The Round 4 transfer window closes at 3:15pm ET this Saturday so be sure to get your transfers done before then. If you've waited until now to make your transfers, you're in luck. All injuries were just made final in Fantasy Soccer: Manager a few hours ago.
Toronto FC, Portland Timbers and the Philadelphia Union all have byes this round. You'll also want to keep in mind that DC United, Chicago Fire and the Columbus Crew will all be on byes next week. While the list of all 39 MLS players absent due to International duty is extensive, I've prepared a document with two important alternatives - which player will fill in for them on their own team and which players can replace them for equal or lesser value if you decide to look elsewhere.
Here are my players to add, drop and watch for Round 4. Good luck everyone!
Player to ADD -> Michel Garbini Pereira ($5.0m), Defender - FC Dallas
Michel came saw action at outside back in Round 1 when Jair Benitez exited with a rib injury. Since then he has moved into the midfield and started each of the past two games. He's logged 90 minutes in both games as well. What make Michel an added threat is set-pieces. He's been seen on the ball quite often taking set-pieces. Since he's listed as a midfielder, Michel will get four points for every clean sheet as well. All of this makes Michel a serious scoring threat in the weeks' to come.
I know I was high on Bruin last week, but halfway through his game in Round 3 he exited with a strained hamstring. Omar Cummings is almost at full strength so be wary of him stealing some minutes up top as well. Bruin is listed as "Questionable" in this weeks' most recent injury report so if you're unsure about playing him you might want to look elsewhere. Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio is a solid option this week at $8.5m.
Borchers logged 69 minutes in his Reserve League match last weekend. With Real Salt Lake desperately thin at defenses this weekend due to International call-ups, some think Borchers might be called up ahead of schedule. I'd take a look at RSL this weekend to see what happens, but Borchers price has been on the decline since the season started. Right now Borchers is a decent bargain at $5.3m. Expect his price to go back up once he gets back into the starting lineup.