The elite soccer division of the US and Canada is back after an amazing first round. A lot of surprises in the first round of the MLS Fantasy, from Vela getting subbed off by accident to Portland getting shut down. As a result, some favorites got less than they expected before the first kickoff.

We’ve seen some absolutely amazing goals, better than some recent goals of the season and we’re only one round in so get your popcorn ready and enjoy!

There’s much more to be seen in MD2 and FantasyTipsters brings you the best picks for Matchday 2.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Carlos VelaLAFCvs SEA10MHe just has to be here, expecting a comeback statement from him after what happened last week. Tough opponents, but nonetheless he is one of the most explosive players in the league. PS: It might not be best to captain him 🙂
2Gustavo BouNEvs DC9.9MAfter a great first week, Bou will be looking to partner up with Gil yet again and bring his team a victory in a tempting home game.
3ChicharitoLAvs RBNY8.5MHis first game matched his tally from last year, great movement and spirit to come back from behind. All eyes will be on Chicharito who is now on course to prove the critics calling him "washed" wrong.
4Ramón ÁbilaMINvs RSL8MBest summarised by two classic books:

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Franz Kafka - Process
5Jhonder CádizNSHvs MTL7.9M
6Raúl Ruidíaz SEA@LAFC10.5MOne of the hardest possible matches for him and his club, but Ruidiaz is good at handling it and the season opener surely gave him a lot of confidence.
7Valentin CastellanosNYCvs CIN8.2MA good game and an early one for the NYC forward to prove that he can be consistent again.
8Gonzalo HiguainMIA@PHI10M
9Robert BeričCHI@ATL10M
10Robbie RobinsonMIA@PHI4.5MAfter a great first round it would be odd to miss out on such a player bargain.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Emanuel ReynosoMINvs RSL9.3MWhat else can be said about the main guy in Minnesota except him having to assemble the forces and get their first win of the season, which they look to be pretty capable of.
2Carles GilNEvs DC9.9MPossibly the most popular captain pick for week 2, Gil has shown pure class and the matchup promises to offer him plenty of attacking points opportunities.
3Randall LealNSHvs MTL7MLeal was the most dangerous player on the pitch against Cincinnatti and if Nashville could produce a similar performance in attack at home again then Leal could be in line for another big performance again.
4Jamiro MonteiroPHIvs MIA8.9MCan the engine of the somewhat tired CCL team propel his team to victory, playing as a #10 again?
5Kellyn AcostaCOLvs ATX6.3M
6Rodolfo PizarroMIA@PHI8.9MA standout performance in the first round of a man orchestrating every attack of his team is a good reason to have him in your squad for the next game, be it away or not.
7Eduard AtuestaLAFCvs SEA9.7MAtuesta deserves a top 10 spot on any home matchday rankings. He has proven that on multiple occasions with his high floor.
8Sebastian LletgetLAvs RBNY7.2M
9Hany MukhtarNSHvs MTL8.4M
10Yimmi CharaPORvs HOU7.7MThe classic hit or miss pick is always somewhere in your mind, you're not sure whether to put him in or not but then he comes back with a big haul when you expect it the least.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Danny WilsonCOLvs ATX5MA game against the newcomers shouldn't produce much hassle for the Scottish centre-back and his price point makes him attractive to Fantasy MLS managers.
2Christian MaflaNEvs DC4.5MWith Jones out after a red card in the first round, Mafla looks to be poised to start the next match at LB and his price point is not to be overlooked.
3Anton TinnerholmNYCvs CIN6.1MA real bonus point magnet in another game looking well for him. He might just be the man to get this week.
4BressanDAL@SJ5.5MThis solid Dallas defender might prove to be a great asset in what smells of a one-sided tie away in California.
5Richie LaryeaTORvs VAN6MAfter a goal and a great performance overall in the first round despite conceding 4 goals, another matchup against a fellow Canadian squad should give a good opportunity for better-rested Toronto to keep a clean sheet at home.
6Brent KallmanMINvs RSL4,4M
7Guðmundur ThórarinssonNYCvs CIN4.7MCheapest way into the NYC defence that seems likely to grab a clean sheet this week.
8Tristan BlackmonLAFCvs SEA5MWhile the Seattle game might prove to be much harder for LAFC compared to the first round ATX one, Blackmon remains a good option given his price point.
9Nicolas Isimat-MirinSKCvs ORL5.6M
10Nick DePuyLAvs RBNY4.6M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1William YarbroughCOLvs ATX6MColorado playing in their home fortress against newcomers who have proven they can possess a threat, but an away goal vs Colorado would be a surprise nonetheless even for decent Austin.
2Dayne St. ClairMINvs RSL5.9MAfter an underwhelming performance on matchday 1, Minnesota will be looking for a clean sheet vs RSL, hopefully, this time a shutdown of their opponents.
3Jimmy MaurerDAL@SJ6MAnother decent game for the experienced goalkeeper, playing against possibly the weakest team in MLS away will turn some eyes towards him.
4Matt TurnerNEvs DC5.9MNE will look to keep a CS in this match with their home advantage against a DC attack that doesn't inspire much confidence.
5John PulskampSKCvs ORL4.2MHe is cheap and will be looking into proving he's worthy of a spot on the team while the other options are away. A great keeperoo option for this week as he plays first.

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