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MLS GAMEWEEK 3 – MAIN EVENT

MLS PICKS AND TEAM REVEAL 

Two game weeks down and we are getting a glimpse as to who could do well and who may struggle this season in the MLS. Still early days however but some standout performances could get you scrambling for those transfers in the season long contest. 

Game week 3 kicks off with 4 games early on saturday, but the main slate contest kicks off at 11.30pm GMT time with 6 games and a mouth watering tie as New England Revolution take on Real Salt Lake.

THE CONTEST

The main event game has 2 different entries €2 and €15 with a prize pool of €180 and €750 respectively. 

The rules are simple to follow. You will be required to pick 11 players to fill out your squad whilst staying within a budget of 102.0m. For each team you enter, you must select a captain and a vice captain. Your captain will score 2x points. However, in the event that your captain does not play, your vice captain will then score 2x points.

You can select a maximum of 3 players from the same team. It is worth noting that if you select two or more defensive players from the same team (GK and DEF), and the team keeps a clean sheet, a stacking penalty will apply. 

No bench required in this contest, folks. Instead, you have the innovative safety net feature to fall back on! This means if you have a player who does not start, your player will be replaced at the beginning of the match. This is dependent on a player being available from the same team, at the same price or less. The closest price to your player value will be automatically selected. 

Standard scoring applies to this contest.

With the rules covered, let’s take a look at some of my picks shall we?

TOP PLAYS 

Carles Gil (12.9M) – New England Revolution 

Gil is one of the in-form players in the MLS currently and this weekend i expect him to carry on as he started. Game week 1 he provided an assist and in game week 2 he was on the scoresheet from the spot. So always handy to have him in your line up.

Michael Estrada (10.1M) – DC United

Estrada has started the season well for DC United, scoring twice in the season opener vs Charlotte, however was taken off in the away fixture vs Cincinnati, but with DC back on home soil this game week I fancy him to get a goal here despite Chicago’s 2 clean sheets this season. DC has a good record vs Chicago and I’m hoping they can continue this.

Daniel Gazdag (11.7M) – Philadelphia Union

Gazdag plays in the role behind the strikers and can be a threat for the Union in this game with Carranza out due to suspension. The Union are at home to the San Jose Earthquakes and I feel this is a good matchup with San Jose yet to play away from home this season. 

Jader Obrian (7.9M) – FC Dallas

Dallas are at home to Nashville who do tend to not leak many goals, however Obrian does already have a goal this season when playing at home. This is a risky/value play especially if you are going to get some higher priced players in your line up. 

TEAM REVEAL 

As this contest allows multi entries, I will likely be entering different line ups. Here’s an example of one of my line ups I will be entering using some of the players mentioned.

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 23.30pm 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.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED 

If you’re new to FanTeam then you’ll need to create a new account here alternatively, head on over to fanteam.com 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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