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Atlanta United 2019 Fantasy Preview

Won MLS Cup and demolished everyone they played in the playoffs, with Tata Martino throwing everyone a curveball by playing more defensive. Neither New York team could handle it, with poor Portland being hopelessly outmatched. While they did well to resign MLS MVP Josef Martinez to a new deal, they lost Martino and probably their best player in Almiron to …

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Los Angeles FC 2019 Fantasy Preview

Gone is the shiny polish, the gold is starting to fade and the black in the jerseys are turning grey. The first season is in the books and I think everyone is pleased with the way the year went. The team finished in a playoff spot and was one of the better teams in the west last year. With players …

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FC Cincinnati 2019 Fantasy Preview

Since FC Cincinnati’s founding in 2015, there has only been one goal for the club, Major League Soccer. It may have seemed like a longshot but over the past three years the club has ignited the passion and captured the love of a fan base. 2016 saw game after game of record breaking attendance, 2017 recorded the first victories over …

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Los Angeles Galaxy 2019 Fantasy Preview

The LA Galaxy were an epic Greek Tragedy personified in 2018. Zlatan Ibrahimovic bust onto the scene, in the early part of the season, scoring a brace to win the first ever El Trafico match against new crosstown rival Los Angeles FC. The Dos Santos brothers sleep-walked through the first half of the year to save themselves for the World …

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Seattle Sounders 2019 Fantasy Preview

The Sounders have made a habit of struggling early and catching fire late for a solid playoff run the last three seasons, but 2019 poses new challenges for the active MLS leader in consecutive playoff appearances. Well the rest of the Western Conference has gotten stronger, Seattle appears to be falling behind this offseason. A late transfer of the summer …

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New York City FC 2019 Fantasy Preview

The Pigeons looked like one of the best teams in the league to open the season last year, but the loss of Patrick Vieira combined with a few key injuries took NYCFC out of Shield contention and another Eastern semifinal exit. Now NYC faces its first season without leader David Villa. Tactics & Key Players Dome Torrent was very fond …

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Sporting Kansas City 2019 Fantasy Preview

Sporting Kansas City, a team traditionally known for defense, looks to build on their record setting 2018 campaign that saw them score the most goals in a season in team history. With additions like Kelyn Rowe and Erik Hurtado, the youth talent, and healthy Felipe Gutierrez, fans can expect more fireworks out of KC this season to complement their generally stingy defense.   …

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Colorado Rapids 2019 Fantasy Preview

Here we go again! Another off season, time for hope and optimism for every club. And for a team that has been around since the beginning like the Rapids the off season tends to be more of a drag. The last two seasons have been hurtful for the Rapids fans. Enduring some of the worst showings in team history, losing …

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2018 Final Fantasy Stats Download

The 2019 version of the Fantasy Manager game has not yet launched but that has not stopped fantasy managers from thinking about which players may be their early targets. If you’ve found yourself asking “I wish I had an easier way to see the stats from last year”, I’m here to help. It can be hard to look through each …

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2019 MLS Preseason ELO Update

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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2019 Fantasy Schedule: First Draft

2019 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 2019 MLS Fantasy Season. The 2019 MLS Schedule was released a few day ago and, for me, that the unofficial start of the MLS Fantasy Season. Why? Because that means …

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2018 MLS Cup Predictions and Power Rankings

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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