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Draft Fantasy Tips for Beginners

Draft style MLS Fantasy games are hard to come by.  Thankfully DraftMLS.com is hosting a game this year. Know Your League Rules Roster sizes and player restrictions are the two key factors when planning your draft.  If you have to draft a certain number of players and have limits on how many players from a single team you can have, …

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Western Conference Fantasy Team Previews

Over the past two weeks we’ve released a fantasy previews for each MLS team. These articles were written by members of the MLSFB writing staff and some of the best guest authors I know. These reviews have given a recap of the 2016 season, a rundown of offseason transfers, an overviews of team tactics, a potential starting lineup, and expectations …

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MLSFI S3: Western Conference Preview

Everything is in full fantasy preseason mode at MLSFI but so far we have only focused on the 20,000 foot stuff. Well that ends today! This episode is the first of a 2 part series that will break down the fantasy options team by team from each conference. Today we are focusing on a Western Conference Preview. Reid is joined by regular co-hosts …

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Eastern Conference Fantasy Team Previews

Over the past two weeks we’ve released a fantasy previews for each MLS team. These articles were written by members of the MLSFB writing staff and some of the best guest authors I know. These reviews have given a recap of the 2016 season, a rundown of offseason transfers, an overviews of team tactics, a potential starting lineup, and expectations …

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2017 MLS Fantasy Primer

Back in 2015 I decided that new MLS Fantasy fans needed something else to help them navigate the fantasy primers. I felt a resource was needed that could give players quick access to past information. Specifically, one that would allow managers to make better decisions when crafting their first team. The main framework came from many of the Fantasy NFL …

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2017 Recommended Fantasy Leagues

One of the hardest fantasy decisions I have all year is not who to draft but which MLS Fantasy leagues will I join. We’re limited to 15 private leagues (total Classic and H2H) so it can be a tough decision, especially if you’re looking for tough competition or leagues that offer prizes. To help make your decision easier, I’ve compiled a list …

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Fantasy With Your Family: MLSFANTASY4KIDZ

GROW THE NEXT GENERATION OF MLS FANS Are your kids starting to follow Major League Soccer?  Are you interested in playing MLS Fantasy with them?  Read on – and contact @oldergoaler on Twitter for the #MLSFANTASY4KIDZ 2017 league entry codes! HOW IT BEGAN When I moved from Toronto three years ago, there was only one thing I’d miss – my …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Philadelphia Union

2016 Review 2016 was a rebuilding year for the Union and it saw the addition of many new, and surprising, players to the team. The result, early success, but the momentum was not sustained through the entire season. Even with the poor finish, Philly still made it to the 2016 MLS Cup, but was sent home by Toronto in the …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Houston Dynamo

2016 Review After a promising start – including scoring 11 goals in their first three matches – the Dynamo struggled under Owen Coyle, failing time and again to close out games or pick up any results on the road. Coyle was replaced by former Dynamo Wade Barrett, who almost instantly solidified the defense, but didn’t do enough to keep Houston …

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2017 Fantasy Preview – New England Revolution

2016 Review Despite having a solid roster, the New England missed the playoffs in 2016 for the first time since 2012. The Revolution were the second worst in the Eastern Conference in both goals forced and goals allowed. Transaction Watch The abysmal defense has gotten an upgrade in 2017. Jose Goncalves and Darrius Barnes will not be returning this season. …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire 2016 Review Just like Count Duckula, it could be said that the latest reincarnation of the Chicago Fire did not go according to plan. After loosing a few key players in the 2015 off season and suffering some key injuries, the 2016 season saw the Fire continue to struggle with both goal scoring and defense. The result, a …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Portland Timbers

2016 Review Portland disappointed their fans in 2016. They failed to reach the playoffs after winning MLS Cup the year before. They were the fourth best team in the league at home. However, they couldn’t manage a win away, earning just 6 points out of a possible 51. There were a couple quality options for fantasy from Portland and they’ll …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Vancouver Whitecaps

2016 Review As a team coming off a third place finish in 2015, Vancouver was expected to compete for the top of the Western Conference in 2016 but instead finished third from bottom. Their Expected Goal differential was worst in the league, indicating that the year could’ve been even more miserable. The team lacked a reliable forward and went long …

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MLSFI S3: 2017 Rule Changes with Ben Baer

The fantasy game is back and one of the most talked about topics is not new players but the new unlimited transfers rule. MLS’s own Ben Baer stops by to chat with us about the 2017 rule changes to the fantasy game and shares some special news about the MLS Fantasy Insider Podcast. After the interview, Reid, Jason, Mike, and …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – DC United

2016 Review D.C. United’s 2015 campaign came to an end with a playoff defeat to their bitter rival Red Bulls. This season it was a round earlier, and at home to a Montreal team that was not heavily favored. This similar result brought out the question of whether the team has “peaked out”? I say no, despite the frustrations of …

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