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MLS Fantasy is back for the 2020 season with some major changes

MLS Fantasy is back for 2020, giving you more reason to get excited for the 2020 season.

Sign up now to compete against your friends and family, as you will have a chance to earn bragging rights again in 2020. The season will no longer be split into two, instead managers will have the chance to qualify for a new MLS Fantasy Champions League. You can find the details below.

Download the latest version of the MLS app to play MLS Fantasy for the 2020 season

Sound enticing? The initial setup only takes a few minutes – let’s quickly walk through the process for setting up an MLS Fantasy team.

Setting Up Your Team

To set up a team, head to our new-look site at fantasy.mlssoccer.com and hit the Play Now button to get started.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be taken to the initial team set-up page. Your task: construct a 15-man roster using your allotted $125 million in salary. Here are tips from our Fantasy expert to help you set up your team for every position: 

You can shift your formation, if you wish – anything from a defense-minded 5-4-1 to an attack-heavy 4-3-3 is allowed. To make substitutions or change your formation, simply click the red/green circle and make your change. Once you’ve settled on your players, select a captain and click Save Team to lock it in.

Congrats! Your squad is ready for Week 1!

Joining A League

Now that you’ve got your squad, it’s time to join a league. Upon signing up, you’ll be automatically entered into two public leagues: the overall competition and a team-specific public league.

In addition to these starter leagues, you can create five private leagues and join unlimited public and private leagues. Private leagues offer a message board functionality so you can talk smack amongst your fellow league members.

Fantasy Champions League

While MLS Fantasy is going back to a full-season competition, there is a new way the season will be split up for some. The first 24 weeks of the season will be split up into four qualifiers. The top 50 managers from each qualifier will advance to the Fantasy Champions League, where they will have a chance to win $5,000 in prizes. The FCL will take place over the final eight weeks of the 2020 season (25-32). If a manger qualifies for the FCL, they will not be eligible to compete in future qualifiers.

Fixed Budget

Gone are the days of your budget rising or falling based on how your players perform. Instead your budget will be fixed at $125 million for the entire MLS season. This should offer managers plenty of chances to create great squads at the beginning of the season, but as player prices rise, it will become harder and harder to get all the players you want.

Double-game Week Scoring

One of the major changes for the 2020 season, both matches of the double-game week will no longer count toward a player's weekly score. Instead, only the player's highest score between the two matches will count. This adds more strategy to the game as it is no longer a given that managers should prioritize DGW players. Though if you do pick a DGW player, he will have two chances to get a high score instead of one.

Prize Information

The overall winner of the season will earn $1,500, while the winner of the FCL will also take home $1,500. Winners of the supporters’ leagues will win $100.

For complete contest rules and eligibility requirements, head to to the Prizes page.

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