MLS Fantasy: Three experts falter in final week, one capitalizes and secures spot in quarterfinals
ExtraTime Experts League Playoffs
|(2)||Newborn FC||vs||Mass Confrontation||(7)|
|(3)||FC Fuzzy Bunny||vs||Meara's French Licks||(6)|
|(4)||Fort Nonsense SC||vs||Bad Idea Jeans||(5)|
The playoff matchups for the ExtraTime Experts League have been set, but not without some late season drama.
TheCrew.com's Ashleigh Ignelzi (Iggy FC), who was atop the standings after Round 1, dropped the final game of our regular season last week, thus eliminating her from the eighth and final playoff spot.
A win from Ignelzi, American Soccer Now's John Godfrey (American Soccer Now) or ESPN's Max Bretos (COLOTERORITA) could've secured their playoff hopes, but all faltered, paving the way for Soccer By Ives' Ives Galarcep (SBI United) to vie for a shot at MLS Fantasy playoff stardom.
|3||FC Fuzzy Bunny||27||2||10||2,491||83|
|4||Fort Nonsense SC||27||2||10||2,340||83|
|5||Bad Idea Jeans||27||0||12||2,285||81|
|6||Meara's French Licks||26||2||11||2,525||80|
|10||American Soccer Now||22||1||16||2,294||67|
Galarcep did exactly what he needed to do by beating up on MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek (53-24) in the final week, but no one could've predicted the three people ahead of him would falter so badly. Then again, anything is possible in fantasy sports.
So who's to blame for these three managers' "end-of-the season-meltdown" besides themselves? And who should Ives be thanking should he hoist the trophy when it's all said and done? Simple.
- Greg Lalas (Tesla's Revenge)
- Matthew Tomaszewicz (FC Fuzzy Bunny)
- Jason Saghini (Newborn FC)
Here are the results from their Conference Semifinals second-leg matchups:
|Tesla's Revenge||47 - 43||Iggy FC|
|FC Fuzzy Bunny||58 - 26||American Soccer Now|
|Newborn FC||66 - 52||COLOTERORITA|
These managers are this year's New York Red Bulls and their opponent was this year's Chicago Fire. For the two moving on to the playoffs, they'll hope their run extends longer in fantasy than the New York Red Bulls did in real life.