With 16 teams playing tonight, there will be plenty of different options to choose from when setting your MLS fantasy lineups. With some teams knocked out of the Gold Cup and players returning from their national teams, it’s vital to make sure each player in your lineup is in the starting eleven for their respective teams. As we look at today’s MLS Game Breakdown I will be analyzing some injury concerns, point out some key players who are still at the Gold Cup, and look for potential breakout players. Also follow me on Twitter (@jwl_15) for injury and lineup updates throughout the day.

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Philadelphia Union @ Toronto FC
Game Analysis
Toronto FC will get a huge boost this weekend as Jozy Altidore was left off the quarterfinal Gold Cup roster for the United States and will be available for Saturday’s match. Also Jonathan Osorio and Ashtone Morgan have returned from international duty with Canada. That leaves Toronto without Michael Bradley, suspended Chris Konopka, and the recently retired Steven Caldwell. As for Philadelphia, Maurice Edu picked up a suspension last week and Fernando Aristeguieta may be unavailable with an injury. The fact that Toronto FC has Sebastian Giovinco on their team automatically makes them a threat to win this game, but don’t count out Philadelphia as they look to move into playoff contention.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 ½ (o:-120 , u:-110)

Players to Watch
* CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union ($6,500)
* Cristian Maidana, Philadelphia Union ($7,500)
* Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC ($11,600)
* Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC ($7,400)


New York City FC @ New England Revolution
Game Analysis
The Revolution will look to avoid what would be their sixth straight loss this weekend against New York City FC and David Villa. The problem recently has been the defense for the Revolution as they now have given up 13 goals during the current five game losing streak. The continuing absence of Jermaine Jones is clearly affecting their play, but it is getting to the point where one player can’t fix the problem. As for New York City FC, they will have to continue on with their second team midfield as Mix Diskerud is on international duty and Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard are battling injuries. Expect David Villa and Patrick Mullins to pick up the slack with those midfield playmakers missing, and they will feast on the poor form of New England.
Line: New England Revolution (-1/2) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -130, u: EVEN)

Players to Watch
* David Villa, New York City FC ($11,400)
* Patrick Mullins, New York City FC ($6,900)
* Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution ($8,200)
* Juan Agudelo, New England Revolution ($6,700)


New York Red Bulls @ Orlando City SC
Game Analysis
Bradley Wright-Phillips will look to outshine Kaka and Orlando City SC on Saturday after his two goal performance last weekend. Kaka has had to carry the team as of late, with Brek Shea dealing with an injury and Cyle Larin on international duty. Larin will likely return this weekend, but may be rested due to the amount of minutes he played in the Gold Cup. Luke Boden will also be on the sideline after being suspended for his red card last match. As for New York, they will once again be without three of their defenders in Kemar Lawrence, Roy Miller, and Ronald Zubar. This should be an evenly matched game, but with the key players missing for Orlando City, they will have a difficult time containing the likes of Bradley Wright-Phillips, Lloyd Sam, and Mike Grella.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -130, u: EVEN)

Players to Watch
* Lloyd Sam, New York Red Bulls ($7,800)
* Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls ($11,600)
* Kaka, Orlando City SC ($10,400)
* Carlos Rivas, Orlando City SC ($5,900)


Montreal Impact @ Sporting KC
Game Analysis
Sporting KC will be looking for their third straight win on Saturday against a very inconsistent Montreal Impact team. Sporting KC will be missing two key players this weekend as Jalil Anibaba picked up an injury and Graham Zusi is still with the USMNT. As for Montreal, they made a splash midweek as they traded Bakary Soumare for midfielder Kyle Bekker. Bekker will be unavailable this week as he joins up with the team, and he will be joined on the sideline by Eric Alexander and possibly Maxim Tissot as he returns from international duty. Expect the red hot Sporting KC to put together a solid performance this weekend especially at home.
Line: Sporting KC (-1) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -120, u: -110)

Players to Watch
* Dominic Oduro, Montreal Impact ($6,400)
* Ignacio Piatti, Montreal Impact ($8,400)
* Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC ($9,300)
* Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC ($9,300)


DC United @ FC Dallas
Game Analysis
FC Dallas will look for their fourth straight win on Saturday against a wounded DC United team. Both teams made midweek trades as FC Dallas acquired defender Bakary Soumare and DC United acquired Alvaro Saborio. FC Dallas will once again be without Blas Perez, but Tesho Akindele may be able to return and would take the place of David Teixeira. DC United on the other hand will be without a number of key players, which will make it difficult to hold onto their eight point lead in the Eastern Conference. Fabian Espindola is suspended after his red card last week and will join both Bill Hamid and Alvaro Saborio on the sideline. Also Chris Pontius, Sean Franklin, and Michael Farfan are all questionable with injuries and Luis Silva was traded to Real Salt Lake. Given all the key players missing for DC United and the form FC Dallas are currently in, expect Dallas to pressure DC United early and create plenty of chances in front of backup keeper Andrew Dykstra.
Line: FC Dallas (-1/2) O/U: 2 ½ (o: EVEN, u: -130)

Players to Watch
* Chris Rolfe, DC United ($7,300)
* Jairo Arrieta, DC United ($6,400)
* Mauro Diaz, FC Dallas ($8,700)
* Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas ($10,800)


Colorado Rapids @ Seattle Sounders
Game Analysis
Colorado will look for a third straight win this week as they look to creep out of the depths of the Western Conference. Last week they picked up a 3-1 win against Real Salt Lake after scoring two goals in extra time. If they want to win this week, they will have to do it without both Luis Solignac and Dillon Serna who are both out with injuries. As for Seattle, they will look to break out of the three team tie at the top of the Western Conference standings. It’s pretty obvious that their recent slip in form is directly correlated with the absences of both Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. Both will once again be out this week, but hopefully the return of Marco Pappa can spark the Sounders attack.
Line: Seattle Sounders (-1) O/U: 2 ½ (o: +110, u: -140)

Players to Watch
* Chad Barrett, Seattle Sounders ($4,100)
* Marco Pappa, Seattle Sounders ($7,200)
* Kevin Doyle, Colorado Rapids ($5,900)
* Charles Eloundou, Colorado Rapids ($4,500)


Houston Dynamo @ Real Salt Lake
Game Analysis
Both these teams are on the outside looking in for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Real Salt Lake blew a late lead last week against the Colorado Rapids and then they traded one of their top goal scorers, Alvaro Saborio, to DC United midweek. They will also be without Sebastian Jaime who was shown a red card last week. Add them to the list of Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando, and Demar Phillips on international duty, and Real Salt Lake will once again be missing a majority of their first team players. As for Houston, they picked up a win last week, but were given a huge blow midweek as DaMarcus Beasley was called up to the USMNT for the remainder of the Gold Cup. He joins Giles Barnes, Jermaine Taylor, and Oscar Boniek Garcia who all participated in the Gold Cup and will be unavailable on Saturday night. Expect Will Bruin and Brad Davis to push forward for Houston, but the real problem in this game will be who steps up in attack for Real Salt Lake.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 ½ (o: +105, u: -135)

Players to Watch
* Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo ($7,600)
* Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo ($8,500)
* Joao Plata, Real Salt Lake ($6,500)
* Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake ($7,900)


Vancouver Whitecaps @ Portland Timbers
Game Analysis
Portland will look to catch Vancouver atop the Western Conference as they are only one point behind coming into Saturday. Portland will return home where they play much better, especially in defense, giving up less than a goal a game so far this season. The major question is the level of fitness of a majority of players in their starting eleven including Diego Chara, Adam Kwarasey, Darlington Nagbe, Alvas Powell, and Maximiliano Urruti. As for Vancouver, they will attempt to avoid their third straight loss after being unable to score against Sporting KC last week. They will be without Darren Mattock who is with the Jamaican National Team, but also Sam Adekugbe and Pedro Morales are in doubt with injuries. The possible return of Russell Teibert to the starting eleven will help, but they will need a spark from leading scorer Octavio Rivero if they want to regain their form.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -105, u: -125)

Players to Watch
* Octavio Rivero, Vancouver Whitecaps ($9,200)
* Kekuta Manneh, Vancouver Whitecaps ($6,700)
* Fanendo Adi, Portland Timbers ($8,600)
* Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers ($9,100)