Tag Archives: Soccer

New England Revolution 2019 Fantasy Preview

New England closed out the 2018 campaign with a 10W-11D-13L record. The 41 points they earned in Brad Friedel’s first year at the helm were good for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, 9 points away from playoff contention. Considering that it was a rebuilding year for the Revs, things didn’t turn out too badly: the club implemented a press-and-counter …

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DC United 2019 Fantasy Preview

Michael Corleone stated in the Godfather II that he was taught that one should “keep your friends close… but your enemies closer.” Therefore, it is only fitting that a New York Red Bulls fan write the DC United 2019 fantasy preview. 2018 was a tale of two seasons for DC: Pre-Rooney and Post-Rooney. The club languished near the bottom of …

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Real Salt Lake 2019 Fantasy Preview

Real Salt Lake reinvented themselves a bit in 2018 and had their first good season since the Jason Kreis era. Mike Petke stood up for his players, and aside from Justen Glad being in the dog house, they were on the same page. That got them into the playoffs where they had a fantastic upset win at LAFC and nearly …

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MLSFI S5: Round 1 Player Picks

Reid, Mike, and Blayne record a quick episode to cover their Round 1 picks ahead of this weekend’s games. If you’re still looking for a league, be sure to check out what is plugged on the show as well! Enjoy   Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Mike Denton Blayne Riffle Special Guest N/A Links to items discussed Patreon Website – Help Support …

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2019 Fantasy Newcomers Part 2

  For the Eastern Conference, see Pat 1 Welcome Fantasy Newcomers The general consensus is that the Western Conference is deeper this year than the Eastern Conference. That’s not to say the Supporter Shield winners won’t come from the East, just that more teams will be competitive in the West. Some teams brought in a whole new team (Vancouver Whitecaps) while …

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MLS Fantasy 2019 Week 1: Behind the Numbers

Fantasy MLS is back for 2019 and so am I! This year, this space is graduating from a data provider to a full-fledged column. Strategy, player picks, and recommendations. For your number crunching and point projections check out @mlsfantasystats and @thedummyrun on twitter. They do some great matchup and player projections. Thanks to @thedummyrun for providing the data for this …

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Portland Timbers 2019 Fantasy Preview

The Portland Timbers had a very successful first year under manager Giovanni Savarese. An early season road trip and an injury to Diego Chara saw them start slow, but they quickly figured things out. Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco were dynamite together on the counter attack. Samuel Armenteros was a good loan pick up while Jeremy Ebobisse found his stride …

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Chicago Fire 2019 Fantasy Preview

The plan for the Chicago Fire in 2018 was to build a team around the playmaking ability and leadership of Basitan Schweinsteiger to take advantage the playmaking ability of Djordje Mihailovic, Aleksandar Katai, and Nemaja Nikolic. That was the plan, but the reality was a season plagues by injuries, Schweinsteiger being forced to play as a center back, and several …

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MLSFI S5: Western Conference Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by Dominic Hoffman from Mile High Radio to preview all the Western Conference teams ahead of the MLS Fantasy season. They start out by recapping the big and little changes to to the 2019 MLS Fantasy game (& a Mike Rant!) and get into the the team previews. Just like with our Eastern Conference …

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Houston Dynamo 2019 Fantasy Preview

I love the Dynamo, they stuck to their guns and kept the orange jerseys and Adidas didn’t make them switch to all white like every other dumb team in the league. The Houston Dynamo came away from CCL with a huge away win against Guastoya. Demarcus Beasley, the ageless wonder, scored in the 84th minute sealing the deal. The funny …

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