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Week 11 Major League Soccer Fantasy Picks

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The double gameweek last round proved worthwhile for those of you who were able to bring in players with two matches, as 9 of the top 11 points earners for the week were double gamers. Now we're onto yet another double week.

The NYRB midfielder has been putting up big scores this season, and plays twice this week. Buy!
The NYRB midfielder has been putting up big scores this season, and plays twice this week. Buy!
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The Week 12 slate is upon us as we've got a Wednesday evening deadling with four teams enjoying two fixtures:

Chicago Fire
New York Red Bulls
New York City FC
Toronto FC

Hopefully, you have planned well enough to be ready to plug in some players enjoying the benefit of two matches.

Let's take a look at this week's selections:

Goalkeepers

If you need a goalkeeper, the choice this week is Toronto's Clint Irwin, enjoying 2 home fixtures and the second rated MLS defense in front of him.

And for those on a budget, consider Matt Lampson at 4.7 or even Josh Saunders at 5.1.

Defenders

Toronto's Drew Moor appears to be the best selection at 7.4. The two home matches are very compelling.

If you did not pick up Jonathan Campbell last week, his fixtures are better this period and his price is still only 5.3.

I really cannot recommend either of the New York teams defenders in good conscience given their defensive performances this season and this week's opposition. However, Jason Hernandez might be worth a punt as a filler at 6.6.

Midfielders

The obvious pick this week is the Red Bulls' Sacha Kljestan who has scored 43 points in his most recent four matches.

For a the mid range option, Tommy McNamara delivered a sweet goal last week for New York City Football Club and will only set you back 7.4.

Michael Bradley collects a ton of bonus points, however, he may have a low ceiling, has a bye next week and then will leave for the Copa America. A short-term buy at best.

I am still holding Ignacio Piatti who plays at Orlando and typically steps up when Didier Drogba doesn't play.

I also still like Diego Valeri among the single game week players. Worth holding if you have him in your side.

Forwards

I have been singing the praises of Sebastian Giovinco for several weeks. Get him and give him the armband for the week. Two decisions down.

David Villa is the pick from New York City this week. He is the number two scorer behind Giovinco with 85 points.

If you need a filler Khiry Shelton might be a bargain differential at 5.7.

Philadelphia's CJ Sapong has a home game this week against DC United and a double next week. If you're looking ahead with your planning, you could definitely do worse.

My crystal ball on transfers failed me a bit last week and I tumbled 76 places landing at 112.

My team for this week, having already concluded my transfers:

Melia, Moor, Campbell, Coelho, Piatti, Valeri, Feilhaber, Kljestan, Villa, Shelton, Giovinco.

Ok, let's discuss. What does your squad look like? Did I miss someone that you like? Is there a captain choice that might make more sense than Giovinco? Let's hear from you!

And, as always, best wishes with your week!

Charles