Having seen 1000 games and all these teams here is what i would go with.
1 Mass Arsenal-Hate the way the play but just win baby, tip my hat
2 Cosmos DA, they are deep and good
3 Beachside-I know from CT but they really play in NY
4 Manhattan PSC- Talented and tough, thought they would beat Mass
- Up and down but can play with anyone
6 FC Westchester
DA- Lot's of turnover but a very good team
7 DUSC-Talented but cut below top 6
8 HBC-Still very good but not as tough as past years
8a Bayport-Impossible to score on, but in tough against top 6
10 NY Elite- Boys from up north can play a bit.
I have seen each of these teams over the years and all in the past 12 months as a ref and a parent. It is to the point on any given day any of the above can win. If you don't believe it take another pill...=)