After some midweek MLS action, the huge weekend begins today with two great match ups that should provide plenty of entertainment. In this MLS Game Breakdown we take an in-depth look at both games, looking for potential fantasy sleepers and injury concerns.
New England Revolution @ Orlando City
New England has been on fire as of late, winning their last three matches, and Charlie Davies is a big reason why they stand atop the Eastern Conference right now. Look for him and the rest of the Revolution to have a plenty of chances this week, as Orlando City has been prone to have defensive lapses at times this season. They also continue to struggle finding goals and they were dealt another blow midweek as midfielder Kevin Molino tore his ACL in a friendly match. One replacement option is to move Brek Shea out of defense and into his preferred forward position. This could lead to more points and more goals, and if he is still considered a defender on Draftkings that could be huge.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+105, u:-135)
Players to Watch
- Charlie Davies, New England Revolution ($7,500)
- Kelyn Rowe, New England Revolution ($6,900)
- Brek Shea, Orlando City ($5,700)
- Kaka, Orlando City ($9,800)
San Jose Earthquakes @ Colorado Rapids
San Jose will look to get their second straight win this week against the worst team in the Western Conference. Colorado’s main problem so far this year is they have been unable to score that decisive goal in close contests. The Rapids six draws on the season lead the MLS and I expect this week to be a similar result. On the injury front, the biggest concern for the Rapids is that Marcelo Sarvas will miss an extended period of time with knee surgery. As for San Jose, they lost striker Innocent to an injury, but luckily Chris Wondolowski has found his scoring boots with four goals on the season.
Line: Colorado Rapids (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+120, u:-155)
Players to Watch
- Chris Wondolowki, San Jose Earthquake ($9,500)
- Matias Perez Garcia, San Jose Earthquake ($6,000)
- Gabriel Torres, Colorado Rapids ($6,400)
- Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids ($6,800)