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Monday October 2

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 31 Picks

Round 30 is now in the rearview mirror, and it’s officially time for the weirdest span of matches in MLS Fantasy! Round 31 begins on a Tuesday, ends on a Wednesday, features two teams on double-duty, and has 14 teams on bye – all during the October international break!

With a mere 52 hours between the final whistle on Sunday and the opening whistle on Tuesday, we’ve got very little time to

Lastly, as we told our good friends over at @MLSInjuryNews on Twitter, RBNY’s Kemar Lawrence will not be with the team, despite not being marked on International Duty on the MLS Fantasy game. This brings up a larger point: for Round 31, if you are selecting players who are potential candidates for an international callup, do a quick Google to search for a roster announcement from the international team in question. This will ensure you don’t accidentally include someone on your lineup that won’t be playing this round

That being said, here’s what our roster looks like this week!

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Tuesday September 19

MLS Fantasy 2017 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 29

Good afternoon MLS Fantasy managers! We're now barreling down the home stretch of the MLS Fantasy season here, with midweek matchups returning for a third straight week. The lack of turnaround time can be very tiresome, I know - but the good news is that we've got a fresh new episode of the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast for you once again this week, featuring yours truly as one of the hosts! In addition to the top-notch fantasy advice, Round 29's episode also features Star Wars banter, H2H smack talk, and much more! (Spoiler alert: we're calling for a third straight hat trick from Atlanta's Josef Martinez!!)

We've embedded the podcast after the jump, but before you begin listening, here are the other hosts - make sure to give them a follow on Twitter for all of your MLS Fantasy needs!

@MLSFantasyBoss

@JayMLSFI

@MikeDatTiger

@MLSInjuryNews


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Monday September 11

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 28 Picks

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!

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Tuesday September 5

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 27 Picks

After a bit of a reprieve from Wednesday night matches, the MLS Fantasy dives headfirst back into the midweek fray. Round 27 kicks off a run of five straight rounds featuring midweek matchups right up through the October international break.

Therefore, fantasy managers jockeying for position need to make sure that a single midweek deadline isn’t missed down the stretch – which, to be honest, is easier said than done as 7:30pm EST on Wednesday night will occasionally sneak up on people before they know it. One tactic to help mitigate this risk is to set a preliminary lineup on the Sunday prior to the deadline – this way, even if the deadline slips by before managers are able to do their research and make their final transfers, they will at least be able to salvage some points based on double-duty and strong-single-match players alone.

On that note, without further ado, here are our picks for Round 27!

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Friday September 1

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 26 Picks (Live from Red Bull Arena! USA! USA! USA!)

Greetings and salutations from beautiful Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ! The sun is out, the supporters are tailgating, and we are gearing up for what should be an INCREDIBLE evening of USA soccer!

HOWEVER!!! Despite all of the festivities, we cannot forget that there are just nine rounds left in the MLS Fantasy season! At this stage, every point matters... especially when you are like me and missed out on a massive double-match-filled round last weekend while on vacation due to a hike that went three hours longer than expected with absolutely no signal!

If you haven't had a chance to check out this week's MLSFI podcast, I highly recommend you do so as we did a great job of breaking down what to expect from the Round 26 matches. That being said, my lineup has been set, and here's who we have going for us this week!

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Wednesday August 30

MLS Fantasy 2017 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 26

What's up everyone?! We've got a light MLS Fantasy Round 26 this weekend with the international break upon us (let's go USMNT!!!). That being said, despite the light fixture list, this may have been one of the best episodes of the MLSFI podcast recorded so far this season! The crew over there was kind enough to bring me aboard once again as we broke down last weekend's matchups and provide match previews and picks for the Round 26 weekend!

We've embedded the podcast below, but before you dive in, here are the other hosts from the pod this week - make sure to give them a follow on Twitter for all of your MLS Fantasy needs!

@MLSFantasyBoss

@JayMLSFI

@MikeDatTiger

@MLSInjuryNews


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Tuesday August 15

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 24 Picks

We've got a quick turnaround ahead of Gameweek 24 as Wednesday features a midweek clash with the Chicago Fire traveling north of the border to take on the Montreal Impact.

It's also a busy Tuesday evening with the US Open Cup semifinals taking place as my beloved New York Red Bulls travel to Ohio to take on FC Cincinnati in front of an expected 30,000+ fans. We won't leave you hanging though - here are our Round 24 MLS Fantasy picks!!

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Tuesday July 25

MLS Fantasy 2017 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 21

What's up everyone? MLS Fantasy Round 21 is approaching fast with Columbus and Philly on double-duty this week, which means rosters lock Wednesday night! Therefore, in order to make sure you're on top of your picks coming into this round, I wanted to share the latest edition of the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast. Added bonus: yours truly was featured as the guest host this week!

We covered the insanity that was Round 20 with more than half of the league playing twice, followed by a match-by-match Round 21 preview and our picks for the week. Throw in some nerdy pop-culture references, and we've got ourselves one heck of a podcast!

We've embedded the podcast below, but before you dive in, here are the other hosts from the pod - make sure to give them a follow as well!

@MLSFantasyBoss

@JayMLSFI

@MikeDatTiger

@MLSInjuryNews


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Tuesday July 18

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 20 DGW Extravaganza!

At long last, MLS Fantasy is back, and it has returned with a bang! Round 20 features a staggering FOURTEEN teams with two matches, which means there are going to be quite a few fantasy squads that will score well into the triple digits this round.

That being said, we’ve got a few ideas of how we can get your fantasy team to see plenty of green arrows this week. So, without further ado, here is how we're lining up this round, along with some thoughts behind this week’s setup:

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Thursday June 29

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 18 Midweek Matchup Summary

Hey everyone, just wanted to make a quick post today and give a quick shout-out to the crew over at Reddit and the MLS Fantasy Subreddit. We've got an active, inclusive, and quickly growing community over there; the discussions, banter, and analysis generated by the community have super helpful for managers across the globe, and I highly recommend you check it out!

Lastly, I just wanted to highlight a quick post I made over there which should be very helpful for managers looking to firm up their lineups before Thursday night's match. I compiled the lineups and substitutions for every match that MLS teams (who are participating in Round 18) played midweek between the US Open Cup and Canada Cup. Link is below!

Midweek Match Summary

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