Another weekend of MLS soccer is about to wrap up and hopefully today’s games provide you with something to look forward to going into next week (and a little extra cash). Today in our MLS Game Breakdown, we will look at two matchups and analyze some injury concerns and potential breakout players for the upcoming slate of games.
LA Galaxy @ Orlando City SC
In this match-up against two average teams, I would expect this game to be full of surprises. The starting lineups will be the first surprise as both teams are riddled with injuries all over the field. The Galaxy will be without Robbie Keane and Dan Gargan (suspension), but Jose Villarreal and Robbie Rogers might also join them on the sideline this week. Orlando City will be without Aurelien Collin who joins the previously injured Kevin Molino and Martin Paterson. The last surprise will be where the goals (if any) will come from for both teams. Neither team has a player with more than three goals on the season, which decreases the fantasy value of any attacking player on either team.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: +105, u: -135)
Players to Watch
* Gyasi Zardes, LA Galaxy ($8,700)
* Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy ($5,500)
* Brek Shea, Orlando City SC ($6,200)
* Kaka, Orlando City SC ($11,100)
DC United @ Philadelphia Union
The best team in the league looks to extend their league lead against the worst defense in all of MLS. Philadelphia has now given up 21 goals so far this season, after their 3-0 debacle last weekend. Chris Rolfe, Perry Kitchen, and frankly anyone on the field for DC United should have a chance to score today against the Union backline. The loss of Fabian Espindola to injury is a huge blow for DC United, but it likely won’t matter this week. I expect another blowout loss from the Union, so play as many DC United players as possible.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: -105, u: -135)
Players to Watch
* Chris Rolfe, DC United ($8,000)
* Jairo Arrieta, DC United ($6,500)
* Perry Kitchen, DC United ($4,800)
* Maurice Edu, Philadelphia Union ($5,000)