While the domestic leagues in Europe are reaching the home stretch, the Major League Soccer season is just about to begin.
Last season saw David Beckham go out on top as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup Final.
This season, Beckham is gone, but the Galaxy are expected to once again challenge for the MLS Cup.
The Galaxy are not the only team vying for the MLS Cup crown with Houston, Sporting Kansas City, San Jose and D.C. United all in the mix as favorites in the preseason to go all the way.
Here is the first edition of the MLS Power Rankings for 2013.