Major League Soccer’s run of midweek fixtures rolls on as we have another short-notice MLS Fantasy round ahead of us! Round 28 features double the amount of teams playing twice as New England, Vancouver, Atlanta, and Minnesota are involved in Wednesday night matches.
Our picks this week feature quite a few more players on double-duty than last round. Be sure to check out our squad after the jump below to see who we’ve selected and who else was in consideration for our lineup this week!
GK - Brad Guzan, ATL
DEF - Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, ATL
DEF - Kendall Waston, VAN
DEF - Aaron Long, RBNY
DEF - Aaron Jones, PHI Switcheroo Plug
MID - Miguel Almiron, ATL (Captain)
MID - Ethan Finlay, MNU
MID - Ibson Barreto da Silva, MNU
MID - Victor Vazquez, TFC
MID - Diego Valeri, POR
FWD - Josef Martinez, ATL
FWD - Fredy Montero, VAN Switcheroo Slot 1
FWD - Bradley Wright-Phillips, RBNY Switcheroo Slot 2
Rounds like these make me wish that it were possible to run a 3-6-1 in MLS Fantasy, as there are so many attractive midfield options this week. Sacha Kljestan, Lee Nguyen, and Albert Rusnak were all in the mix at one point or another over the past 48 hours. However, we decided that the high floor of Ibson playing twice in a round was very attractive for the fifth midfield slot, leaving only two slots left for non-double-duty midfielders. Ultimately, the forms of Victor Vazquez and Diego Valeri won out. Nevertheless, fantasy managers cannot be faulted for selecting any of the above trio for their lineups as they are very attractive options this week as well.