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Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Fantasy Preview

The Whitecaps have been on the low end of the Cascadia totem pole for the last few seasons, but there’s reason to think that they’ll be better than second-to-last in MLS this year. Head Coach Marc Dos Santos took over to start the 2019 campaign, but Carl Robinson’s five-ish year stint in charge has proven to be difficult to move past. …

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Toronto FC 2020 Fantasy Preview

Regular Season: 50 points (13-10-11) 4th Place in the East Playoffs: Win 5-1 vs DCU, Win 2-1 @ NYC, Win 2-1 @ ATL, MLS Cup: Loss 1-3 @ SEA 2019 was one of the most tumultuous seasons in the past few years for TFC. The season began with losing Giovinco, the club’s driving attacking force, and playmaker Victor Vazquez. TFC stumbled …

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Seattle Sounders 2020 Fantasy Preview

Last season, the Seattle Sounders were able to host and win the MLS Cup. It was a joyful and momentous experience for all Sounders fans. However, from a Fantasy perspective, the Sounders were not the most definitive choice for Fantasy managers during the 2019 season. The defense struggled for shut out points, but provided a decent amount of goals (Leerdam) …

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Chicago Fire 2020 Fantasy Preview

I had two big questions for myself when preparing to write this preview. Question #1: When’s the last time Chicago Fire, sorry, Chicago Fire FC, could legitimately be described as a “good” team in the MLS patheon? Question #2: How do I write an interesting  preview piece about a club that no one who plays MLS Fantasy on the regular …

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Colorado Rapids 2020 Fantasy Preview

Last season started out… rough to say the least. The Colorado Rapids went 0-9-2 in their first 11 games. Head Coach Anthony Hudson was fired nine games and after adding two more losses, interim head coach and club legend Conor Casey started to turn the ship around. The club went from averaging nearly three goals per game to a seven-game …

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Houston Dynamo 2020 Fantasy Preview

2019 marked the fifth season in six years that the Dynamo missed the playoffs which clearly signaled changes were needed.  Exit Wilmer Cabrera, enter Tab Ramos.  Ramos comes in for 2020 after a strong run as the U.S. National Team Under-20 coach and hopes to bring an emphasis on player development.  In fantasy terms – they Dynamo have long been …

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MLSFI: 2020 Interview with Ben Baer and Round 1 Preview

Reid and Blayne are joined by Ashley Savage from Switch The Pitch to review the top players for the first fantasy round of the 2020 Season. Segment 1: We start with an interview with Ben Baer to get an update on the reasons behind the changes to the 2020 MLS Fantasy game. Segment 2: Next we cover all of the …

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San Jose 2020 Fantasy Preview

Following a horrendous, wooden-spoon 2018 season, expectations were low for the Quakes heading into last season. While the big-ticket managerial hire of Matias Almeyda and a few intriguing signings offered a bit of hope heading into the 2019 campaign, four games in it appeared that San Jose was in for another miserable season as they were outscored 14-2 en route …

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Atlanta United 2020 Fantasy Preview

Atlanta is a team that is used to success. Top conference finishes, MVPs, and silverware are the norm for the Five Stripes. Yet the 2019 season felt sluggish at times thanks to the loss of creativity provided by Miguel Almiron and tensions with new head coach Frank de Boer. After a bit of adjustment, the quality of Atlanta’s players continued …

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Inter Miami 2020 Fantasy Preview

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami are kicking off their MLS expansion season. After nearly eight years since David Beckham’s first press conference announcing the expansion bid, they will finally be kick a ball. The construction of this team has not matched expectations and hype. None of their signings have broken MLS Twitter. No Edison Cavani, no Luis Suarez. Most of …

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Portland Timbers 2020 Fantasy Preview

The good news for Portland this year is that they are not starting the season with a 12 game road stand.  The bad news from a fantasy standpoint is that there has been a lot of turmoil in the front of the formation.  Gone is Brian Fernandez, back is Valeri on a TAM deal. Two new strikers are in the …

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DC United 2020 Fantasy Preview

(UPDATED 2/26/20) What can be said about DC United’s 2019 season that might be helpful when speculating about the team’s upcoming 2020 season? The rather abrupt departure of Wayne Rooney at the end of last season drew most of the headlines. (However, Rooney continues to haunt Audi Field in spirit. There’s still a huge photo banner of him hanging over …

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