For the second week in a row, tonight’s MLS matchup will carry over into Saturday’s slate of games for selected Draftkings contests. With that being said, today’s MLS breakdown includes all eight games over the next two days. Also with the Premier League over, Draftkings has granted us with additional contests including two larger $1 and $10 contests. As we look at today’s MLS Game Breakdown I will be analyzing some injury concerns, point out players who are on international duty, and look for potential breakout fantasy stars for each game. Also follow me on Twitter (@jwl_15) for injury and lineup updates throughout the weekend.

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New York Red Bulls @ Houston Dynamo
Game Analysis
After starting the season off strong, the Red Bulls have cold off as of late. They have only earned four points in their last five games, but luckily are still in third place in the Eastern Conference. Their only notable absence this week will be Damien Perrinelle, who is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Houston are a much better team at home and they need Will Bruin and Giles Barnes to continue scoring if they ever want to make a playoff push in the tough Western Conference. Brad Davis might be ready to return this week after missing the last few weeks with a bruised knee, but Boniek Garcia and Luis Garrido will both miss the game on international duty.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:EVEN , u:-130)

Players to Watch
* Bradley Wright-Phllips, New York Red Bulls ($9,500)
* Lloyd Sam, New York Red Bulls ($7,900)
* Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo ($8,300)
* Giles Barnes, Houston Dynamo ($9,500)

New York City FC @ Philadelphia Union
Game Analysis
The surging Philadelphia Union will look to stay in good form this week against the worst team in the league. The Union annihilated a shorthanded Columbus Crew team midweek and they look like a completely different team from the beginning of the season. Unfortunately Fernando Aristeguieta was taken off with an injury in the first half of Wednesday’s match and CJ Sapong will likely benefit from his absence. New York City FC may see the return of midfielder Ned Grabavoy this week, but will be losing Mix Diskerud to international duty. Expect the Union to continue their winning ways this week, as they move up the Eastern Conference standings.
Line: Philadelphia Union (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+110 , u:-140)

Players to Watch
* David Villa, New York City FC ($10,400)
* Jeb Brovsky, New York City FC ($4,300)
* Vincent Nogueira, Philadelphia Union ($4,600)
* CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union ($5,000)

Toronto FC @ DC United
Game Analysis
DC United are favorites at home this week and that is for a good reason. They picked up a very convincing win midweek against the Chicago Fire and they did it without a majority of their star players. I would expect Bill Hamid, Chris Rolfe, and possibly even Fabian Espindola to return to the the starting lineup. As for Toronto FC, they will be missing two of their stars this week as Jozy Altidore is still nursing his hamstring injury and Michael Bradley is with the US National Team on international duty. Toronto would need a monster game from Giovinco if they want a chance to win, and that isn’t out of the question the way the little Italian has played lately.
Line: DC United (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:EVEN , u:-130 )

Players to Watch
* Giovinco, Toronto FC ($10,700)
* Luke Moore, Toronto FC ($4,900)
* Bill Hamid, DC United ($5,700)
* Fabian Espindola, DC United ($8,500)

Montreal Impact @ Columbus Crew
Game Analysis
Montreal has continued their stretch of good form, but will have a tough task this week away from home against Columbus. The Crew are one of the top teams at home largely due to the play of Kei Kamara. He is leading the league in goals with 10 and shots with 24 and is always a threat when the Crew are in the attacking half of the field. Their main injury concerns this week are Chris Klute and Will Trapp who are questionable, but they will see the return of Michael Parkhurt to the starting lineup after his suspension last week. Montreal has a laundry list of injuries and both Dilly Duka and Andres Romero were added to it this weekend. Both are expected to play, but don’t forget to check each team’s starting eleven before you set your fantasy lineups.
Line: Columbus Crew (-1) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-125 , u:-105 )

Players to Watch
* Kei Kamara, Columbus Crew ($11,100)
* Justin Meram, Columbus Crew ($8,700)
* Ignacio Piatti, Montreal Impact ($7,500)
* Jack McInerney, Montreal Impact ($6,500)

Seattle Sounders @ Sporting KC
Game Analysis
The Western Conference leaders will look to put an end to Sporting KC’s six match point streak this week in Kansas City. Obafemi Martins was absent from the previous meeting of these teams that ended in a scoreless draw. I don’t see the same thing happening this week, especially with the notable players who may be missing this game. Seattle will be missing Osvaldo Alonso (suspension), Brad Davis (international duty), and potentially Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey. Martins has a broken nose that may keep him out and Dempsey may miss the game due to the birth of his child. As for Sporting KC, Dom Dwyer and Seth Sinovic are both doubtful with injuries, and they will rely heavily on Krisztian Nemeth to provide the offense once again. There may be potential fantasy sleepers in this matchup, including Chad Barrett, as the starting lineups will have to be shuffled.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-105 , u:-125 )

Players to Watch
* Marco Pappa, Seattle Sounders ($7,100)
* Chad Barrett, Seattle Sounders ($6,200)
* Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC ($8,300)
* Graham Zusi, Sporting KC ($6,700)

Orlando City @ Chicago Fire
Game Analysis
Orlando City and the Chicago Fire both have 14 points and sit right on the edge of a playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Chicago are the favorites this week most likely because of the amount of notable players missing for Orlando City. Brek Shea, Tyler Turner, Conor Donovan, and Bryan Rochez are all on international duty this weekend, and Aurelien Collin may miss the game with an injury. As for Chicago, they will be missing Shaun Maloney who is also on international duty and Mike Magee who is still out with his hip injury. Both teams need this win though and the game will be played very conservatively until someone breaks the ice with a goal.
Line: Chicago Fire (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-115 , u:-115 )

Players to Watch
* Kaka, Orlando City ($11,800)
* Cyle Larin, Orlando City ($7,200)
* Quincy Amarikwa, Chicago Fire ($5,100)
* David Accam, Chicago Fire ($7,100)

Vancouver Whitecaps @ LA Galaxy
Game Analysis
LA Galaxy will put a depleted lineup out there this week as injuries and international duty has shrunk their roster. Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes, Jaime Penedo, and Bradford Jamison IV are all on international duty. Also Alan Gordon, Jose Villarreal, Robbie Rogers, Todd Dunivant, and AJ DeLaGarza are all in doubt with injuries. With all those attacking options missing, the Galaxy midfield will have to dominate if they want a result this weekend. Expect Vancouver to push forward and try to get an early goal as they need to take advantage of the missing Galaxy players.
Line: LA Galaxy(-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+110 , u:-140 )

Players to Watch
* Octavio Rivero, Vancouver Whitecaps ($9,300)
* Pedro Morales, Vancouver Whitecaps ($8,600)
* Edson Buddle, LA Galaxy ($4,200)
* Stefan Ishizaki, LA Galaxy ($8,100)

New England Revolution @ Portland Timbers
Game Analysis
Portland will take a two game win streak back home as they take on the New England Revolution. The Revs continue to struggle to find that winning goal as they now have four draws in their last five matches. This week won’t be any easier as Juan Agudelo is with the National Team and Jermaine Jones is out with a groin injury. They did luck out though, as Lee Nguyen, Charlie Davies, and Teal Bunbury all were left off the USA squad and will be available this week. The Timbers hope that Diego Valeri’s potential return will only continue to help their recent surge, as Gaston Fernandez has been the recent spark.
Line: Portland Timbers (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+105 , u:-135 )

Players to Watch
* Teal Bunbury, New England Revolution ($7,500)
* Chris Tierney, New England Revolution ($5,200)
* Gaston Fernandez, Portland Timbers ($4,900)
* Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers ($6,800)