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MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager 2013

31 January 2:46 pm

MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager 2013

By Kurt Austin

Major League Soccer launched MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager 2013 on Thursday with the winner of the overall league scoring a trip for two to the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. You'll be going to the 2013 MLS All-Star Game anyways, right?

MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager is a traditional salary cap game that allots $100 million to spend on players and you can pick any player in MLS to be on your team. Click here for all the details, but we suspect what Sporting KC fans really want to know is...which boys in blue should you select for your squad?

We're not in the business of telling you how to manage your team (you should probably check with Sporting KC Performance Analyst Rui Xu for those types of tips or follow @MLSFantasy), but here's the breakdown in terms of salary cap hits and total points accumulated last season for Sporting KC's roster.

  GOALKEEPERS   DEFENDERS   MIDFIELDERS   FORWARDS
Jimmy Nielsen - 6 (175) Matt Besler - 6.0 (179) Graham Zusi - 9.5 (208) Kei Kamara - 9.5 (169)
Eric Kronberg - 4.5 (0) Aurelien Collin - 6.0 (179) Benny Feilhaber - 8.0 (84) C.J. Sapong - 9.0 (107)
Jon Kempin - 4.0 (0) Seth Sinovic - 6.0 (159) Jacob Peterson - 6.5 (61) Teal Bunbury - 8.0 (59)
  Chance Myers - 5.5 (137) Paulo Nagamura - 6.0 (60) Soony Saad - 6.5 (14)
  Lawrence Olum - 4.5 (58) Bobby Convey - 7.5 (49) Dom Dwyer - 6.5 (2)
  Ike Opara - 5.0 (41) Peterson Joseph - 6.5 (18) Claudio Bieler - 9.0 (0)
  Josh Gardner - 4.5 (11) Oriol Rosell - 6.5 (18)  
  Kevin Ellis - 4.0 (0) Michael Thomas - 6.0 (12)  
  Yann Songo'o - 5.0 (0) Kyle Miller - 4.0 (0)  
    Mikey Lopez - 5.5 (0)  

My two cents (well, $21 million actually): MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Jimmy Nielsen worth every penny for shutouts, Chance Myers pays more than just defensive dividends (7 assists in 2012) at a measly $5.5 million and go with Graham Zusi if you've got the cash to splash.

Sign-up for MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager in English or Spanish today to begin picking your team, joining leagues and setting the squad. Game on!