It's been 22 days since I left the True North and drove 14 hours to Seattle for fun in the States along the coast and with the Seattle Sounders this past Saturday after a long Women's World Cup Canada 2015 above the 49th parallel. For those that don't know me well, I had the opportunity to work for Canada Soccer and the Women's World Cup in my hometown of Edmonton. It was a long month, but by far the best experience of my life as a Canadian to be able to help grow the sport I love in Canada. During the time I was gone, almost 150 Dynamo Theory posts went live without me, and let's just say I'm excited to be back. I am super grateful to still have a spot here alongside some great writers, so thank you.
How did your team fare this week? Word around MLS Fantasy is that some people did pretty good thanks to the help of the true north strong and free in Vancouver Whitecaps defender Pa-Modou Kah with 19 points and the Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti with 15 points. The future of Orlando City and the Canadian Men's National Team Cyle Larin -- along with five other players -- rounded out the top three with 12 points. I got to watch Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders in person collectively lay an egg against the Vancouver Whitecaps, which wasn't good for any managers who thought Dempsey's run of seven goals in six games during the Gold Cup would translate over to league play where the Sounders have been noticeably struggling with the absence of some key players, including Obafemi Martins.
After that incredible round, managers will be looking for more points from four teams who entertain double gameweeks: Montreal, NYRB, Orlando, and Toronto FC. After a brace against Columbus to push him to 12 goals in 15 games, it would be unwise to keep Cyle Larin of Orlando out of your starting XI. The kid's got five goals in two games. Enough said. Giovinco, despite being subbed off at half-time, will hopefully be back to form against Orlando.
Montreal's defence, most notably Laurent Ciman, have two home games in their double gameweek, so you couldn't be worse for wear picking up some of these studs.
Good luck, and it's good to be back.