Not only does Red Bull give you wings, but in Round 7 the New York Red Bulls gave MLS Fantasy managers a heaping helping of points.
Four Red Bulls made the 3-4-3 formation Dream Team for Round 7, concentrated in the midfield. Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella were big contributors, scoring 15 and 14 points, respectively. Kljestan tacked six attacking bonus points on top of his two assists. Grella had a diverse bounty of bonuses on top of his goal and assist. Lloyd Sam rounded out the New York fantasy midfielders on the Dream Team.
Up top, Bradley Wright-Phillips and his two goals were also good for a 15-point performance. Best performance of the night went to the LA Galaxy’s Emmanuel Boateng and his two-assist, one-goal contribution. The two of them were joined by Boateng’s teammate Giovani Dos Santos.
The Vancouver Whitecaps also had a good showing over the weekend, and their shutout of FC Dallas landed two defenders on the Dream Team. Toronto FC’s shutout of Montreal gave defender Drew Moor and midfielder Will Johnson top round scores.
Top team of the round goes to David Winters and his Tartan Army. He started Grella, Kljestan, and Vancouver’s Jordan Harvey while also captaining 12-point Sebastian Giovinco to finish the round with 111 points. Congratulations, and enjoy your prize!
Piatti with the good hair…
Round 8 is another double match week, so here’s what you need to know:
- Transfer deadline is Wednedsay, April 27th at 7:00 pm ET.
- Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City, and Vancouver Whitecaps are the teams on the double.
- Check the Injury Report and the Disciplinary Report. Diego Valeri has yet to serve his red card suspension due to Portland not playing this past weekend, but he will be eligible for Portland's second game in Round 8.
As for who I’m banking on in the round ahead, I’m gonna see if Ignacio Piatti can make lemonade out of his two-point performance last round and show up like he did at the beginning of the season. I’m gonna look at David Ousted for 'keeper duties.
If you haven’t used your wild card yet, this is a good week to consider playing it. Diverse double match weeks like this one are the easiest to play out of after gerrymandering to take complete advantage.