MLS Fantasy Advice: Injuries, suspensions & best Montreal Impact double-game week choices

Wednesday kicks off yet another double-game week in MLS Fantasy, except this time it'll be just the Montreal Impact who benefit from multiple games. So, what does this mean exactly?

For starters, the Impact have only one player among the top 60 top scorers in MLS Fantasy. His name is Troy Perkins and he ranks 39th overall. The only problem with grabbing Perkins this week is that we really don't know if he'll play.

Last week, he sat in favor of Evan Bush. The result, a 2-1 defeat away to the Columbus Crew. Letting in two goals to the seventh place team in the Eastern Conference isn't the greatest result, but despite the loss, Bush still thinks the odds of him starting this week are good: "As far as I know, I'm playing."

Top Transfers IN - Montreal

  Player Selected Price Total Score Transfers IN
Montreal Impact Jack McInerney 8.1% $7.6 71 304
Montreal Impact Justin Mapp 2.8% $8.0 66 272
Montreal Impact Troy Perkins 5.4% $5.0 81 217
Montreal Impact Hassoun Camara 3.6% $6.9 55 124
Montreal Impact Heath Pearce 1.2% $6.4 44 120

As you can see in the table above, more than 200 fantasy owners have already brought in Perkins. If he doesn't start they're in trouble. My recommendation: If you haven't yet made your transfers, steer clear of Montreal goalkeepers this time.

Justin Mapp is the only Montreal player I'm going with as of right now.


Colorado Rapids striker and team-leading goal scorer, Deshorn Brown, will likely be sidelined Friday night against Chivas USA after limping off with a groin strain just 24 minutes into their match this past weekend.

*Brown tweaked his groin stretching for the ball on the play seen above.

Teammate Shane O'Neill is also questionable with a right knee bruise. For a full list of injuries click HERE.


The biggest suspension news this week involves Toronto FC forward, Jermain Defoe, who will miss the team's match vs Sporting KC (at home) due to yellow-card accumulation. The nearly 20 percent of MLS Fantasy managers who own the English striker (including myself) will now have to look elsewhere to fill the missing void.

Also recently suspended due to yellow card accumulation is New York's Lloyd Sam. The Red Bulls don't feature this round, but they do have some pretty enticing double-game week fixtures the following round.

Unfortunately for Sam owners, the ninth overall scorer among midfielders will miss first match against Real Salt Lake. He will however be available for the second match (at home) vs the New England Revolution.

Disciplinary Report: Click HERE for a full list of players on yellow card accumulation warning

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