A majority of Major League Soccer just recently wrapped up a midweek slate of games on Wednesday, but the schedule isn't slowing down with a six-match slate flooding DraftKings with Saturday MLS action.
One local derby graces the schedule as the Los Angeles Galaxy host the nearby San Jose Earthquakes, but there are also two inter-conference matchups to up the intrigue even further. For DraftKings prominence, take a close look at these value picks.
|Top MLS Player Picks for Saturday, June 27|
|F||Octavio Rivero||New England||11.7||$9,100|
|M||Michael Bradley||D.C. United||6.9||$6,300|
|D||Waylon Francis||Real Salt Lake||6.9||$4,400|
|GK||Jaime Penedo||San Jose||8.9||$4,700|
F: Octavio Rivero, Vancouver ($9,100) and Krisztian Nemeth, Kansas City ($6,500)
Octavio Rivero is worth every penny of the $9,100 salary that should constitute your most expensive pick of Saturday's slate. His Vancouver side faces a New England Revolution squad that has conceded 14 goals in their last eight games—with just one win in that span. Rivero and Vancouver didn't play in the midweek, keeping him fresh for Saturday.
In his last 90-minute outing, Krisztian Nemeth dominated Dallas with a goal and an assist for 26 DK points. Having surpassed 14 points in five of his last 10 appearances and facing a Colorado squad with one win in its last eight matches, Nemeth should feast again.
M: Michael Bradley, Toronto ($6,300) and Diego Fagundez, New England ($5,500)
Michael Bradley is taking his ridiculous form for his United States national team and carrying it over to the MLS, coming off a goal and an assist performance Wednesday against Montreal. His dependability in the midfield promises to produce offensive numbers once again versus D.C. United.
Diego Fagundez has just one combined DK point in his last two appearances, but don't let that fool you—in each of his last two starts, he's produced a goal and at least 14 DK points. After starting both of New England's last two games on the bench, he's good for a start Saturday against Vancouver.
D: Waylon Francis, Columbus Crew ($4,400) and Fabinho, Philadelphia Union ($4,200)
The Columbus Crew are tied for the most goals conceded over the last eight games, but it's not because of Waylon Francis, who notched an assist on 16 DK points the last time out against New England. One of the Crew's most dependable offensive creators, Francis will produce much more than the average defender.
Fabinho hasn't exactly been lighting up the stat sheet for Philadelphia, with just two assists on the season. But he's proving consistent in DK play with more than six points per game and could have some chances against a Montreal side that has struggled defensively of late.
GK: Jaime Penedo, Los Angeles Galaxy ($4,700)
Any way you slice it, Jaime Penedo is in for a big performance in the Los Angeles Galaxy net Saturday. His individual form suggests prominence, as he's given up one goal in his last two games—both wins—along with five combined saves. Penedo also faces a San Jose Earthquakes side struggling to score goals, with just nine in their last eight contests.
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