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Imagine: You're picking your team at the schoolyard during recess, and instead of Bobby, Billy and Steve, you can choose from Landon Donovan, Brad Evans, Maurice Edu, Diego Fagundez and Tim Cahill. Sound outlandish? Well, check out the video above.
It got us all thinking: How it would really go down if you were the one picking the teams?
In what order would you take these five stars? Tell us in the comments below.
BRAD EVANS – $7.5m
This Seattle Sounders star and US national teamer is currently owned by 5.5 percent of managers, but according to Jason Saghini, it should probably be much more. He'll likely miss time for the World Cup, but he's a competitor and an underrated attacker in MLS.
MAURICE EDU – $9.0m
Owned by a measly 1.8 percent of teams at the moment, Edu has the potential to shoot up in value if he gets off to a great start (he notched an assist in a recent preseason game). What's stopping him from repeating that once the regular season begins?
DIEGO FAGUNDEZ – $8.0m
He's the youngest player of the bunch and the most popular among fantasy managers – selected by 27.8 percent of owners. And why not? He notched 13 goals and seven assists in 2013. He's shifty and elusive on and off the ball, but will he be able to remain injury-free all year with defenders twice his size looking to knock him around?
TIM CAHILL – $11.0m
He's one of the highest-priced players in the league this season, but 4.8 percent of owners believe he's well worth it. He had 12 goals and five assists for the Supporters' Shield winners last season and is the type of player who will never back down from a challege. He finished with 10 clean sheets, too.
LANDON DONOVAN – $11.0m
Twenty-one goals and 13 assists over the last two fantasy seasons have led to 12.1 percent of owners snatching up this USMNT legend. But with three byes and two games against Real Salt Lake to open the season, couldn't this level of investment be better spent elsewhere?