Sporting KC viewed as favorites for MLS Cup 2012

The MLS Cup Playoffs will start tonight and the soccer writers/media have released their predictions. While it's not unanimous, Sporting Kansas City are the favorite to lift the trophy on December 1.

Sporting KC are picked by four of 10 staff,'s Grant Wahl, and several other journalists to win their second MLS Cup. The 2012 Supporters Shield winners, San Jose, are only predicted by two editors on while Seattle was selected three times. The Supporters Shield winners have won MLS Cup six times but more times than not have failed to even reach the final. Staff Predictions

Team # of times predicted to win MLS Cup
Sporting Kansas City 4
Seattle Sounders 3
San Jose Earthquakes 2
New York Red Bulls 1

The official MLS Cup Bracket is below.