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MLS Golden Boot: The Race is on
The 2021 MLS season is set to begin April 16 with 27 teams divided into both the Eastern Conference (14 teams) and the Western Conference (13 teams). And while there are candidates to win the MLS Cup Playoffs on both conferences, arguably one of the most entertaining races will be which player will win the Golden Boot title. Here at BetQL we present you three popular picks to end the 2021 MLS season as the league’s leading scorer. The safe pick: Carlos Vela - Los Angeles FC Honestly, either Carlos Vela or Diego Rossi could fit here. Vela was the league’s top scorer during the 2019 campaign w...
How Has the MLS Stacked up in the CONCACAF Champions League?
MLS teams recap in CONCACAF Champions League The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League kicked off this week and five MLS teams took part in the Round of 16. The results were incredibly positive for most franchises, as three came away with road victories while the other two escaped with valuable results while playing in complicated scenarios. On to the weekly recap for the first leg of the CCL Round of 16. Marathon 2 - 2 Portland Timbers The Timbers were the first MLS team to play in the CCL Round of 16 and played a tough matchup against one of the biggest teams in Honduras, Marathon. Portland scored...
Gauging MLS Over/Under Goal Totals For 2020
Last season's campaign saw the Seattle Sounders defeat Toronto FC for the title. The Los Angeles FC led the Western Conference with 3.58 goals per contest, but the San Jose Earthquakes scored over 2.5 goals in 26-of-34 regular-season matches. Minnesota United was the only team in the West that finished 50 percent of their games with less than three goals. The Montreal Impact led the Eastern Conference with 25-of-34 matches going over three goals. DC United, Columbus Crew, and Orlando City each scored less than three goals in over 50 percent of their matches last season. MLS Is Back The m...
Which Team Should Be Favored To Win The MLS Is Back Tournament?
Los Angeles FC (+500), Atlanta United (+750) and the Seattle Sounders (+850) are favorites to win the "MLS Is Back" tournament, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Atlanta will be without Josef Martinez for the foreseeable future, hampering their chances. The Philadelphia Union are an intriguing bet to win it all at +1400. They appear to have the tools to make a strong push and appear to be near full strength. Philadelphia's Alejandro Bedoya and Jamiro Monteiro are talented, underrated midfielders that get the Union going. Who Are The Favorites? According to FanDuel Sportsbook, there are th...
Keep An Eye On This NYCFC Player With The MLS Returning To Action
New York City FC will depend on Heber Araujo dos Santos to lead the offense in 2020. NYCFC's dos Santos managed to score 15 goals over 22 appearances in 2019, despite dealing with injuries in the second half. The 28-year-old averaged 0.86 goals per 90 minutes last season, ranking fourth-best in the league in the category. Unsung Leader On The Offensive When talking about New York City FC, everyone seems to focus the attention on players such as Alexander Ring, Valentin Castellanos, and star playmaker Maxi Moralez. Even Alexandru Mitrita and Ronald Matarrita are viewed as key members of the...
This Rivalry Is One To Watch During The MLS Tournament
Los Angeles FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy will face off this Saturday. LAFC are -143 to win, while the Galaxy are at +315. A tie would yield a payout of +330 as well. The Galaxy have a budding superstar in Cristian Pavon, but they've lost critical pieces along the way. LAFC suffered a major blow when reigning league MVP, Carlos Vela, announced that he wouldn't be joining the club for the MLS tournament. The Galaxy will be without Jonathan dos Santos, who is dealing with an injury. LAFC is -118 to win Group F, while the Galaxy are +300, per DraftKings. A Newer Rivalry The Los Angeles FC ...
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