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Matteo Mancosu    F    Montreal Impact
Mancosu came on in the 78th minute to score a goal on two shots during Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

Mancosu only had 12 minutes to make an impact with the game already out of hand, and he did just that by latching onto a Patrice Bernier through ball in stoppage time before slotting it home to cap off the scoring. Mancosu opened his MLS goal account in just his second appearance since joining Montreal, and he appears to have earned a substitute role for the time being. He will likely begin next week's match versus DC United on the bench, but he could factor more heavily into the club's plans if he continues to impress.
Jeff Larentowicz    M/D    Los Angeles Galaxy
Instead of getting a clean sheet as had been the case the last three matches, Larentowicz picked up an assist in Saturday's 2-1 win at Portland.

Fantasy Analysis

With more playing time Larentowicz has started to make himself a valuable option, now with five straight starts. He has a goal and assist in the last four matches. That said, he's still one of the last options to look at in the Galaxy midfield.
Patrice Bernier    M    Montreal Impact
Bernier won three tackles, secured three interceptions and provided an assist in the final goal of Saturday's 5-1 triumph over the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

Bernier held down his typical holding role Saturday, and he made a rare appearance on the scoresheet when he burst forward to set up Matteo Mancosu with a perfectly-weighted through ball in stoppage time. The assist was Bernier's first of the season, and he should not be viewed as an especially attractive fantasy option heading into next week's fixture with DC United.
Giovani Dos Santos    F/M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Dos Santos was back on the score sheet Saturday at Portland, finding Robbie Keane just seven minutes into the match. Dos Santos failed to score or assist in the previous three matches.

Fantasy Analysis

Even though Dos Santos' numbers have taken a dive over the last couple months, he's still one of the most valuable players on the Galaxy. After traveling to Seattle next weekend, Dos Santos should be able to do something in one of the following home games.
Ignacio Piatti    M    Montreal Impact
Piatti scored a goal on eight shots and added an assist in Saturday's 5-1 steamrolling of the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

Piatti was a force Sunday, as he got on the scoresheet with a superb half-volley in the 72nd minute just 20 minutes after slipping a through ball that Didier Drogba dispatched into the net to complete his hat-trick. Piatti could have had an even bigger game, but Andre Blake stuffed him from in close in the 42nd minute, although the rebound fell for Drogba to tap home. Piatti is in a superb run of form at the moment, with eight goals and two assists in his last nine matches, and he will look to keep it rolling next week versus DC United.
Robbie Keane    F    Los Angeles Galaxy
Keane scored his third goal in four games after knocking one in from short distance in Saturday's 2-1 win at Portland. Keane finished with five shots total, two on goal.

Fantasy Analysis

It was business as usual for Keane who found a hole in the defense to put in Giovani dos Santos' cross just seven minutes into the match. The Galaxy have shown they can score anywhere and that includes Keane, who has two goals in the last two road matches.
Ronald Matarrita    D    New York City FC
Matarrita was listed as questionable for the game against the Red Bulls, but missed the lineup for Sunday's match.

Fantasy Analysis

NYC FC likely wanted to give Matarrita one more week of rest before returning so it wouldn't be surprising if he was back at practice this week and ready for next weekend's match.
Ambroise Oyongo    D    Montreal Impact
Oyongo won two tackles, made two interceptions, provided eight crosses and garnered a pair of assists in Saturday's 5-1 thumping of the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

Oyongo was one of Montreal's most active players Saturday, and he took advantage of his freedom on the wing to pick out Didier Drogba for the opening goal of the match, before deftly chipping a cross to Ignacio Piatti in the 87th minute as the latter settled and smashed home a half-volley. Oyongo has been an attacking force of late, as he now has three helpers in his last two matches, and he will look to keep up his fine form next Sunday versus DC United.
Brian Rowe    G    Los Angeles Galaxy
Rowe allowed one goal just before the half in Saturday's 2-1 win over Portland to go with his five saves.

Fantasy Analysis

A clean sheet was always going to be difficult for the Galaxy in this situation, but they still walked away with three points. The Galaxy are at Seattle next, but get back-to-back home matches afterward with at least one clean sheet a likelihood.
Didier Drogba    F    Montreal Impact
Drogba netted a hat-trick on six shot attempts during Saturday's 5-1 demolition of the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

It was a vintage performance from the veteran striker, who made his presence felt inside the penalty area and scored the first three goals of the match inside 51 minutes. Drogba had gone three matches without scoring, but Saturday's outburst brought him to an impressive eight goals and three assists in just 12 appearances this season and will look to ride this momentum into next Sunday's matchup with DC United.