Fantasy Football: Week 3

What happened to the week 2 report? Let’s just say I know what one participant in Major Fantasy League Soccer meant when he asked how much time it would require. Answer: minimal if you ignore it.

But I also know now Chivas USA Coach Preki feels as he grapples with his injury problems (again).

My fantasy team is without a goalkeeper.

First-choice Dan Kennedy went down early on and now former Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Wicks has joined him. I shouldn’t have picked Wicks, but using Galaxy logic I needed a warm (and cheap) body to fill out the roster after picking too many expensive (and under-performing) players (get it together Dane Richards!).

Fortunately, unlike in real life, MLFS does not penalize coaches for including injured players on their roster.

Still, my team moved up into a dark horse eighth place (from 11th in week 1) in the 19-team 100 Percent Soccer division, benefiting from strong real-life play by Chivas USA, Seattle and the always dependable Landon Donovan. The South Bay’s Robbie Rogers and even Darren Huckerby, formerly of my Norwich City, are letting the side down though.

The Galaxy usually hold the upper hand in derby games against Chivas USA, but I have a feeling this weekend will be different, so Sean Franklin has to go from starting in defense to sitting on the bench this weekend.

I wonder if Bruce Arena is already thinking the same thing?

(BTW, there is still time to join and there are a few spots open in the 100 Percent Soccer division). Check it out.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at Cheers!