Tag Archives: Fantasy

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 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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2017 Fantasy Primer – LA Galaxy

2016 Review Los Angeles came into the season expecting to be MLS Cup contenders. However, something was off for the normal powerhouse. The Galaxy finished 3rd in the Western Conference despite the late addition of Landon Donovan.  LA was eliminated by the Colorado Rapids in the conference semifinals. Transaction Watch The biggest transaction was not a player, but the coach. …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Colorado Rapids

2016 Review The Colorado Rapids finished their 2016 campaign with a 15-6-13 record and finishing 2nd in the west with a 3-1 loss on aggregate to Seattle. Going from last in the west in 2015 to 2nd in 2016, Colorado improved in every facet of the game. The two noticeable transactions the Rapids made in 2016 were the acquisition of …

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2017 Season Preview – Montreal Impact

2016 Review The Montreal Impact were a mixed bag in 2016.  They showed promise all season, but struggled to put it all together until the very end. A fifth place Eastern Conference finish was not promising, but a road win against DC sparked the playoffs.  A series win against conference leader New York Red Bulls, set up a derby showdown …

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