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Fantasy MLS Double Game Week 28 Review and GW 29 Preview

A huge double game week was a success for all managers who captained “37 points” Dos Santos, meaning most managers neared or crossed the 100 points mark. In our leagues GoalMachine remains in top 5 but sadly Gallow dropped out of top 10.

Looking back at DGW 28

A productive first night with 11 goals in two games. Montreal Impact suffered a bad defeat when they hosted Orlando City SC. Drogba was very quick to score in the second minute, but two minutes later Shea equalised. In the 36th minute Kaka scored. Six minutes after the start of the second half Bush received a red card. The visitors capitalised on this with goals from Kaka (penalty) and Rivas. In the meantime, Drogba missed a penalty. Score: 1-4.

Real Salt Lake welcomed LA Galaxy. It took just six minutes for Boating to open the scoring. Plata even the score in the 53rd minute, but four minutes later Dos Santos made it two for the visitors, and very quickly 2 became 3. At 1-3 Plata came back for his second and Martinez scored to earn a draw just one second before the end of the game. Score: 3-3.

Columbus Crew lost at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Ola Kamara scored early in the game, but it was to naught as Sauro’s own goal was added to by Jacobson and Hurtado. Score: 3-1.

Sporting Kansas City hosted Houston Dynamo and Peterson opened the scoring for the home team and Espinoza made it two. Manotas and Alex scored to equalise 2-2. Dwyer reinstated the lead for Kansas. The shock came in the last few seconds when Rodriguez scored to get a point for his team. Score: 3-3.

Philadelphia Union shared a point each with Montreal Impact. Barnetta scored in the last minute of the first half. Mancuso equalised two minutes before the end. Score: 1-1.

New England Revolution had a great game at home against New York City FC. Agudelo took the lead followed by Nguyen. Lampard scored the only goal for the visitors. Score: 3-1.

Chicago Fire at home against Toronto FC. Altidore and Osorio scored in both halves. The consolation goal for the host came from De Leeuw. Score: 1-2.

Portland Timbers manage a home win against Real Salt Lake. The only goal in this game from Adi in the 12th minute. The rest of the game was a boring affair. Score: 1-0.

San Jose Earthquakes shared the points with Seattle Sounders. Wondolowski gave the lead for the host but Lodeiro found the equaliser in the 80th minute. Score: 1-1.

New York Red Bulls just managed a draw at home against D.C.United. The first goal came from Veron. In the second half Bradley made it two. Nothing happened for the rest of the game – until the last few minutes when Birnbaum and Neagle scored to level the game. Score:2-2.

In last game of the round LA Galaxy welcomed Orlando City. Molino scored first for the visitors but that where all ended for them. Dos Santos equalised and three minutes later Gordon doubled the score. In the last minute of the first half Santos came back for his second. In the 70th minute Keane scored the fourth. Score: 4-1.

Looking ahead to GW 29

We all need to keep an eye on the massive DGW 31, and our transfers should have this game week in mind as Chicago, Orlando, Montreal, Toronto, DCU, Seattle, San Jose and Columbus will play twice.

Chicago Fire ( W 6 D 8 L 13 ) vs D.C. United ( W 7 D 12 L 9 )

“The Fire” is doused. We used to say “The fire score goals, but each goal comes from a different player”. Let me introduce rising star “De Leeuw”, who now has now three goals and two assists in the last three games. This is great form and he has to be a GW 31 and 32 contender when he plays twice.

United have just two wins in the last twelve games and they are losing the opportunity for a playoff place by consistent drawing. After a good spell, in the last two games Mullins has gone quiet. Acosta should be back from suspension. Neagle scored in the last two games. The team will have two home games in round 31.

Seattle Sounders FC ( W 9 D 5 L 13 ) vs Vancouver Whitecaps ( W 9 D 7 L 13 )

The Saunders had a good spell in the middle of August but not doing well since then. Dempsey has been out for the last three games with a heart problem. Lodeiro scores in every other game. I will put him on hold and get him back for DGW 31.

It’s not like the Caps win every round but they did in the last. I sill can’t see any player a fancy from this team.

Portland Timbers ( W 10 D 8 L 11 ) vs Philadelphia Union ( W 11 D 8 L 10 )

The Timber won last week but still are very shaky. They are still the team without a win away. Adi looks attractive again with three goals in the last four games. Valeri had only two goals in the last eight games. Adi is now with fourteen goals.

The Union has won only three games in the last 10. Pontius is on total blank in the last five games. Barnetta scores and assists but in every other week. Blake remains one of the best goalies and brings the points. Sapong has blanked in the last five games.

New York City FC ( W 12 D 8 L 9 ) vs FC Dallas ( W 15 D 6 L 8 )

The Blues lost by three goals against NE. Villa played just half an hour and did nothing. McNamara didn’t show up. The only goal was scored by Lampard again. After the two and this one he has twelve goals and is seriously becoming a must have.

Dallas lost at home for a first time this season to the Rapids. Diaz played only 39 minutes and blanked. The team is still at the top of the overall league but it’s becoming increasingly inconsistent at late. The last time Seitz and Zimmermann had a clean sheet was six weeks ago. Urruti has done nothing lately.

Montreal Impact ( W 9 D 11 L 8 ) vs New England Revolution ( W 8 D 9 L 12 )

The Impacts lost at home by four goals and drew in the second game. The most popular captain pick for the round was Piatti. He totally blanked in both games. Drogba scored in the first game but only played a half an hour in the second and did nothing. I think with two games in GW 31 keep the players you have.

The Revs won for a second time in a row. Kei Kamara didn’t play in neither of them. Agudelo and Fagundez had a goal and assist each. Nguyen was back with a goal as well.

Orlando City SC ( W 7 D 13 L 8 ) vs Columbus Crew SC ( W 5 D 11 L 11 )

There was mixed fortune for the Lions. They won the first game away to MTR with 4-1 and lost and lost to LA 4-2. Larin didn’t play in the first and only sixty minutes in the second. Kaka blanked in the last game but had two goals in each of the previous two. After a long quiet period Molino scored. The team will play twice in 31.

The Crew reached the bottom in the Eastern Conference. With only three wins in the last twenty one games they became very unattractive. Ola scored but that was his first in the last six appearances. Finlay is not the same lately.

Colorado Rapids ( W 12 D 10 L 5 ) vs San Jose Earthquakes ( W 7 D 12 L 8 )

The Rapids won away to Dallas after a four weeks winless streak. The only goal came from 4.4 Badji. Sjoberg is still one of the popular defenders. Somehow Azira makes an average of five points per game. Gashi has been away in the internationals but he should start playing and scoring. Colorado will play twice in GW 31 and 32.

The Quakes chance to get into the playoffs are very slim. They are now on four winless games. Wondolowski scored but that was his first goal in the last six games. I can’t see anyone else. The team will play twice in DGW 31.

Real Salt Lake ( W 12 D 8 L 9 ) vs Houston Dynamo ( W 5 D 11 L 11 )

Real drew in the first game and lost in the second. One of the popular choices Plata had a great game against LA with two goals and assist. In the second one he totally blanked. Yura had just an assist in the two games. Jorales blanked in both games and now he is injured. Maybe is a good idea to keep them as apart from this one they have another home game. After that I am getting rid of Jorales in GW 31.

The Dynamo is still at the bottom of the Western Conference. With only five wins in twenty seven games I doubt many managers have any player from this team. Alex could be an interesting punt with four goals for his price. But I will leave it till BGW 32 when they will have a game.

Sporting Kansas City ( W 11 D 6 L 12 ) vs LA Galaxy ( W 11 D 14 L 4 )

SKC have just one win in the last six games. Dwyer scores but this is every few weeks. The same goes for Espinoza. The once great Failhaber is gone completely. I don’t think his mind is the game anymore. There are news that he will be leaving the team. Anyway, after this game there are three games on the road.

The Galaxy are now second in the Western Conference. They had a draw and a win with seven goals involved. Kean appeared in the second game for a half an hour and scored. That was his eight considering the he has not played half of the season. Landon Donovan made a short debut appearance. Well, what can we say about the star of this round. Yes, Dos Santos with four goals and three assists, simply amazing. Now he is on 13 goals and 11 assists.

Toronto FC ( W 13 D 7 L 8 ) vs New York Red Bulls ( W 12 D 8 L 9 )

Toronto won against Chicago That was their seventh in the last nine games. It looks like their missing star Giovinco doesn’t have much impact. Altidore looks back in form and had a goal and assist. He will be the main man until Gio returns.

The Bulls blew away two goals lead at home to DCU. Bradley scored again and now he is the leader in the Golden Boot race with eighteen goals. Kljestan has been very quiet for a long time. Apart from this game there will be three home once in a row.

Notes for your Diary

  • FC Dallas play New England Revolution on 14th in the US Open Cup final. So the usual warning, watch out for any injuries.
  • On the 14th and 15th Portland and NYRB will play in CONCACAF. Watch out for rotations.
  • There are three rounds including this one before the very big DGW with eight teams playing twice. If you have used your wild card already be careful with your selections with the remaining six transfers.

Deadline: 16/09 at 7 PM EDT – 00:00 BST

Good luck to all FFF Managers

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IvanTheTerrible

There was no fantasy football game I wasn't involved with . This time I am sticking with FPL with two teams plus My Rules. And of course my beloved MLS.

214 thoughts on “Fantasy MLS Double Game Week 28 Review and GW 29 Preview

    • @IvantheTerrible Cheers Ivan, on day off today so thought i would look in here to see how all are getting on.
      3 Free transfers this week, just been looking and im seriously struggling to use them. WC next week so dont have to plan ahead. In hindsight should have gone with WC in round 28 which about killed me.
      Bit of a clawback this week but the damage is done.

  1. Just gone back into the site and it says that my “round points” are 71 but in the “round 29” league it says I have 54 points?
    My “overall points” are 71.

    Does being in the “round 29” league mean that I am in that “Red Line” league?

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