Hopefully you all enjoyed the six game slate of MLS games yesterday and congratulations to all the fantasy winners. As usual, this MLS Game Breakdown will take an in-depth look at all of the games on the schedule. We will look for potential fantasy sleepers and make sure you are aware of possible injuries to monitor.
Houston Dynamo @ Toronto FC
Houston will be going to Toronto in hopes to get back on track after they have been winless in their last four matches. The crowd at BMO Field will play a huge factor, as this is the first home game of the year for Toronto, so they will have a huge advantage from the start. It also will help that Dynamo caption, Brad Davis, is doubtful to play with a hamstring injury. This should be a very opening and entertaining game non-the less, with Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Giles Barnes all on display. Both teams have conceded over 10 goals so far this season, so expect multiple goals to be scored, particularly by the three big guns up top.
Line: Toronto FC (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-110, u:-120)
Players to Watch
* Giovinco, Toronto FC ($9,800)
* Michael Bradley, Toronto FC ($5,400)
* Giles Barnes, Houston Dynamo ($9,100)
* Boniek Garcia, Houston Dynamo ($5,300)
New York City FC @ New York Red Bulls
In probably the most hyped match of the season, the two teams from New York will face off for the first time in MLS history. Unfortunately, the teams are on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table, with New York City FC losing five of their last six games. Luckily for both squads, it doesn’t look like injuries will play a big part in this meeting. David Villa looks to be healthy and ready to play 90 minutes this week for NYCFC and Bradley Wright-Phillips should be inserted back into the starting eleven. The only missing player will be defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe, who was shown the red card last week and is suspended for this clash of New York teams.
Line: New York Red Bulls (-1) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-110, u:-120)
Players to Watch
* David Villa, New York City FC ($10,000)
* Mehdi Ballouchy, New York City FC ($5,900)
* Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls ($10,300)
* Felipe Martins, New York Red Bulls ($5,600)