MLS Fantasy 2014: Graham Zusi Is Definitely Worth Drafting

Sporting KC Midfielder Graham Zusi

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Scoring just three points less than what he did in 2012, Graham Zusi was one of the top scorers in MLS Fantasy Soccer in 2013 with 205 total points, following his stellar 208-point performance in 2012. Statistically speaking, Zusi scored six goals and registered eight assists, helping lead the way for Sporting Kansas City‘s deep playoff push and eventual MLS Cup Championship win against Real Salt Lake.

Zusi has become a household name in MLS after another successful and brilliant season with Sporting KC. Because of how well he has played, he has earned the right to be one of the most expensive/valuable players in MLS Fantasy Manager this year. Costing a cool $11.0 million, Zusi is tied for being the league’s most expensive player alongside other class-act midfielders like Landon Donovan, Javier Morales, Will Johnson, Brad Davis and Tim Cahill. Each player is incredibly important to their respective club, just like Zusi.

MLS Fantasy experts have debated since the 2014 offseason started on whether or not Zusi was the right player to build a fantasy squad around. News flash, Zusi is the perfect player to build a championship squad around. Yes, he does run a hefty price, but it is worth every penny.

The potential of drafting both Zusi and another two $10-11 million players to build around is a smart move. If you consider this move, pairing Zusi alongside players like Donovan or Johnson and grabbing top-flight defenders like Omar Gonzalez or Jose Goncalvez will ensure your fantasy team will be racking in the points like crazy.

Overall, Zusi should be the first name on your team sheet if you are looking to build your team around a player who will continuously score top-notch points, you know who to draft.

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Baxter Colburn is an MLS writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Baxstar20, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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