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Fantasy Focus: The Take Over, the Break’s Over

MLS returns with 18 games over four days.

The Gold Cup break is over, and MLS is back. The league has welcomed its players back by making 14 teams play twice in four days, and it’s a great time to load up on two-game players with increased odds of your now-rested guys playing both games. Before we get to that, let’s take a quick look at the league leaders:

  1. !BL4CKnRED - 1800 points
  2. No Name MLS - 1706
    Acosta Benny Fits
  4. Murk Mode FC - 1660

!BL4CKnRED looks to be running away with things, but 94 points is not insurmountable with a little less than half of the season left to play.

Looking Ahead

Fourteen teams play twice this round: DCU, Houston, Montreal, Los Angeles, NYC, the Red Bulls, Philadelphia, Portland, Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Minnesota. Everyone else plays once. Games start Wednesday night. With two of the league’s three stingiest defenses (Kansas City [1st] and Chicago [2nd-T]) playing just once, look to Toronto [2nd-T] goalkeeper Alex Bono ($5.2) and defender Eriq Zavaleta ($5.1) with games at NYC and at home against impotent Colorado. At defender, an honorable mention goes to Joevin Jones (SEA, $5.3) with home games against DCU and SJ. In the midfield, Diego Valeri (POR, $10.9) is a must at home against the league’s 2nd worst defense in Real Salt Lake, and at Vancouver. Lastly, at forward you should know to play Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $12.9), but don’t forget about Erick Torres (HOU, $8.6), with games at the league worst defense of Minnesota, and at DCU.