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Win an authentic Rapids jersey in the Burgundy Wave fantasy league

Deadline to enter: March 11, 2017 2:00 PM MST (Second round of MLS play)

Background

Last year we had a fantasy league which was fun but there wasn't enough smack-talkin' and braggin' on BW. Part of the challenge in a classic league format is that if you join late or have a few off-weeks, you're toast. So, we're going to try a head-to-head league with 4 weeks of knock-out rounds to crown the Burgundy Wave Fantasy King!

First Place

This year, I thought it would be fun to offer a prize. So, I'm ponying up for an AUTHENTIC Rapids away jersey to the league winner. If you're in Denver and you are the last person standing, you can claim your jersey from me in exchange for an adult beverage. If you don't live near here, I am happy to ship it to you.

Rapids Jersey

First place winner gets this awesome Rapids 2017 away jersey

How to join

If you are not sure about playing or haven't played in a fantasy sports league, check out Fantasy Soccer 101.

  1. Go to http://fantasy.mlssoccer.com/
  2. Create an account (or link one of your social media)
  3. Pick your team
  4. Join the Burgundy Wave private league

Burgundy Wave Private League ID: 13626-2655

Notes for 2017 MLS Fantasy Competition

  • Unlimited weekly transfers
  • Automatic rosters - this is fun if you want to get started on a squad
  • Head-to-head league - this is a different league format than last year and should make things interesting (see below).
  • If you select Colorado Rapids as your favorite team, you'll be entered into the 'Colorado Rapids' public league - a classic league separate from Burgundy Wave.

Volunteers Needed

I would appreciate help from a few volunteers to write a (short) weekly recap of the results as a fanpost on Burgundy Wave. If we have 3 volunteers then we can create a schedule. So a volunteer would only have to write 1 post per month. It should be doable. Leave a comment below to volunteer.

Head-to-Head scoring

In a league with head-to-head scoring, every team plays a match against another team in the league each Round. The match result is based on the Round score of each team minus any transfer points spent preparing for the Round.

The Head-to-Head schedule is generated when round 2 starts. Once the schedule has been generated the league is locked and teams will not be able to join or leave.

Get the word out!

Please help me promote this to the Rapids supporters!

We won't start until the second round of MLS play so people can join until March 11th at 12:00 PM MST.

Another genius post from a Burgundy Wave reader! Remember that this was written by a fan, not an official Burgundy Wave writer, and the content of this post might not necessarily be an official opinion of this blog's management.