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MLS Fantasy Insider: Add, Drop and Watch

MLS Fantasy Insider is back with Add, Drop and Watch for Match Week 3 in Major League Soccer which features derby matches across the league and, for those of you in the US, a match - New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United - on the main NBC network (not NBC Sports Network, etc. but the real thing).

He's smiling because he's back to MLS competition
He's smiling because he's back to MLS competition
Bob Levey

The Round 3 transfer window closes at 12:15pm ET this Saturday so be sure to get your transfers done before then. The Vancouver Whitecaps are the only team with a bye and we finally get to see LA, Houston and Seattle all back in action. Houston and LA don't have another bye for a while so don't be afraid to stock up there. Remember to keep an eye out for prospective Seattle Sounders signing Obafemi Martins as well. He hasn't signed officially yet, but you can find out his potential price tag in this weeks' edition of Starting Lineup on

[Editor's Note: for those new to MLS Fantasy, I highly recommend using the Stats link in the answer to the first question on the linked Starting Line-up post (above). It's great for tips on game strategy.]

Here are my players to add, drop and watch for Round 3. Good luck everyone!

Player to ADD -> Will Bruin ($8.8m), Midfielder - Houston Dynamo

People invested in Bruin early and then dropped him when week 2 rolled around. He's a focal point of the Dynamo attack and at $8.8m he's slightly undervalued. He'll continue to get great service from Brad Davis (also at a discounted rate - $8.9m) all game and he knows how to get open on set-pieces and corners consistently to win the ball. His price will rise from here on out as long as he stays healthy. Houston doesn't have another bye until Round 15 so invest in him now if you're looking to make a profit.

Player to DROP -> Abdoulie (Kenny) Mansally ($4.6m), Defender - Real Salt Lake

Mansally's original price of $4.5m has been on the rise since he secured a starting role in Real Salt Lake's backline. He likely would've seen a start again this weekend against the Colorado Rapids had it not been for some recent news that just broke recently from the Disciplinary Committee. Apparently they saw Mansally's headbutt on DC United's Perry Kitchen as a punishable offense - I'd have to agree. Lovel Palmer ($4.9m) is a likely candidate to fill in for Mansally this weekend while Chris Wingert remains sidelined with knee soreness.

Player to WATCH -> DeAndre Yedlin ($4.5m), Defense - Seattle Sounders

Yedlin started Seattle's first regular season game and scored a goal in their most recent CCL victory against Mexican Primera division giant, Tigres. With Adam Johansson still nursing a knee sprain it looks as if Yedlin will get the start once again this weekend against the Portland Timbers. His Transfers In are on the rise so he looks like a good investment moving forward. It's possible he'll remain the starter even when Johansson returns so keep him close on your radar. (Tip: I've secured Yedlin on my roster and might even start him against Portland at home.)