MLS Fantasy Advice: Are DC United favorites this week or do LA Galaxy still hold the upper hand?

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Robbie Keane was the most-captained player in both the game and last week's poll for the second straight week, and after another dominating double-game-week performance in Round 24, there's no reason to believe we won't see the same results this week.

Landon Donovan, Chris Rolfe, Fabian Espindola or possibly even Luis Silva could all make great candidates, but at this point Keane's popularity skews the results in his favor.

I've got the armband on Keano again this week (see below), although part of me wants to take a chance on Rolfe, who's been absolutely marvelous as of late. I've gone with gut instinct and my initial thoughts for most of the season - and it's been paying off - so a move at this point in unlikely.

I jumped from No. 195 overall to No. 124 after a 140-point performance in Round 24. Last week I was 57 points away from cracking the Top 50, but now I'm only 45 points off. Hopefully I can pull off another solid performance this week.

Top 10 Transfers IN (Round 25)

  Player Selected Price Total Score Transfers IN
D.C. United Fabian Espindola 9.5% $8.6 118 1,263
D.C. United Chris Rolfe 10.4% $7.4 112 1,151
LA Galaxy Landon Donovan 17.5% $11.5 138 613
D.C. United Bill Hamid 9.0% $5.3 107 539
FC Dallas Fabian Castillo 11.3% $6.9 106 487
LA Galaxy Dan Gargan 16.7% $7.3 87 431
D.C. United Steve Birnbaum 7.0% $5.1 43 414
LA Galaxy Robbie Keane 21.7% $11.8 155 336
D.C. United Sean Franklin 6.2% $7.4 80 333
LA Galaxy Gyasi Zardes 18.3% $7.9 103 327

NOTE: The 10 players above averaged 11.6 points in Round 24

Vote for your top choice in the poll above and let us know why you picked them in the comments below.

Here's my lineup for Round 25. I also have Lee Nguyen, Andrew Farrell, Joe Bendik, Nick Hagglund, Chris Duvall, Dom Dwyer on my bench. Should Farrell replace Igor Juliao? Is Dwyer a better play than Clint Dempsey? What would you do?

My Picks

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