Tag Archives: Soccer

2018 Fantasy Primer LA Galaxy Preview

2017 LA Galaxy Review 2017 was an all-time low for the LA Galaxy by many metrics. Bruce Arena left for the United States Men’s National Team with his full coaching staff. A bunch of veteran players left as the front office promoted Curt Onalfo to Head Coach from LA Galaxy II. Onalfo played the kids and it failed miserably. Now …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Colorado Rapids Preview

Colorado Rapids 2017 Review Let’s not sugarcoat this. The Pids sucked last year. Coming off of a historic run in 2016, where the defense was one of the best ever, the expectations in town were high. Statistically the 2017 season was really bad, as a fan it hurt. From a fantasy side it was rough. Tim Howard and the Defense …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Houston Dynamo Preview

2017 Houston Dynamo Review The 2017 season was a resounding success for Wilmer Cabrera and crew! The Houston Dynamo loyal saw their team move from bottom-dwellers to MLS Cup semifinalists. The Dynamo finished with 50 points from 34 matches, coming in fifth overall in scoring with 57 goals over the season. Houston continued their tradition of having massive difficulties getting …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Sporting Kansas City Preview

2017 Sporting Kansas City Review Another season, another playoff road loss. For the third straight year, Sporting Kansas City was knocked out of the playoffs in the first round after a late season collapse. Falling from 2nd to 6th in the Western Conference forced them to play on the road once again. MLS’ best defense was anchored by Goalkeeper of …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Portland Timbers Preview

2017 Portland Timbers Review In 2017, the Timbers parlayed a stellar home record and just enough on the road into the #1 seed in the western conference. However, their post-season journey was cut short when they were knocked out in the 2nd round by the Houston Dynamo. The Timbers’ 2017 campaign was headlined by the brilliance of MLS MVP Diego …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Chicago Fire Preview

Updates to Original Post It was left out the Michael De Leeuw will be out for the fist part of the season due. He’s currently recovering for an ACL injury. Without De Leeuw, Chicago’s formation could look more like a 4-2-4 or 4-3-3. I’d expect Bakero, Nikolic, and Solignac would be the first choices up top. The number 10 spot is again difficult to …

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2018 Fantasy Primer Toronto FC Preview

Updates to Original Post It’s now official! Ducth international defender Gregory van der Wiel has joined Toronto FC! 2017 Toronto FC Review What more can you ask? Toronto FC earned the most points ever in an MLS season and were treble winners of MLS Cup, Supporters Shield and Voyageurs Cup. 2012’s “Worst Team In The World” was a distant memory. Club …

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First Draft of the 2018 Fantasy Schedule

Happy New Year MLS Fantasy Managers. The 2018 MLS season is just around the corner and I know all of you are ready to start creating for first teams. Before any of that can happen, we need a schedule and fortunately, the 2018 Regular Season Schedule dropped a few days ago. Unfortunately, game weeks rarely lineup with fantasy rounds. I’ve spent the …

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Best Fantasy Options from the 2017 Expansion Draft

LAFC will join our MLS Fantasy family next season and they have already made headlines with some big signings. Today their player list will expand by up to 5 players, but who will they take? There are a lot of great options, so it’s going to be interesting to see who Bradley and his team decide to bring in. Twitter …

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2017 Cup Final 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. I’m using a modified formula that tries to predict the chance that a team …

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