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Brek Shea    M/D    Orlando City SC

Fantasy Analysis

Shea has bounced around the Championship in England of late, but he figures to get plenty of playing time back in MLS.
Thierry Henry    F    New York Red Bulls
Henry announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, and will join Sky Sports as an expert and ambassador in 2015.

Fantasy Analysis

Henry competed in the World Cup, European Championships, La Liga, Premier League, Ligue 1, as well as Major League Soccer in his career. He won the European Golden Boot twice, and was a five-time French Player of the Year among numerous other accolades. Speculation had grown as to where he would play after leaving the New York Red Bulls, but he is hanging up his boots.
Juninho    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Juninho buried a shot from the top of the box into the corner of the Seattle goal to give the Galaxy the decisive away goal in their Western Conference final Sunday night. However, he left late with an apparent leg injury, MLS.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The goal was Juninho's first since September 2013, though he's been fantastic in midfield otherwise. The Galaxy host New England for the MLS Cup.
Thierry Henry    F    New York Red Bulls
Henry announced on his Facebook page Monday that he will not return to the Red Bulls next season.

Fantasy Analysis

This was widely believed to be Henry's last season in MLS, as his contract with the Red Bulls is expiring, though he hadn't made any declarations until Monday. It's unclear where he goes next, though there have been rampant rumors linking him with a return to Arsenal.
Robbie Keane    F    Los Angeles Galaxy
Keane, who was left out of the starting line up for Ireland's mammoth Euro qualifying match with Scotland, lashed out at manager Martin O'Neill, the Daily Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ireland's all-time leading goal scorer sat for the first 78 minutes. A change in tactics led to a punchless Ireland attack headed by Shane Long.
DeAndre Yedlin    D    Seattle Sounders FC
Yedlin said he is prepared to return to Tottenham and challenge for a spot in the first team, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Yedlin was sold to Tottenham, but immediately loaned back to the Seattle Sounders. Tottenham do have an agreement that would allow them to call the defender back in January, however.
Thierry Henry    F    New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls manager Mike Petke was silent regarding whether Henry will play in the second leg of their Eastern Conference MLS series against New England on their artificial surface, Big Apple Soccer reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Henry almost never plays on artificial turf because of his sore Achilles' tendon. "I'm only talking about the game at Red Bull Arena next Sunday," Petke said during his Tuesday conference call with the media. "We're not going to start talking about the following game and what if and this and that. We'll talk about that situation after the game Sunday. I'm not going to let something like that take [precedence] ahead of an important first game of the series at home."
Lee Nguyen    M    New England Revolution
US boss Jurgen Klinsmann has tabbed Ngyuen to be one of the 25 men who will make the trip abroad for upcoming friendlies with Ireland and Colombia.

Fantasy Analysis

Ngyuen has not put on the red, white and blue since 2007. It's a nice reward after a nice season with the Revs, but it is hard to imagine this is much more than a congratulatory nod.
DeAndre Yedlin    D    Seattle Sounders FC
Yedlin is headed abroad with the US Men's National Team to take part in upcoming friendlies against Ireland and Colombia.

Fantasy Analysis

Yedlin then jets all the way back to the West Coast for both legs of the MLS Western Conference Finals against Los Angeles.
Jermain Defoe    F    Toronto FC
Manager Harry Redknapp admitted that Queens Park Rangers is interested in signing Defoe and could begin negotiations in January, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Defoe missed the end of the MLS season due to a groin injury, but QPR remains interested in bringing the player back to the Premier League. Redknapp denied any agreements were in place, but hinted discussions could start in January.