Major League Soccer (MLS) Game Week 2 Picks and Team Reveal


The MLS returned last week and as ever there were a few unexpected results! Second year franchise Austin FC got off to the perfect start hammering FC Cincinnati 5-0 and LA Galaxy shocked reigning champions New York City with a last minute Javier Hernadez goal. 

Game week 2 is a bit more spread out and  kicks off with 4 games early on Saturday, but the main slate games kick off at 11pm UK time and we have a Universal 6 main event game for it. 

Managers can still sign up to the €25,000  season long game and will start on 58 points prior to game week 2 kick off.


The main event game has 2 different entries €2 and €16 with a prize pool of €252.50 and €1,054.62 respectively.

If you have played universal 6 on FanTeam before, the format will appear very familiar. The concept is simple. In Universal-6, you have 6 spots to fill in your lineup. You can select any player, from any position, from any team. You have a budget of 58M to work with, which may seem a lot when you review the players’ prices. 

However, there is a catch . Your Captain will score 1.5x points, but will cost 1.5x his price tag. The same applies to your Vice-Captain, only this is 1.2x points multiplier with a 1.2x price increase. This means that unfortunately, you can’t fit in all of the top priced assets. There has to be some balance throughout your team. 


Josef Martinez – 8.2 Million – Atlanta are away to the colorado rapids where Carlos Vela has just put a hat trick past them. The price is what intrigues me the most and Atlanta themselves got off to a good start, so im expecting Josef to cause colorado some issues

Valentin Castellanos – 11.3 Million – New York are away to Vancouver who got destroyed last weekend vs Columbus Crew despite going down to 10 men however they were already 2-0 down at this point. New york themselves suffered a tough loss to the Galaxy but out the two teams here i can see NYCFC recovering better from a loss and Castellanos being the main man

Raul Ruidiaz – 7.9 Million – This one is a risky play as he is currently questionable to play but we do have the safety net incase to replace him, or keep an eye on team news and make a swap if you can before lock. However the price here like Josef is too good to ignore and if he is fit enough to play i’d expect him to score.


I will be entering this lineup, along with several other line ups, so I’m not giving my entire strategy and team reveals away – but hopefully I’ve given you enough food for thought… 

I hope this article has given you plenty of food for thought – especially for those of you that know very little about MLS, but are playing in Saturday’s Main Event contest.

MLS Main event  cash contests  start at 23.00pm GMT, so be sure to enter your lineups early to avoid missing out.

Please feel free to message me on Twitter @David_Bailey8 if you have any questions – all support queries should go to @FanTeamOfficial.


If you’re new to FanTeam then you’ll need to create a new account here – alternatively, head on over to and click the green ‘Register’ button in the top right corner.

Existing users can click the graphic below for direct access to the weekly monster or head on over to the Football lobby.

Best of luck to everyone entering  – I look forward to seeing your usernames on the Leaderboard.


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