MLS Fantasy: Is Chris Wondolowski worthy of the captain's armband this week?

The transfer deadline for Round 24 of MLS Fantasy Soccer is today, August 3, at 6:15 pm ET. Be sure to set your lineup and make your final transfers before then. And remember, if you're on the go, use our mobile site to set your lineup.

If you haven't watched this week's :Starting Lineup," be sure to check that out (above). Jason Saghini and Andrew Wiebe give you their thoughts (from Sporting Park) on who to pick up in each match this weekend. If you're still contemplating who to start, who to bench or who to make your captain, use the information below to help you decide. Good luck, everyone!

Captain Advice: This week, you have an opportunity to capitalize on the return of several players who were away on international duty. Most owners will likely be giving the captain's armband to one of the following in Round 24:

  • No. 1 Captain selection this week - Rodney Wallace
  • New England Revolution - defender/goalkeeper
  • Houston Dynamo - defender/goalkeeper

Here are a few fun facts regarding the teams playing this weekend.

  • The New York Red Bulls have scored 33 goals in 2013 (22 home, 11 away)
  • Montreal Impact have conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 away games
  • D.C. United have conceded 19 goals at home this season
  • The Chicago Fire have scored 25 goals in 2013 (19 home, 6 away)
  • Real Salt Lake haven't scored in 4 of their last 5 away games vs the Colorado Rapids
  • Houston haven't recorded a clean sheet at home against Columbus since 11/7/2010
  • San Jose have outscored Chivas USA 14-3 in their last 5 games at home (all competitions)
  • The Seattle Sounders have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 games at home
  • FC Dallas have failed to score in their last 4 MLS games
  • The Portland Timbers are undefeated in their last 6 games vs Vancouver
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps have scored a goal in each of their last 4 away games
  • Toronto FC have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away games


  1. Bobby Shuttleworth (NE)
  2. Jon Busch (SJ)
  3. Zac MacMath (PHI)
  4. Tally Hall (HOU)
  5. Clint Irwin (COL)

WILD CARD: Donovan Ricketts (POR)


  1. Jose Goncalves (NE)
  2. Jermaine Taylor (HOU)
  3. Stephen McCarthy (NE)
  4. Victor Bernardez (SJ)
  5. Bobby Boswell (HOU)
  6. Djimi Traore (SEA)
  7. DeAndre Yedlin (SEA)
  8. Aurelien Collin (SKC)
  9. Sheanon Williams (PHI)
  10. Nathan Sturgis (COL)

WILD CARD: Clarence Goodson (SJ)


  1. Sebastien Le Toux (PHI)
  2. Mike Magee (CHI)
  3. Shea Salinas (SJ)
  4. Dillon Powers (COL)
  5. Lamar Neagle (SEA)
  6. Brad Davis (HOU)
  7. Lee Nguyen (NE)
  8. Mauro Rosales (SEA)
  9. Diego Valeri (POR)
  10. Javier Morales (RSL)

WILD CARD: Darlington Nagbe (POR)


  1. Chris Wondolowski (SJ)
  2. Eddie Johnson (SEA)
  3. Obafemi Martins (SEA)
  4. Diego Fagundez (NE)
  5. Jack McInerney (PHI)
  6. Will Bruin (HOU)
  7. Federico Higuain (CLB)
  8. Thierry Henry (NY)
  9. Camilo Sanvezzo (VAN)
  10. Marco Di Vaio (MTL)

WILD CARD: Steven Lenhart (SJ)


Do you agree with these rankings? Leave your comments below.

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