TRANSFER DEADLINE: Wednesday, 8:30 pm ET
Jurgen Klinsmann named his 30-man provisional roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Monday, so along with MLS players from Costa Rica, Australia, Iran, Honduras and others, most Brazil-bound internationals will not be available for selection this week or for the foreseeable fantasy future.
There are, however, a few players who've been called up that will be available to play in Round 11. The following players should be present for at least one of their games this week:
- Boniek Garcia vs. LA Galaxy
- Giancarlo Gonzalez vs. Portland
- Julio Cesar vs. New York and Sporting KC
- Victor Bernardez vs. Seattle - To be determined
- Matt Besler and Graham Zusi vs. Philadelphia
There will be even more spots to fill when the players above leave for their respective national teams – and they may not be the best bets now, with your free transfers better used on players who'll stick around. With that in mind, here are 20 players who should see an increase in playing time as a direct result.
- Jeff Antinella (RSL) – $4.9m
- Ty Harden (SJ) – $5.9m
- Kofi Opare (LA) – $6.4m
- Eric Gehrig (CLB) – $5.2m
- Tyson Wahl (CLB) – $6.2m
- Conor Lade (NY) – $4.7m
- Jalil Anibaba (SEA) – $6.5m
- Chad Barson (CLB) – $5.0m
- Lawrence Olum (SKC) – $6.1m
- Sal Zizzo (SKC) – $6.0m
- Kyle Bekker (TOR) – $5.5m
- Gyasi Zardes (LA) – $6.4m
- Andrew Driver (HOU) – $7.5m
- Luke Mulholland (RSL) – $6.2m
- Rob Friend (LA) – $6.7m
- Alan Gordon (SJ) – $6.9m
- Mark Sherrod (HOU) – $4.2m
- Kenny Cooper (SEA) – $7.1m
- Devon Sandoval (RSL) – $6.8m
- Peguy Luyindula (NY) – $6.4m
Choosing the right players over the next few weeks could help take your team to the next level. But, of course, it won't be easy.
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