Dec 13, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; The MLS Cup trophy rests on the stage during a championship rally at Seattle Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Prediction

NYCFC takes another step forward in 2017. On the strength of another MVP year from David Villa and a breakout from Jack Harrison, NYCFC will score the most goals in the league.

The defense, shiny new midfield and an experienced keeper, will be able to provide just enough goal prevention to win a lot of games.

NYCFC will be the first professional team other than the Yankees to win a championship in the Bronx, and it will happen in 2017.