The first of three MLS Game Breakdown’s this weekend starts with Friday nights games in Chicago and Colorado. We will breakdown injuries and potential outcomes of each match, and suggest not only key players, but also players who may be a bargain this week for your fantasy lineup.

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New York City FC @ Chicago Fire
Game Analysis

After a two week break from MLS action, the Chicago Fire look for their third straight win against New York City FC. Last week New York City FC struggled to generate any sort of attack without their star player David VIlla. They also lost another attacker in Tony Taylor, who ruptured his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. Both teams have good defenses and struggle to score, leading me to believe that goals will be hard to come by this week for both teams.
Line: Pick O/U: 2 1/2

Players to Watch
* Jeb Brovsky, New York City FC ($4,700)
* Mehdi Ballouchy, New York City FC ($5,200)
* Joevin Jones, Chicago FIre ($4,100)
* Harry Shipp, Chicago Fire ($8,200)

FC Dallas @ Colorado Rapids
Game Analysis

FC Dallas and the dangerous attack of Blas Perez, Tesho Akindele, and Fabian Castillo, look to continue their goal scoring against one of the top defenses in the league. The Colorado Rapids may not be scoring many goals, but they sure don’t give up very many either. I expect this to be a very open game with both teams having plenty of chances on goal. Look for the FC Dallas trio to get on the board again, but Dominique Badji, Dillon Powers, and company will try preventing another long losing streak from starting.
Line: Pick O/U: 2 1/2

Players to Watch
* Gabriel Torres, Colorado Rapids ($5,900)
* Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids ($6,200)
* Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas ($8,600)
* Tesho Akindele, FC Dallas ($6,400)