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Matt Besler

29-Year-Old Defender     Sporting Kansas City  MLS


Birthdate:  February 11, 1987    Birthplace:  Kansas City, Missouri, USA    Nationality:  USA    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a contract with Sporting Kansas City in July of 2014.

October 17, 2016    Matt Besler News

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Besler made four interceptions and helped keep a clean sheet during Sunday's goalless draw with Real Salt Lake.

Besler played well as the leader of the back line, making some crucial interventions to keep the clean sheet in tact. Kansas City currently sit sixth in the Western Conference standings, with just one goal separating them from seventh-place Portland. Besler's leadership will be crucial as his side looks to beat San Jose Sunday to secure a postseason berth.

Matt Besler – Season Projections
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Matt Besler – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 MLS Sporting Kansas City 32 32 0 3 11 4 0
2016 MLS Sporting Kansas City 18 17 1546 1 0 3 1 1 7 14 17 52 7 5 4 0

2016 Game Log   Matt Besler
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2016-10Oct 23 MLS SJ * 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2016-10Oct 16 MLS @RSL * 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
2016-10Oct 2 MLS @NE   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 25 MLS @SJ   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 18 MLS LA * 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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August 20, 2016

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Besler (knee) is in the starting lineup Saturday against Vancouver

Besler has missed the last five matches with the injury, but he has finally recovered enough to make it back into the starting lineup. When healthy he is considered one of the best defenders in MLS making him valuable for fantasy.

August 11, 2016

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Besler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Dallas, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

Besler's absence could allow Lawrence Olum to continue starting, though Nuno Coehlo returned from his own injury last weekend.

July 22, 2016

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Besler injured his knee in practice this week and will miss the match against Seattle on Sunday as well as the upcoming MLS All-Star game, according to manager Peter Vermes.

Besler hasn't had a consistent role in the SKC back line this season, mostly due to his time spent with the national team and this injury doesn't help. Until he becomes an every week starter again, his fantasy value is minimal.

July 7, 2016

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Besler came off the bench to score the game winning goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over Columbus.

Besler returned from Copa America Centenario in fine fashion, scoring the game winner in just 36 minutes of action. Despite the late game heroics, it was only the third goal in 193 appearances for Besler. He could retake his starting center back role as early as Sunday against NYC FC.

May 2, 2016

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Besler earned an assist in the 1-1 draw with LA on Sunday.

The assist was Beslerís first of the season, and just his fourth in the last two. He delivered a long ball to Graham Zusi, who headed the ball to Brad Davis for the goal. Besler is known as one of the best defenders in MLS, but he does not offer much on offense limiting his fantasy potential in most formats.

April 13, 2016

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Besler (concussion) is available Wednesday against Colorado.

Besler has been out since suffering the injury during the last international break, but he returned to training this week, clearing him to play, though it's no guarantee he'll feature off the bench.

April 12, 2016

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Besler returned to training Monday after passing through concussion protocol, and he could play Wednesday against the Rapids, the KC Star reports.

Besler has been out since suffering the head injury while on international duty, but he could slot right back into the starting lineup, with SKC playing two games in four days.