Yesterday, we published our well-thought-out predictions for the Philadelphia Union's 2016 season. Today, we're going a bit more visceral with our 2016 hot takes. These takes are designed to burn like the morning after dropping $30 at Taco Bell, so approach with caution.
Heather Reppert: Jim Curtin is fired mid-season.
Evan Villella: CJ Sapong scores 10+ goals.
Frank Cobbina: Sebastien Le Toux makes less than 25 appearances for the Union.
Chuck Booth: Roland Alberg leads the league in assists (not as outlandish as it may sound, Cristian Maidana almost did it).
Drew Gobrecht: Fabian Herbers wins the starting job by the end of the season.
Barry Evans: Neither Ray Gaddis nor Fabinho are starters come the day we miss out on the playoffs.
Drew Gobrecht: In direct opposition to Barry, Fabinho has more assists than any other full back in the league.
Justin F.: The Union have their best MLS season since 2011.
Nick Youngstein: Andre Blake gets sold to a European side before their 2016-2017 season starts.
Andrew Stoltzfus: Jason Kreis is Union coach by the end of the season. Gaddis traded after Curtin is fired. Tranquillo Barnetta leads league in red cards.
Doug Gobrecht: The Philadelphia Union earn the first overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Jason Kates: There will not be any progress from this past year. (Pessimistic Philly fan in me).
John Rossi: BURNING TAKE: Keegan Rosenberry wins rookie of the year.
Colin Campbell: Le Toux becomes a player manager because Philly will never get rid of him.
Matt Rogers: Ilsinho signs with the team, they mutually agree to terminate his contract by July.
Matt Albaugh: The Union have a top 10 defense.
Chris Allen: Andre Blake wins MLS Goalie of the year.
Some of these takes are lukewarm, and others will melt lead. My hot take? Vincent Nogueira will get interest from teams but will wind up going to Tigres in Mexico, where he and Andre-Pierre Gignac will be known as Contacto en Francia - the French Connection.
Let's hear your hot takes - the comments section are pretty well flame retardant, so let's have at it.