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Portland Timbers 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap Dos Diegos are another year older. Blanco is returning from a season ending ACL injury.  Felipe Mora is the only healthy striker and there are two shiny new outside backs to pick from, Van Rankin and Bravo. Yimmi Chara is coming off of a hot CCL round. Steve Clark is your ‘keeper. The center of the defense, …

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Philadelphia Union 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap It could not have gone much better for the Union, could it? 2020 was the culmination of six years of building for Jim Curtin and company that resulted in the club’s first major trophy in the form of the 2020 MLS Supporter’s Shield and the sale of academy products Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie for six figures …

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LAFC 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap Any other team which had to endure a full season without its star might well have simply written the year off from the start, let alone when that player is the reigning Landon Donovan MVP. Yet 2020 was neither a full season nor did LAFC intend to write anything off between Carlos Vela’s absence from the MLS …

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Discord Player Rankings: Round 1

The MLS Fantasy Boss Discord community is not only a fun place to get fantasy advice, it’s also a community that includes many of the top players of the official MLS Fantasy game. But how well would this community perform if asked to rank the top MLS fantasy options, for each position, each week?! Well that’s exactly what I’ve asked …

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MLSFI: 2021 Round 1 Preview

Reid, Blayne, and Ashley are joined by Schuyler Redpath to talk about the changes to the MLS Fantasy game for 2021. Later they are joined by Ben Baer to highlight some of their favorite picks for Round 1. Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Blayne Riffle Ashley Savage Special Guest Schuyler Redpath Ben Baer Links to items discussed Patreon Website – Help Support …

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Real Salt Lake 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap 2020 was not great for Real Salt Lake. The team struggled to find goals for most of the year and the biggest news of the season was the controversy surrounding former owner Dell Loy Hansen. On the fantasy side, no RSL player earned a three-digit score. In fact, no player even earned 90 points. Veterans disappointed and …

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2021 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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New England Revolution 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap New England’s 2020 season was a mixed bag in terms of results. They played most of the season without Carles Gil and still managed to make the playoffs. Only three teams in the Eastern Conference posted better goals allowed numbers than the Revolution. Fantasy Players to Watch Goalkeeper: Matt Turner has proven time and again he is …

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Houston Dynamo 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap Following several seasons of being both aggressively mediocre and notoriously inconsistent, the Dynamo outdid themselves in 2020 to become full-on bad.  Tab Ramos’s first year as manager was one to forget – the Dynamo finished dead last in the Western conference and their .91 points per game was the worst in a long team history.  Attacking mainstays …

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FC Cincinnati 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap What really needs to be said about 2020? The COVID-19 pandemic threw everything into unknown territory and at the end of the day, FC Cincinnati finished the year at the bottom of the overall table, again, and with a slightly better points per game ratio. There was one bright spot for the Orange and Blue during the …

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2021 Fantasy Schedule: First Draft

2021 Fantasy Schedule: First Draft Welcome back MLS Fantasy managers! I’m happy to see you have retained your manager position (for now!) and are ready to start planning for the 2021 MLS Fantasy Season. I worked up a draft of this document before the official game launch. On launch day, I realized that I got off a day and most …

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Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap The 2020 season was another challenging one for the Vancouver Whitecaps, from dealing with injuries to key players and having to play the latter half of the season in Portland due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team finished 9th in the Western Conference, putting them out of the playoffs for the third straight year. The Whitecaps have …

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