the backline is gonna be a trainwreck.

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Rejoice! MLS is back! Now we can finally stop pontificating and start watching.