The 2012 season of Major League Soccer will start in the next two weeks!!
Montreal Impact is the new team to join the league this season, making it the third Canadian team after Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps.
The defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy now looks stronger than ever with returning David Beckham, staying Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and re-signed Juninho. Edson Buddle, who scored gazillion for the Galaxy the year before, also returns. The only core that they will miss for the season is Omar Gonzalez who tore his ACL while playing aboard during off-season. The team somehow manage to have all of them under a limited cap space, which make them truly the New York Yankees of MLS.
The second biggest team, New York Red Bulls, will still have Theirry Henry, Rafa Marquez among others, with a major addition in Kenny Cooper, that could be enough to be the contender in the East again. They will have a tough time dealing with their rookie goalkeepers since a departure of Frank Rost though.
There are also a bunch of rumours of big-name players interesting to join MLS during European free agency period. One of them is Michael Ballack, who is interested to spend his final two years in North America. NYRB, Impact, Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders reportedly express interest in him.