Can anyone stop the juggernaut that is Toronto FC?
That's the question entering the 2018 MLS campaign, which kicks off Saturday when TFC begins its title defense with an Eastern Conference final rematch against the Columbus Crew at BMO Field.
Less than three months after Toronto completed a treble by sinking the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup final, Goal has unanimously picked Sebastian Giovinco and Co. to repeat as Supporters' Shield winners and tapped them as favorites to again lift the MLS Cup as well.
But which dark-horse contenders could potentially dethrone TFC? Who will take home MLS MVP honors? Which player is poised for a breakout campaign? Goal editors and writers have provided their predictions below: