Tag Archives: Soccer

The Unstoppable Growth of Fantasy Sports [Infographic]

Guest Author: Josh Wardini The roots of the game that we are going to write about in this article date back to the middle of the 20th century. Surely the Oakland based businessman Wilfred Winkenbach didn’t think that he was laying the foundations to a multi billion dollars industry when he devised fantasy golf. Even though at first it didn’t …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Updates since original posting Defender Jose Aja traded to Vancouver Whitecaps. This seems to be a replacement for Tim Parker who will soon be traded. If that is the case, expect him to slot into the starting lineup as a replacement. 2017 Vancouver Whitecaps Review  2017 was a mixed bag for the Whitecaps. One one had, they made it back to …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Minnesota United Preview

Minnesota United 2017 Review It could have been worse. Coming out of the gate, the Loons were decimated. To their credit, the Loons quickly moved to bench their captain Vadim Demidov. In the summer, the Loons brought in Ethan Finlay who scored a few goals upon his arrival. What was suspected to be the worst team in MLS history managed …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Montreal Impact Preview

2017 Montreal Impact Review  2017 was supposed to be the year the Impact challenged for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. 2016 ended with the most exciting playoff seires in league history with Montreal losing out to Toronto late. Unfortunately, Montreal was unable to replicate their previous performances and failed to make the playoffs after finishing 9th in the Eastern Conference.   Transaction Watch  Key …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Philadelphia Union Preview

Philadelphia Union 2017 Review Going winless in the clubs first eight games, the club turned their fortunes around and won four straight in May. Their roller coaster of form throughout the season saw the club land in eighth place in the eastern conference, eight points out from the final playoff spot. Transaction Watch The club had a relatively quiet offseason …

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2018 Fantasy Primer San Jose Earthquakes Preview

San Jose Earthquakes 2017 Review 2017 didn’t really go according to plan for anyone with the San Jose Earthquakes. With a new GM taking so long to bring into town, the were forced to build the roster on light-speed. Dumping Dom Kinnear in the middle of the season, while in playoff position provided another twist. If it hadn’t been for …

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MLSFI S4: Preseason Hype Part 1

We’ve dusted off our microphones, pulled out our spreadsheets, and polished our crystal balls. It’s 2018 and we keep ticking off the days as we get closer to the start of the MLS Fantasy season. For now, it’s time for some preseason hype! When will it come? We don’t know, but we’re here to get you excited! Join Reid, Michael, …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Seattle Sounders Preview

2017 Seattle Sounders Review It was more of the same from the Sounders. Same general tactics and just enough success to keep the fans placated. Lodeiro and Morris took a step backward and Roldan made a huge leap forward. Our signings were generally fantastic, as Bruin, Leerdam, and Svensson all played large roles over the course of the season. That …

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2018 Fantasy Primer FC Dallas Preview

2017 FC Dallas Review FC Dallas was expected to finish at or near the top of the Western Conference. Without Mario Diaz to begin the season, FC Dallas began in a flat 4-4-2. Things were going well until an inexplicable 0-4 mauling at home to Vancouver at the end of July. Were heads turned due to rejected transfer offers and …

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2018 Fantasy Primer New York Red Bulls Preview

2017 New York Red Bulls Review In 2017, the New York Red Bulls finished 6th in the Eastern Conference, clinching their eighth straight playoff berth. In the playoffs, the Red Bulls earned a decisive 4-0 victory over the Chicago Fire in the knockout round, but were defeated in the semifinals by eventual MLS Cup winner Toronto FC in a hard-fought …

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