Meanwhile, back in Major League Soccer

While the Premier League fantasy season is heading towards its dénouement, domestically, Major League Soccer fantasy is just hitting it's groove. I had a TERRIBLE week overseas, but a top-15 week in MLS did ease the pain a little bit. Cold comfort, but comfort none-the-less.

The bright spot in my line-up over the last two weeks has been Chicago Fire midfielder Marco Pappa. I remember him coming in late last season and playing well. But this year he's taken it to a new level. Two goals and two assists over his last three matches have helped Chicago cope without Cuauhtémoc Blanco, who is coming back from a pre-season injury. It will be interesting to see how both players combine when Blanco is starting and likely hogging all the limelight and kicks.

Otherwise, my team got goals from Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Brian McBride and Dwayne DeRosario. Robbie Findley and Chris Pontius chipped in with assists, and Omar "OG" Gonzalez and Pat Onstad kept clean sheets.

MLS fantasy is a crazy, unsatisfying game. But I had to comment on it really as tonic for my overseas woes.