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DC United 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap A college professor of mine once told me: “Good poets borrow. Great poets steal.” I’m not a poet, but I have written a dissertation that involved quoting lots of people who are far better thinkers and writers than I’ll ever be. With that in mind I’m going to kick off this recap of DC United’s 2020 season …

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New York Red Bulls 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap Red Bull New York fans were able to leave the 2020 season opener with a smile despite it being an apprehensive one. They won 3-2 against bottom of the 2019 table FC Cincinnati. The fans never thought a whole year would pass before they could take in a soccer match while eating empanadas and Dippin’ Dots at …

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Columbus Crew 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap There is only one place to start with the Columbus Crew: They won MLS Cup on the back of the 2nd best defense in MLS. What’s even more impressive is that they were missing three key players. Vito Wormgoor suffered a season ending leg injury, Lucas Zelarayan missed significant time, and Jonathan Menash was unavailable a points …

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Atlanta United 2021 Fantasy Preview

Updated 4/8/2021 Previous Year Recap It is said that hindsight is 20/20 and if that’s the case we should avoid looking back as much as possible. After the unprecedented year we’ve endured, looking forward seems the far better option. That definitely rings true for Atlanta United. 2020 saw the Frank de Boer era come to a close and interim coach …

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FC Dallas 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap FC Dallas started the year with a victory over the future Supporters’ Shield champions, Philadelphia Union. From there, they missed out on the MLS is Back Tournament due to a Coronavirus outbreak within the team, sold two fan favorites, added two South Americans, and closed out the season in familiar fashion with a low seed and a …

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San Jose 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap 2020 was a very interesting year for the San Jose Earthquakes. Their form in the MLS Is Back Tournament showed promise for a decent MLS season, but resulted in arguably the weirdest team to make the playoffs. This defence had 4 games last season in which they conceded 5+ goals, their top scorer was off-the-bench legend Chris …

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Sporting Kansas City 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap 2020 was an interesting year for MLS and Sporting Kansas City. The team won their first two games by scoring 7 goals and allowing 1 before the Covid-19 Pandemic shut everything down. They appeared to be built to run away in the Western Conference, but found themselves in a battle. While Sporting finished first in the West, …

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Colorado Rapids 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap If you loved chaos and unpredictable narratives, the 2020 Colorado Rapids were for you. The Pids crashed out of the MLS is Back tournament after winning the first two games at the start of the year. They struggled when the regular season resumed in August but rounded into form with resolute defending, set pieces, and timely goals …

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LA Galaxy 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap The 2019-2020 season was a season to forget for the Los Angeles Galaxy as seemingly everything went wrong. The Galaxy finished in 10th place in the Western Conference and missed out on the playoffs. Several Galaxy players massively underperformed last season, but no one on this team—and maybe in the entire league—underperformed more than Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, …

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Seattle Sounders 2021 Fantasy Preview

Previous Year Recap Dynamic #10. Clutch goal scoring striker. MVP candidate winger. Flashy wingbacks. The Seattle Sounders in 2020 were a snatch-and-grab for fantasy points. While they weren’t necessarily consistent, there were point possibilities for so many games last season. Some key players have left the team either to trade (Kelvin Leerdam), out of contract (Joevin Jones & Gustav Svensson) …

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Austin FC 2021 Fantasy Preview

Fantasy Expectations Heading into Austin FC’s inaugural season, my motto with respect to choosing black and verde players in fantasy is “wait and see.” We know that it takes time for expansion clubs to find their groove, and Los Verdes have a number of factors that make it difficult to predict how quickly they’ll succeed: a brand new group of …

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Draft Primer with Player Rankings: Forwards

Forwards Drafting forwards for MLS Fantasy is a difficult task. Overinvesting in boom or bust players can be a huge risk but getting players that score more often than the rest can be a massive benefit. With the right players, you raise your team’s floor given that you must play at least one forward every week. Getting the wrong player …

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