This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.
Barreling towards Week 2, we once again have three separate MLS slates and a lot to unpack from the opening weekend. Here, we'll focus on the Saturday night set of four matches.
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Both of these sides lost their opening matches on the road, however, only one's performance could be described as dismal: Montreal's. The Impact mustered just a 0.1 expected goal total, one of the lowest in recent seasons, and their star player Ignacio Piatti was held very quiet by a rookie fullback, albeit one who projects to have a great season.
Seattle's defense was given some trouble by Houston's quick front three, but they bounced back to have a commanding second half that came up just short. Montreal have speed up top as well. Another matchup to watch is Seattle's exemplary midfield versus Montreal's old midfielders who don't quite look up to speed yet this season. Montreal are the home team, but a lot of signals are pointing to Seattle being the team putting the pressure on in this one, while the Impact sit back and try to strike on the counter.