MLS GW23 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer I’m happy to report that the heat has moved on from the Northwest corner of the U.S. And with cooler temperatures, I’m able to bring a better brand of advice for this pivotal DGW that features four teams that have a ton of talent. Remember, transfers need to be locked in on Wednesday this week — and this is one of those weeks that you really don’t want to miss out on.
MLS GW22 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer This was an interesting week with the MLS All-Stars taking on Tottenham mid-week. But aside from that, we’ve had a completely normal week of fantasy football. No bye weeks, no DGW’s and no Cup matches to have to worry about. Last week was all about feast or famine when it came to picking a big-name captain. This week should be a little bit more weighted on quality squad selection though. Here’s what we’re looking at this week:
MLS GW21 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer This last week saw some monster scores in the FMLS game — hopefully you were able to take part in the bounty. This week should see a return to more normal scoring levels as we’re without the benefit of a DGW, and two teams are on a bye (Colorado and NYRB). Without any further preamble, let’s get into what you need to know going into this week.
MLS GW20 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer Since we’re (again) in the midst of a DGW to plan for, we needed to accelerate this article. This week we get Chicago (bleh) and Columbus (unreliable) in the Wednesday game followed by a more normal slate of games going into the weekend. And Chicago will actually play Columbus for a second time on Sunday to wrap up their DGW. The good news is that we don’t have any bye weeks this round to have to plan around. Interesting stat: only 16 of the 34 weeks in MLS fantasy don’t have a team on a bye week. This game is exhausting to plan for sometimes. But I’m not bitter about it, I’m just getting really excited for FPL and all the glorious normalcy that comes with it. Since we’re getting that rare full week, we h...Read More
MLS GW19 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer GW19 doesn’t come with a lot of pretext for me. We’re now sufficiently divorced from the massive DGW – and by and large, the game looks like it’s starting to resemble something of a normal fantasy soccer setup. True, we do have an impending DGW for two teams (Columbus and Chicago), but for this round we’re only looking at two byes in LA and DC United. Maybe this bye for DC will finally be the ‘nail in the coffin’ for you to unload all of your DC players and start fresh with a team that doesn’t actively try to sabotage your fantasy score. Here are the major talking points for this week:
MLS GW18 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer This week’s article is going to be a bit different. Due to the severity of the change in playing style we’re going to see in the fantasy game, I focused a bit more on how to deal with those changes than I normally would. The fact of the matter is, we’re moving into a phase of the game that isn’t going to give us a slew of DGW’s to anchor our teams. In fact, in the next five rounds, only Columbus and Chicago will have a DGW — but for the most part we’ll be playing a more typical fantasy game with teams playing just once each week. No longer will we have to worry about which player is the most likely to play 180 minutes, we’ll just have to worry about picking the best players in each round (the way fantasy football was meant to be). Tha...Read More
MLS GW17 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer GW16 is done and dusted – and there were more than a few surprises along the way for many team owners. Who could have foreseen Bradley Wright Phillips making MLS history by missing two penalties in one match? Or who thought that San Jose would pull off another miracle this season and beat Seattle for a second time in an away fixture? Giovinco with 2 points just for showing up? Safe to say there were a few quirks to this past week. But elsewhere, there was plenty that went according to plan. Consider Portland finding their groove and winning their fourth straight against a lowly Houston. That win looked almost effortless. And LA revealing that they were really a powder keg just ready to erupt spoiled Philadelphia’s long road trip. As l...Read More
MLS GW16 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer As it turns out, GW15 wasn’t all that scary after all, was it? There were two sides to GW15; on the one side, the limited options made it hard to score truly great points — and on the other side, the limited options made it hard to make too many mistakes. As a result, those who fully participated in the round probably did OK for themselves. GW16 is a bit of a different animal though. We now only have two teams on a bye (Chicago and Columbus) and no teams on a DGW. And that all-important massive GW17 is now just a stone’s throw away. So how do we prepare? Do we really focus on getting the most out of this week? Or is the better option to stock your team up for next week and simply hope for a decent return in this round? Honestly, there...Read More
MLS GW15 Tips – Fantasy Major League Soccer We love MLS. We love Fantasy MLS. We’ve played it for years. Many of us have had relative success in doing so. We’ve just never committed to actually writing about it… Until now that is! Well, sort of. Let us explain. Despite having a well full of writers who all love and play MLS we could never nail one down to actually write a regular article. So we went on a talent hunt. And as ever we came up with fantasy gold! It’s our pleasure to introduce our new friend and new ‘MLS guru’ Guy Sanchez… Guy has a long history of covering American sports and previously wrote for a now defunct site (not his fault, we hope!) but in doing so he gained a press pass for the Portland Timbers, which in his words ‘...Read More
MLS Chat Room 2015 “With the Red Bulls nearing a shut out, Keane receives the ball just inside the 18 and plays a neat wall pass with Zardes to put him into the 6, his shot on frame is rejected out of bounds by the goal tender but the referee seems to have blown for a PK to the offense for an alleged double team”… Welcome to the FF247 MLS Chat Room for the 2015 season. A hidden gem within the site if you will, for those fantasy managers who just love to play whatever games they can get their mitts on and specifically in this case MLS. Most of us started playing fantasy MLS back in 2013 and were soon hooked. The aim of the Chat Room is to allow a space for those that play it to come on and post and chat whatever they want about MLS – be it a traditional RMT, some tea...Read More
An Idiot Abroad’s Guide to MLS – Part 2. Eastern Conference When someone in the UK looks east in the morning, they see a rising sun shielded by grey clouds. That is, apart from those in London. For when those fine fellows look eastwards, they see Harry Redknapp; a man who knows more about the East than the Dalai Lama. He and assistant Kevin Bond were kind enough not to notice me recording their conversation on a dictaphone parked outside The Crown and Sceptre. HR – “’Ere, Kev. I was on the old dog and bone this mornin’. You wanna see some of these players we got scouted from the USA! Proper players. ‘Ave a gander at this.”
An Idiot Abroad’s guide to MLS – Part 1, Western Conference The FIFA ‘Handshake for Peace’ party is in full swing and couples are gliding around the dancefloor to New Order’s “World in Motion”. Two lonely souls exchange wary glances from opposite corners of this crowded room; their mutual curiosity almost tangibly entangled. One takes a final swig of pimms and strides unsteadily towards the other… “I say. Surely no kingdom would in good conscience allow such a captivating light to leave their skies so dark. May I be so honoured as to learn your name?” “I’m… I’m…” The words hang in the air with unresolved suspense. I impatiently descend upon them from the rafters and intervene. “This, my br...Read More