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.
Nicholas Murray is the Associate Director of Communications at USL and has been with the league since the 2011 season.
John Arlia is the USL's National Writer and has held multiple positions covering soccer in North America.
|Coach of the Year|
|Goalkeeper of the Year|
|Defender of the Year|
|Young Player of the Year
(Born after 1/1/1997)
|Regular Season Champion|
|Eastern Conference Champion|
|Western Conference Champion|
|USL Cup Champion|
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