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MLSFI: 2020 Round 3 The First Bye Week & Call Ups

Michale and Blayne are joined by special guest Christian Ward to review all the most important takeaways from Round 2 and Preview what you need to know going into Round 3. Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Michael Denton Blayne Riffle Special Guest Christian Ward Links to items discussed Patreon Website – Help Support the MLSFI podcast! MLS Injury News MLS Lineup News …

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2020 Round 2 Predictions and Power Rankings

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The following predictions are based on the ELO ranking system. This system was first used in chess to calculate the skill level of players and predict the most likely winner. It’s a good system, but soccer is not chess because soccer can end in a draw. Fortunately chess also allows for a draw and the ELO system is setup to …

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MLSFI: 2020 Interview with James Ballow and Round 2 Preview

Reid and Blayne are joined by very special guest James Ballow Director of Digital Experience at MLS. The show starts with a quick recap of scores and the Patreon and then jumps into the interview with James where we talk the new price change system, template teams, and the new Predict 6 game. Reid then previews the upcoming week, provides …

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How to Switcheroo

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On the latest episode of the MLS Fantasy Insider, I mentioned that I would repost my Switcheroo video. So here it is. I’ll work on getting an updated version using the 2020 system, but until then, this video should still work. Have you ever heard of the Switcheroo? How about the Keeperroo? They are advanced tactics in the MLS Fantasy …

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All 2020 Team Preview Articles

It’s been a crazy few weeks, but we’re finally here. The START of the 2020 MLS Fantasy season! Every year, the MLSFB team strives to provide preview content for every team so new and returning players have a base of information to use when building their initial fantasy teams. The goal this year was to find a “true fan” of …

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Philadelphia 2020 Fantasy Preview

Philadelphia Union had its best season in its history in 2019 capped by its first ever playoff win.  Lacking big names, and less flashy than teams most in MLS, the budget-minded Union take more of a Moneyball approach, plucking unknowns from obscurity and seeking diamonds in the rough.  While a seemingly known commodity of Marco Fabian did not succeed for …

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2020 Round 1 Predictions and Power Rankings

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The following predictions are based on the ELO ranking system. This system was first used in chess to calculate the skill level of players and predict the most likely winner. It’s a good system, but soccer is not chess because soccer can end in a draw. Fortunately chess also allows for a draw and the ELO system is setup to …

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FC Cincinnati 2020 Fantasy Preview

2019 was the year that FC Cincinnati joined MLS, and that is the most positive thing I can say to sum up the season. That’s a slight exaggeration, but only slight because the Orange and Blue were literally setup to fail from day one. They traded away GAM and TAM instead of using it strategically for salaries, expansion draft picks …

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Orlando 2020 Fantasy Preview

Another year, another season without playoffs for Orlando City SC. After spending most of the season in the race, the last 8 games saw a winless run that not only ended Orlando’s playoff hopes, but also the tenure of manager James O’Connor. The only positives that could really be taken from 2019 for Orlando were Nani having a spectacular season …

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New York Red Bulls 2020 Fantasy Preview

The 2019 New York Red Bulls season opened with a CCL berth and sky-high expectations. Unfortunately, despite making their 10th straight playoff appearance, their season was viewed as disappointing for many pundits. The hole that homegrown wunderkind Tyler Adams left following his departure to RB Leipzig was readily apparent: the club exited both the CCL and US Open Cup tournaments …

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LA Galaxy 2020 Fantasy Preview

The LA Galaxy entered the off-season with major questions that would affect their MLS Fantasy relevance in 2020. Zlatan Ibrahimovic departed, Romain Alessandrini was out of contract and had just recovered from an extended injury. The defense was in shambles. Dennis te Kloese and Guillermo Barros Schelotto had their work cut out for them. In typical LA Galaxy DP signings, …

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Minnesota United 2020 Fantasy Preview

Minnesota United 2020 Fantasy Preview In 2019 Minnesota United changed from a team with a free-flowing offense and giving defense, to one of the stingier units in the league with multiple, dependable fantasy options along their defensive front. The 2019 version of Minnesota allowed 28 fewer goals in 2019 than in 2018. They also achieved the goals set out by …

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