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Best lineup strategy for Orlando City-Philadelphia Union Showdown

Can Chris Mueller continue to dominate in the MLS is Back Tournament?

Orlando City forward Nani and Orlando City forward Chris Mueller celebrate the first goal of the game during the MLS Preseason soccer match between the Orlando City SC and KR Reykjavik on February 18, 2020, at Explorer Stadium in Orlando, FL. Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Orlando City and Philadelphia Union are set to face off Monday at 8 p.m. ET in the MLS is Back Tournament. DraftKings has DFS available for the game, and we go over the best Showdown strategies for the match below. Set your lineups here.

Captain’s Picks

Orlando City has looked dominant in the two tournament games it’s played so far. Christian Mueller ($12,300) and Nani ($16,200) are leading the way as top captain candidates. Mueller has been ridiculous and has scored on a third of his shots this season. He followed up his first tournament game with a brace in his last appearance. Nani hasn’t looked as threatening as a goal scorer, but he’s been more of a threat as a passer. He notched an assist in his first game tournament and assisted three shots in his second outing. However, I’d give the edge to Mueller because of his relentless attack

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Ruan ($6,600) has been very involved in the attack at right back and has sent in a steady flow of crosses into the box. He should remain aggressive against Philadelphia and get forward to send create chances for his team. Both he and Joao Moutinho ($5,600) registered assists in Orlando City’s last match. Moutinho could have similar upside if he continues to contribute on set pieces.

Kai Wagner ($6,200) might be the most impactful defender in this one. While expecting a second goal from the left back is a little optimistic, his floor is high because of his passing ability. Jamiro Monteiro is the only current Philadelphia Union player who had more assists than Wagner’s eight last year. Wagner should also be busy with Orlando City’e talented attack.