There were more goals than you could shake a bag filled with $4 billion at this game week, you know unless you are Orlando City or Minnesota United. Most of the goals were scored by the New York Red Bulls who either are good now or were just playing two of the worst teams in the league. In any case, ignore the Red Bulls at your fantasy peril in the upcoming matches.
This was an epic game week, the top score was 191 and there were lots of goals in the 18 games played. I had green arrows thanks to the work of David Villa who at 35 looks to be a front runner for his second consecutive MVP award (unless Miguel Almiron has something to say about it). The Kid had 23 points, or 46 if you doubled up on him as captain.
The Impact seem firmly planted outside of the playoff picture, and of course knowing that I selected both Laurent Ciman and Evan Bush who compiled a total of 7 points in 270 minutes. Montreal split their two home matches last week and unless Ignacio Piatti comes back and the team goes on an absolute tear, they will be battling to stay out of the cellar in the next few months of the season.
Houston, we have a road win
The Dynamo managed to win a match away from home this year and in their two games on the road they held the other two Uniteds to one goal. The result is that Tyler Deric was the top keeper on the Dreamteam with 14 points.
This is a much smaller double game week with just the Columbus Crew and Philadelphia Union having two matches. Each team has a few players worth taking but don’t have enough to go all in on. Otherwise, I’m on board with the NY Red Bulls against Montreal. The Impact like to play a more open style and will do so at their peril against NYRB. My roster has Sacha Kljestan right now, but Daniel Royer is an excellent option at $7.7 and in his last three games has 31 points. For now I have a switcheroo set up with BWP as first sub and Alessandrini in the number two spot in case New York doesn’t work out for me.
Rosters lock at 7:30PM EDT tonight so plan accordingly.
Any player on a team called United not from Atlanta. DC has forgotten how to play defense but Minnesota has forgotten how to score. DC learned how to score but Minnesota learned how to play defense. Something is going to give but both teams are too inconsistent and unpredictable to consider any of their players this week.