M David Ferreira is the reigning league MVP, but losing M Dax McCarty and D Heath Pearce will hurt last year's Cup finalist.
6. SAN JOSE
The pressure is on F Chris Wondolowski, the '10 Golden Boot winner, to show he's not a one-hit wonder.
F Darlington Nagbe is the league's top rookie. How will he perform alongside F Kenny Cooper, who returns from Europe?
8. CHIVAS USA
New coach Robin Fraser inherited a mess, but F Justin Braun is one of the league's most promising young players.
D Jay DeMerit and G Joe Cannon anchor the back line, which will get tested early and often this season.
MLS CUP FINAL
LOS ANGELES OVER KANSAS CITY