Almada, Chicharito among MLS players to watch this season

              FILE - Goalkeeper Sean Johnson of the United States participates in an official training on the eve of the group B World Cup soccer match between United States and Wales, at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Sean Johnson is the new goalkeeper for Toronto FC through 2024. The 33-year-old free agent spent the last six seasons with New York City FC.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
              FILE - Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi (7) controls the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC in Los Angeles, on May 18, 2022. Austin FC signed forward Sebastian Driussi, one of the top goal scorers in Major League Soccer, to a new contract that keeps him with the club through the 2025 season with an option for 2026, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
              FILE - Atlanta United's Thiago Almada, right, gets position on a pass in front of Orlando City's Antonio Carlos (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. The 21-year-old will step into a larger role this season for Atlanta United following the departure of Martinez to Miami. Almada appeared in 29 games and had six goals and seven assists last season. Atlanta will be hoping that Almada can quickly develop a relationship with new forward Giorgos Giakoumakis, who just arrived from Celtic. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
              FILE -Los Angeles Galaxy Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez celebrates after an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn. The ageless Mexican star stepped back into the past and led the LA Galaxy to a playoff berth last season. Chicharito had 18 goals and played in 32 matches, both highs since he moved to MLS. It was the most goals for Hernandez in any season since 2009-10 when he scored 21 in his final season with Chivas de Guadalajara.(AP Foto/Alex Gallardo, File)
              FILE -Philadelphia Union's Kai Wagner, center, lifts the trophy as the Philadelphia Union celebrates the win following the MLS soccer match against New York City FC, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Chester, Pa. The push toward the World Cup in 2026 begins now for Major League Soccer. The league, entering its 28th season this year, has a new team in St. Louis City and a new media deal with Apple TV. This season will also feature an expanded Leagues Cup, which will involve all of the MLS and Liga MX teams for the first time. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
Almada, Chicharito among MLS players to watch this season