Tag Archives: Soccer

2019 Fantasy Newcomers Part 1

Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Schweinsteiger are all names you know. These names can be tempting for the ridiculous expectations their names entail (Ibra did give us 21 goals & 10 assists in 2018 after all). As we enter MLS 3.0 though, the more common names coming to MLS are lesser known to the average MLS fan, but potentially more valuable to the …

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San Jose Quakes 2019 Fantasy Preview

They won the wooden spoon, and were pretty much targeted by fantasy players as the team to bet against if you wanted easy points. Outside of Wondo’s chase for the MLS goal record, there’s not much that went well in 2018. And to be honest, 2019 isn’t looking much better.   Tactics & Key Players Matias Almeyda won the CCL …

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2019 MLS Fantasy Primer

I remember what it was like during my first MLS Fantasy season. I had no idea who anybody was, how the game worked, or what to expect from any team. So back in 2015 I decided that new MLS Fantasy fans needed something else to help them navigate the fantasy game. I felt a resource was needed that could give …

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Columbus Crew 2019 Fantasy Preview

Michael Jordan once said, during an old Air Jordan commercial: “What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last”. Now perhaps it’s bad form to talk about a Chicago legend in an article about Columbus, but I think this quote sums up the 2018 Crew season. For almost the entire season, every story about the Crew …

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Orlando City SC 2019 Fantasy Preview

One of 2018’s biggest hyped teams, it was a total disaster. Sasha Kljestan looked a shadow of what he was in Jersey. Their defense conceded the league worst 72, and their offense scored only 43 for the 2nd-worst in the league. While there was promise in Yoshi Yotun, he’s now left, and their new signings aren’t particularly inspiring outside of …

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New York Red Bulls 2019 Fantasy Preview

The New York Red Bulls enjoyed another very successful campaign in 2018, which featured their third Supporters Shield in six seasons and semi-finals appearances in two major cup competitions. The Red Bulls came into the year with a bit of transfer window drama, as their pursuit of midfielder Alejandro Romero Gamarra became an extremely public affair. Dubbed ‘#Kakuwatch’, they ultimately signed Kaku …

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MLSFI S5: Eastern Conference Preview and Ben Interview

Reid is joined by Mike, Blayne, and Jason to talk about the Eastern Conference and interview Ben Baer about the 2019 game. The show starts out with Ben’s interview where he lets us know a little bit about what happens behind the fantasy doors and highlights the 2 main minor changes for the 2019 game. After that, sit back and …

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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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