It’s been a tough week for Quakes Fans with no games this week. I think it’s great for our team–Wondo was playing injured, Stewart is coming back, and Wynne was a little banged up–but awful for fans who look forward to watching our team on a weekly basis. It’s been two weeks since the last Avaya match, and we still have another three weeks to go! So with that in mind, I think it’d be fun to post some predictions on the season.
- MPG will be injured at some point this season, probably August. The dude goes down a lot; it’s only a matter of time.
- Wondo will go back to forward. At his age, he can’t be playing mid. It requires too much running, this injury shows he’s getting older, and he’s better off playing up top where there’s less running overall.
- Tommy will start playing. If/when MPG goes down, look for Tommy to take his place.
- Wondo will have 15 goals this year, with five coming on PKs. Why not?
- Lenny is done.
- Dom Kinnear will start playing a 4-1-3-2 with Alashe as DM and leave Koval on the bench in favor of Jahn up top.
- Nyassi will continue to start, and continue get subbed out in 80% of the games he starts for Shea (why, Dom? WHY??? Shea can go 90!!)
- FC Dallas will win the Supporters’ Shield, but not the Cup.
- Revs will win the Cup after starting the season 0-2-1.
- Western Conference Playoff Teams (in order of first-sixth): FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders, Sporting KC, Portland Timbers, SJ Earthquakes.
- Eastern Conference Playoff Teams (in order of first-sixth): New England Revolution, DC United, NYRB, Toronto FC, Chicago Fire.
They lose in the World Cup Semi-Finals to France. They place third overall while France wins the World Cup.
- Lee Nguyen gets his chance and emerges as a USMNT staple.
- Bradley gets benched.
- Guzan takes over as Howard retires.
- JMoSmooth (Jordan Morris) emerges as U-23 Superstar and leads U.S. Olympic team to bronze in Rio next year, along side Gedion Zelalem and Fatai Alashe.
- Wondo will get curtain call game this year, and that will be the end of his USMNT run.