The 2015 MLS fantasy soccer game is live and today we take a look at the goalscorers you should be targeting ahead of the 2015 MLS Season. We’re expecting big things from these players and as everyone knows, fantasy football is largely about goals, goals and…more goals.
MLSSoccer.com released their official version of MLS Fantasy on Thursday and we’re going to be providing insight into the best options for your team.
The following forwards are all expected to be amongst the goals this year but are all pricey options as a result. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to afford more than a couple of these names but your team probably needs at least one if you’re to be successful.
1. Robbie Keane – Striker (LA Galaxy) – $11.0mEmbed from Getty Images
Last season’s MVP, Robbie Keane has a huge task trying to replicate his stellar performances from last year. However, he has the team around him that can offer the right support. The likes of Gyasi Zardes and Steven Gerrard should supply him with enough chances so that he can be high on the scoring charts once again.
Keane comes in to the new campaign off the back of a remarkable season in which he scored 20 times and accumulated twelve assists. We expect more of the same from the MVP.
2. Dom Dwyer – Striker (Sporting Kansas City) – $10.5mEmbed from Getty Images
Dom Dwyer came second in the scoring charts last season with a very impressive 23 goals over the course of the season.
His clinical finishing and electric pace will aid his cause once again this season, and he’s a worthy option for fantasy managers.
3. David Villa – Striker (New York City FC) – $10.0m
You’d have to say David Villa is quite cheap considering his pedigree. Villa was a World Cup and Champions League winner whilst in Spain, and provides vital experience for any playoff push that New York City FC will make.
With a supply line that will boast Frank Lampard and Mix Diskerud to name just a couple, Villa will surely be a Golden Boot contender in his debut MLS campaign.
4. Obafemi Martins – Striker (Seattle Sounders) – $11.0m
Obafemi Martins was extremely impressive in 2014 and we expect more of the same this year. It’s more than likely that the Nigerian forward will surpass his tally of 17 goals in 2015 but you’ll have to pay the price for that at 11.0 million.
The partnership with Clint Dempsey in Seattle has been a blessing for the Sounders and they flourish together. Martins will score goals.
5. Clint Dempsey – Midfielder (Seattle Sounders) – $11.0m
The only midfielder to make the list is Clint Dempsey. The USMNT star played as a second-striker last term and there has been debate over whether he should be listed as a forward. But the official MLS game has him down as a midfielder and that means he will get clean-sheet bonuses as well, Major plus.
Dempsey scored a total of 16 last term and considering he should be playing alongside Martins again this term, he will expect to find the net on several occasions again. He’s a slight risk at $11.0m but is highly likely to be the highest-scoring midfielder in MLS fantasy this season.
Who do you think will top the MLS goalscoring charts in 2015?