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New coach Jay Heaps admits he has a lot to do in remaking the Revolution. There'll be no miracles in year one.
The expansion Impact will play aggressively and do their fans proud, but goals will be hard to come by.
1. Los Angeles
The reigning champs had MLS's best off-season, retaining midfielders David Beckham and Juninho and bringing forward Edson Buddle back from Germany for scoring punch.
2. Salt Lake
When healthy, RSL is the team that best stacks up against the Galaxy. The window may be closing on the decorated group of Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales, Nat Borchers, Jámison Olave, Nick Rimando and Alvaro Saborío.
The Sounders have three MVP candidates in forward Fredy Montero and midfielders Mauro Rosales and Osvaldo Alonso. How veteran striker Eddie Johnson fits into the team will determine how far Seattle can go.