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2017 Fantasy Primer – San Jose Earthquakes

2016 Review Missed chances was the theme for San Jose in 2016. With an Expected Goals total of an acceptable 43.51, they managed to put away only 32 tallies. That was worst in the league by six. With a defense-first approach, they were able to tie for second-fewest goals conceded with 38. The insistence on conservative, blue-collar soccer leads to …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Orlando City SC

2016 Review Orlando came into the season with playoff expectations, only to see it fall apart. They fired long-time head coach, Adrian Heath, and hired Jason Kreis. The change didn’t help significantly as Kaka continued to struggle with injuries while the defense gave up 60 goals. Orlando finished 7th in the East, and looked a solid step behind the playoff …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Sporting Kansas City

2016 Review The 2016 was a bit of a disappointment for Sporting Kansas City. It was the second straight year with a road playoff game and a first round exit. There is a definite sour taste in the mouths of many fans. Transaction Watch Jacob, the Answer, Peterson’s departure for Atlanta was no surprise to fans that followed him. Peterson …

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Fantasy Primer – New York City FC

New York City FC 2016 Review   New York City FC has only played two full seasons in the MLS, but they are already one of the best teams in the league. The club had a disastrous first year that saw them finish in 17th place in the league. A few key additions and a managerial change helped and NYCFC finsihed with …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Real Salt Lake

2016 Review Real Salt Lake finished their 2016 campaign 6th in the west, suffered an early exit in the knockout round of MLS Cup, and ended with a 12-12-10 record. RSL made two stand out signings in 2016. The loan of forward Yura Movsisyan and the acquisition of Sunny Stephen. Real Sale Lake did however get back to the playoffs …

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Fantasy is Back with Major Rule Changes

MLS Fantasy is back for 2017 and boy has it changed. Andrew Winner announced the rules changes on February 1 and they are definitely going to take some adjustment. Just check out the discussion already going on over at r/FantasyMLS! Unlimited Transfers This is the elephant in the room. Everyone gets unlimited transfers every round. This certainly answers the question …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – FC Dallas

2016 Review Finally, some hardware! FC Dallas ended a 19-year trophy drought by winning the US Open Cup and the Supporters’ Shield, but fizzled out in the playoffs without the magic of Mauro Diaz, who went down due to an achilles tendon tear. Real fútbol fans know that the team at the top of the table is the true league …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Toronto FC

2016 Review Yes, it’s the hapless Toronto FC, with their unpredictable form, revolving roster and… AMAZING!  It was NOT a dream!  In 2016, TFC finally put their past behind them, coming moments from an MLS Cup win on home soil.  This was the year they learned how to win, how to come back, and how to forge an identity on …

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2017 Fantasy Primer – Seattle Sounders

2016 Review The Seattle Sounders put together a massive run from August onward – resulting in lifting the MLS Cup. They started their impressive run by firing long-time coach Sigi Schmid and replacing him with the Sounders lifer, Brian Schmetzer. Three major roster changes happened within a month of each other. The Sounders brought in an elite talent in Nicolas …

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MLSFI S3: 2017 Preseason Preview

Hey everyone. The 2017 season is about to start and I can already see the signs of the new fantasy season. Articles are popping up at MLSFB. The r/FantasyMLS Reddit forum is busy with new posts. Oh, and the MLSFI crew is working hard to prepare a great preseason lineup. I wanted to give everyone a quick preview of what they can expect from …

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