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Fantasy AnalysisJones will surely miss the Revs' season-opener March 8 against Seattle, and could miss a number of fixtures depending on how quickly he can return to fitness. He played the full 90 minutes for US Men's National Team on Sunday against Panama and didn't appear to be bothered by any kind of issue, making the surgery news quite surprising.
Fantasy AnalysisAlonso was bothered by the injury in the playoffs, missing one of the two games against the Galaxy and being severely limited in the other. The Sounders obviously hoped that rest and rehab would do the trick, but that's not the case. It'll be a surprise if he's ready for the start of the 2015 MLS season.
Fantasy AnalysisVilla was the first big signing for the expansion club and will be starting the season with the team right away, unlike fellow designated player Frank Lampard, who will join in July. Villa still has an elite goal-scoring ability and could be a solid fantasy option this season.
Fantasy AnalysisGiovinco was expected to join the MLS side in the summer, following the conclusion of the Serie A season, but he will join up with the club now in order to be ready for the start of the season.
Fantasy AnalysisMaloney's contract with Wigan was due to expire this summer, and moved for an undisclosed transfer fee. He has made 37 appearances for Scotland, and played for Wigan since August of 2011.
Fantasy AnalysisAltidore returns to MLS after playing for Villarreal, Xerez (on loan), Hull City (on loan), Bursaspor (on loan), AZ Alkmaar and Sunderland, an impressive haul of stops for a player who is only 25 years old. After scoring 39 times in 67 appearances for AZ, Altidore scored just once in 42 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, most of the bench of late due to his scoring struggles. He'll try to get back in form for the Reds, who have an intriguing combination of Altidore and Michael Bradley.
Fantasy AnalysisDefoe started off his MLS career exceptionally well, but he eventually suffered a groin injury and then made it quite known that he had no interest in sticking around the American league. He has been training with Tottenham of late, but with Toronto FC wanting to acquire Altidore, Defoe will have to move to Sunderland for the time being.
Fantasy AnalysisDiskerud arrives on a free transfer after his contract with Rosenborg in Norway ended. He is best known as a member of the US Men's National Team, though he never made an appearance during last summer's World Cup. Diskerud has made it known for quite some time that he wants to play in the States, and NYC FC selected him with their top allocation pick. It is believed that he was not signed as a designated player, like David Villa and Frank Lampard, which means the club could have another big signing before the season begins.
Fantasy AnalysisYedlin was applying for a Latvian passport, but the approval of his work visa makes that unnecessary. The 21-year-old rightback will likely take a while to get consistent playing time, but he is clearly looked at as Kyle Walker's replacement, though the latter just returned from injury.