How ’bout that?
In less than 18 months, TSG has went from not being able to, easily, name all MLS teams to cranking up an MLS fantasy machine.
Here’s your chance to win a spot in the TSG Hall of Fame and maybe a few other goodies. (Note: We’ll be following up shortly on our EPL fantasy league, where Shaun and I are waving to each other in last and next-to-last place).
Here’s the dete’s on our MLS Fantasy.
To participate, just click here, create a profile and enter the password: seanfranklin (come on, did you really think we were going with “Heath Pearce?”)
TSG’s league name if you get lost? “The Shin Guardian.” Matthew’s team name, “John O’Brian White” (most players are placeholders, so you’ll be able to make fun of me later, but not now.)
Here’s a few tips to observe when trying to take down soccer’s most coveted prize to the Ballon d’Or:
• Is the player you’re picking the chief penalty kick taker for your team? And if so, do they usually make it? Even better if they’re a midfielder.
• Has the team added some steel on the backline or defense making its players there more valuable? Has the team (cough: Chivas) changed it’s philosophy.
• Does the player further up the field than they are listed in the game? Here’s an example of the reverse…Brek Shea is listed as a midfielder, but is likely to play the backline making his scoring chances less valuable while reducing his points in defense. (Bad pick right now in my opinion)
• Does the player start fast or slow?
• Is the player earmarked for national team duty?
• What’s the players team road record and how do they play on the road? For example, the Los Angeles Galaxy tend to play more conservative on the road. Helps the defenders, not the attackers.
Just some things to consider as you seek to come in second place to team TSG.