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MLS 2018 predictions: Atlanta for title … and Ronaldo teams up with Beckham?

Ahead of the new season, our panel of experts deliver their verdicts on the MVP, MLS Cup champions and whether promotion/relegation will ever come to pass

Seeing how Atlanta United progress. Owner Arthur Blank threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the league, redefining what’s possible within MLS. Tata Martino’s side played attractive soccer and drew massive crowds to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The club are not resting on their laurels either: they shelled out a once-unheard-of fee of $15m to land teenage Argentinian playmaker Ezequiel Barco. Whether that’s enough of an improvement to topple Toronto remains to be seen, but it’ll be fun to watch. BD

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