The most recent MLS fantasy news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisRivero was almost in a trade to the Columbus Crew for Kei Kamara a few weeks back, but this move will take him out of Major League Soccer, where he's shown flashes of brilliance followed by maddening inconsistency. Kekuta Manneh could get more starts in Rivero's absence, as well as Erik Hurtado.
Fantasy AnalysisBernardez left Saturday's Cali Clasico in the ninth minute with a lower right leg injury. Chad Barrett replaced Bernardez, eventually scoring the 90th minute equalizer. A return date has not yet been specified.
Fantasy AnalysisGleeson has allowed two goals in six of his last eight games and only has one clean sheet this season. He faces another tall task on the Fourth of July against the league leading Colorado Rapids.
Fantasy AnalysisIt's no secret that Valeri is one of the most dangerous midfielders in the league. He has all the makings of a player to build a fantasy team around, especially in formats that award points for shots and crosses.
Fantasy AnalysisBradley didn't miss any time during Copa America for the U.S. Men's National Team, and it's unclear if the injury is serious enough to keep him out for TFC. Bradley's continued absence surely won't help Toronto, though his fantasy upside isn't overly high in most formats given his role as a holding midfielder.
Fantasy AnalysisA non-contact injury suffered during the 70th minute of Saturday's 3-2 road loss at Orlando, Irwin's quadricep stain leaves Toronto suddenly scrambling to find a replacement in the net in advance of Wednesday's Amway Canadian Championship final versus Vancouver and Saturday's home fixture with Seattle. It seems likely that the Reds will tap either Alex Bono or Quilian Roberts as a replacement for Irwin, one of the best overall keepers in the league. Given their relative inexperience (one MLS appearance between the two of them), however, fantasy owners shouldn't be too surprised to find the club making a move to bring in a more seasoned third option as well.
Fantasy AnalysisOsorio may have watched in frustration as his lone shot on goal in Saturday night's fixture was knocked away at the last moment by Orlando's Cyle Larin, yet that he managed to register a career-best for assists (two) in the defeat seemed to more than make up for that particular shortcoming. The midfielder, who has now started and logged a full 90 minutes playing time in each of his club's last three outings, heads into the month of July now tied with Jozy Altidore for third-most assists on the team.
Fantasy AnalysisA beauty of a backwards flick pass to teammate Jordan Hamilton at the 47th minute mark of Saturday's fixture not only opened up scoring for Toronto, but also left Giovinco having registered his sixth assist of 2016. The standout midfielder too managed to lead his club in both shots (six) and shots on goal (two) in the loss and now finds himself ranked second overall in MLS in both of those respective categories. Pair those numbers with the third-most goals scored in the league to date this year, and it is easy to understand why Giovinco continues to remain one of the fantasy options heading into the month of July.