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Take Your Pick – 2019 USL Championship Season

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 03/07/19, 3:45PM EST

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Our four resident experts look into the future and predict how the new season will play out


Louisville City FC lifted USL Cup for a second consecutive second year in 2018, but who do our experts think will take home the silverware this season? | Photo courtesy Em-Dash Photography / Louisville City FC

It’s the eve of the 2019 USL Championship season, with the next eight months set to feature standout clubs and players as the league’s 36 teams take aim at the USL Cup.

Before we get underway on Friday night, however, we asked our four resident experts how they thought this season would play out, which individuals would scoop the major awards at the end of the regular season and which clubs would claim the silverware.

Check out the picks of Nicholas Murray, Mike Watts, John Arlia and Devon Kerr below, and then let us know what you think of each of their selections in the polls.

Meet The Experts


Nicholas Murray is the Associate Director of Communications at USL and has been with the league since the 2011 season.

Mike Watts is the voice of the USL Championship Game of the Week and the USL Cup and has vast experience working in soccer broadcasting.

John Arlia is the USL's National Writer and has held multiple positions covering soccer in North America.

Devon Kerr is a broadcast analyst who also covers the USL Championship Game of the Week.

Award
Nicholas Murray
Nicholas Murray
 

Mike Watts
Mike Watts
 

John Arlia
John Arlia
 

Devon Kerr
Devon Kerr
 
Golden Boot
Cameron Iwasa
Thomas Enevoldsen
Adam Jahn
Dane Kelly
Assists Champion
Oscar Jimenez
Juan Caffa
Aodhan Quinn
Ilija Ilić
Golden Glove
Kyle Morton
Kyle Morton
Connor Sparrow
Joe Kuzminsky
Coach of the Year
Simon Elliott
Eric Wynalda
Troy Lesesne
Martin Rennie
Goalkeeper of the Year
John McCarthy
Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
Matt Pickens
Defender of the Year
Paco Craig
Joe Greenspan
Joe Greenspan
Darnell King
Young Player of the Year
(Born after 1/1/1997)
Wilson Harris
Ethan Zubak
Michee Ngalina
Kevon Lambert
MVP
Solomon Asante
Solomon Asante
Solomon Asante
Solomon Asante
Regular Season Champion
Phoenix Rising FC
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Phoenix Rising FC
Louisville City FC
Eastern Conference Champion
Indy Eleven
Louisville City FC
Nashville SC
Indy Eleven
Western Conference Champion
Sacramento Republic FC
Sacramento Republic FC
OKC Energy FC
Sacramento Republic FC
USL Cup Champion
Sacramento Republic FC
Louisville City FC
Nashville SC
Indy Eleven

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