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The competition has been heating up in the Sorare Academy over the summer, with the Major League Soccer (MLS) games providing a bucket-load of goals and plenty of fun!

Don’t forget that you can enter a team for free every week in the Sorare Academy and be in with a chance of winning a Limited card.

The deadline this week, as ever, is on Friday at 11am BST.

Guest writer and Sorare expert MDJ talks us through this week’s MLS eye-catchers…


Last gameweek

Fifteen more managers secured a Limited card prize last week. Top of our leaderboard was manager isimyok with this team – a neat combo of a Philadelphia defensive stack and a Los Angeles attacking duo:

We’re more than halfway through the regular season, so it’s getting easier to see the players and teams to target and those to stay clear of. Form could be crucial this Gameweek, with some close match-ups between the better teams in the league.  

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia are having a good season and are currently level on points at the top of the Eastern Conference, largely due to their ridiculously stingy defence. Their 7-0 demolition of D.C. United last weekend was a nice boost for their goal difference and was also a record-breaker – the most goals they’ve ever scored in a single game.

New England Revolution will be a much tougher opponent than D.C but it could be another opportunity for their defence to show their strength. Andre Blake is the go-to goalkeeper in the game with Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes and Kai Wagner all worth consideration for your defender spot.

Los Angeles FC 

Los Angeles are leading the race for the Supporters’ Shield and deservedly so. Despite a little wobble earlier in the season, they seem to be firing on all cylinders again, with all their key players making solid contributions to games.

If you’re looking for in-form players, you need to look no further than José Cifuentes and Carlos Vela. With averages exceeding 70 points over the last five games, they are the overall top scorers in the MLS, from a Sorare point of view. This is due to them grabbing plenty of decisive scores for goals and assists, as well as having a good score base from their all around play. 

Nashville are a decent team so Los Angeles will have to work hard to beat them, especially on the road. Hany Mukhtar is in great form for Nashville at the moment, if you fancy backing the home side.

Portland Timbers

After a poor start to the season, Portland seem to have turned a corner in the last few weeks and are unbeaten in their last five, with 11 goals scored and only four conceded. 

Jaroslaw Niezgoda has been a factor in that turnaround. The Polish centre-forward has struggled since an ACL injury in 2021 but four goals and an assist in the last five games suggests he could be recapturing his form from a couple of years ago. 

Sebastián Blanco has looked lively in midfield and defender Claudio Bravo has been posting some ridiculous scores, including 97 last weekend, with only one decisive. Up against low-scoring Vancouver Whitecaps, he could easily put up a similar sort of score. 

New York, New York

We can’t talk about form teams without mentioning New York City. After starting the season at 100 miles per hour, they’ve dropped down a gear or two in recent weeks, dropping points against Atlanta, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Colorado Rapids.

Defensively they may look a little more vulnerable than before but their attack is just as devastating as ever so you still have to fancy them to grab a goal or two against their city rivals New York Red Bulls. There is a smorgasbord of options to choose from up front, with Talles Magno, Maximiliano Moralez and Valentín Castellanos the best of the bunch. 

It’s harder to pick a form player from the Red Bulls side of the city. Lewis Morgan is probably the best option for consistency alone, although he’s struggled to hit the high peaks that you need to in order to climb the leaderboard in this game. This is largely due to his lower all around scores, so he really needs two decisives to hit the sort of scores you need. The Hudson River Derby probably isn’t the game for that… but you never know!

My team

Below is the team I’ll be entering – barring any surprise injuries or other news in midweek:

As well as the players I’ve mentioned above, I think Emanuel Reynoso is worth a look. He is in top form at the moment with four goals and an assist in the last three games. Minnesota play D.C. United at the weekend, a team that looks battered and broken, with rock-bottom levels of confidence. For me, that’s a combination too good to resist!

It’s as simple as that – pick five players and press enter! So what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to enter before the 11am Friday deadline – and good luck!

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169 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Which combo would you go for?

    A) Kane | Son | Mitrovic | Bruno G | 4.5 def | 4.5 def

    B) Jesus | Son | Mitrovic | Bowen | Perisic | 4.5 def

    C) Kane | Jesus | Bowen | Bruno G | James | Doherty

    Something about having both Kane and Son appeals to me!

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      C

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        The one without Son, interesting.
        Cheers

    2. bv57
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      I like C but don't think Doherty will be first choice

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah see him as Cash/Trippier if so.
        Thanks

    3. DeeJazz
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      For me option B and I wonder about penalty taker in Spurs. Today was friendly game but Son scored goal from penalty when Kane also played.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Son took it because it was in Korea...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 12 hours ago

          Yeah this

      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      C but personally I don't see the appeal of Bowen over the 8m mids.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Even with current prices, he is the 3rd best mid/fwd in terms of value based on last season’s points

  2. bv57
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Son & Wilson
    or
    Diaz & Haaland?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Diaz Haaland

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      The Sonsational one 🙂

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Diaz & Haaland easily.

  3. DeeJazz
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    I wonder which option choose:

    A) Raya & James/Chilwell & Mitrovic
    B) Mendy & Trippier & Jimenez

    Also I wonder if better to have Saka or Jesus ? Saka has some free kicks and corner kicks. Also he is penalty taker. For me Jesus is cheap premium striker but I don't want to have both because I believe that Mount can be perfect guy in the squad.

    1. bv57
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    3. The chocolate leg
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      I like a

  4. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Fun fact of the day - Zaha scored more goals than Sterling last year

    1. lugs
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      and Saka, Bowen, Maddison, Foden, and lots of others but yet is constantly overlooked

    2. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      He did, one more goal in 650mins extra. Context needed to be fair

  5. Pascal
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Made a team with Sterling
    Raya/Balcombe
    Peri/Cancelo/Taa/Dunk/Tomiyashu
    Mahrez/Foden/Sterling/Diaz/Andreas
    Greenwoodw/Kane/Jesus

    1. DeeJazz
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Without Salah ? very risk

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Like it

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Drop one defender to Neco and upgrade Raya with the dosh.

  6. DeeJazz
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    And last question:
    A) Mateta/Edouard & Rashford
    B) Mitrovic & Fornals/Neto

    1. Khark
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      I'll be respectful and answer your question as you asked, out of them two options ... B.

      But in all honesty I absolutely despise both options.

    2. David Parkinson
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        B Neto but if you find a half, Toney.

    3. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Quick vote:

      A). Mendy + Perisic
      B). Raya + James

      1. Pascal
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        B but I would prefer Chilwell

    4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Sod it, I’m going Kane AND Son, at least gives me the option to jump on Haaland

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        *and keep Spurs attack

      2. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        With your username it would be a crime not to mate

      3. Khark
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        I've toyed with the idea of starting Kane ahead of Haaland for GW1. But Haaland is a shoe in for gameweek2 so I'm not sure whether risking using the FT on that move is wise when every single season something else needs addressing very quickly. Targett at villa and Barnes at Leicester last season springs to mind.

    5. Dale Sartip-Zadeh
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        great competition

      • Damien Sartip-Zadeh
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          MLS is a lot of fun