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Matt Besler

29-Year-Old Defender     Sporting Kansas City  MLS


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STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  7/31/2016
Birthdate:  February 11, 1987    Birthplace:  Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Nationality:  USA    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Besler Contract Information:

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

July 22, 2016    Matt Besler News

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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.

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 12 11 1006 1 0 2 1 0 5 13 13 35 2 2 3 0

2016 Game Log   Matt Besler
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Date League OPP ST MIN G A S SOG CRO FS FC TKL INT BLK CS PKG PKM YC RC
2016-7Jul 17 MLS @COL   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-7Jul 14 MLS @CHI * 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-7Jul 11 MLS NYC   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-7Jul 4 MLS CLB   36 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016-5May 22 MLS RSL * 85 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Matt Besler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 7, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

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

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

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

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

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.

April 6, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Besler (concussion) will miss Saturday's game against the Red Bulls, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

This will be the second straight game Besler misses due to the concussion. Kevin Ellis will likely remain in the starting role, until Besler can pass the concussion protocol.

March 31, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Besler (concussion) will not play Saturday against Sporting KC, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

Besler suffered the concussion in training with the U.S. Men's National Team, and he has been unable to fully train, which is why he'll sit out again. On the plus side for SKC, Salt Lake is missing a number of attacking players, which lessens the blow of Besler's absence.

March 29, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Besler (concussion) was unable to train Tuesday and is unlikely to play Saturday against Real Salt Lake, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

Besler suffered the head injury while training with the U.S. Men's National Team last week, which ruled him out for their two World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala. His inability to train this week would surely force him to miss Saturday's match, leaving a big hole in SKC's defense.