Think you can build the best team in Major League Soccer? Well, here’s your shot!
WHAT IS MLS FANTASY MANAGER?
MLS Fantasy Manager is a traditional salary cap game. In a nutshell, you've got an initial budget of $120 million to fill your team. You can pick any player in MLS to be on your team, without exceeding your budget of course. Your job is to pick the best 18.
HOW DO I JOIN THE OFFICIAL WHITECAPS FC FANTASY LEAGUE?
By signing up HERE, you’ll automatically be entered in the official MLS league, which includes every fantasy manager in the game and rewards the top 10 at the end of the season with some great prizes.
To join the Official Whitecaps FC Fantasy League, be sure to select Vancouver Whitecaps FC as your favourite team during sign-up. It’s that simple. Please note, while anyone is free to join, all prizes awarded by Whitecaps FC will be limited to residents of British Columbia, Canada.
WHITECAPS FC PRIZES
1st place: A unique, behind-the-scenes Whitecaps FC experience
Top 15: Those finishing in the top 15 of the Whitecaps FC Supporters Group will get to share a suite at a 'Caps home match in 2016.
SECRETS TO SUCCESS
Looking to get an edge over your opponents? Check out our Q&A with Derrick Freedman, the 2014 Whitecaps FC Fantasy Champion.
MUST-OWN WHITECAPS FC PLAYERS
Not surprisingly, Pedro Morales was the top Whitecaps FC fantasy performer in 2014 with 199 total points. That was the third highest total among all midfielders in MLS. If you want Morales, though, you’re going to have to pay for it as his price has increased to $11 million, which is the most expensive along with players like Kaka, Clint Dempsey, Lee Nguyen, Robbie Keane, and a few others.
The next best Whitecaps FC fantasy player in 2014 was goalkeeper David Ousted, whose 166 points were third most among goalkeepers. The Dane led MLS with 13 clean sheets last season. Ousted is priced at $5.5 million.
Another must-own ‘Caps player is centre back Kendall Waston (priced at $8.5 million), who racked up 76 points in just 10 appearances last year. Waston’s combination of defensive play (clearances, blocks, interceptions) and goal-scoring threat makes him one of the most attractive defenders in MLS.
Finally, it’d probably be a good bit of business to snatch up striker Octavio Rivero. He’s currently priced at an affordable $8.5 million, but it wouldn’t be a shocker to see his value rise if he gets off to a good start. The same could be said for Kekuta Manneh, currently priced at just $7 million.
For more information on MLS Fantasy Manager, including changes to the format this year, tips, and more, visit fantasy.mlssoccer.com.
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