A total of 108 points topped the league this round, with BL4CKnRED setting the pace. GSFC still leads the league by just five points.
There was a three-way tie on 10 points for the positional lead this round, with Joe Willis (NSH, $9.2), Andre Blake (PHI, $6.5), and Patrick Schulte (CLB, $4.8) all keeping a clean sheet. DCU’s Tyler Miller ($6.0) narrowly missed out with 9 points.
Vancouver’s Ali Ahmed ($4.2) had scored three points all year, but this round he put together a goal, an assist, and clean sheet for 20 points, leading the defenders and all players. Fellow Whitecaps defender Javain Brown ($5.8) had a clean sheet and two assists for 16 points, the same as Yerson Mosquera (CIN, $8.5), who paired a clean sheet with a goal. The D.C. defense featured Ruan ($5.8), Jacob Greene ($4.6), and Donovan Pines ($6.0) with 9 points each; followed by Steven Birnbaum ($6.0) with 8 points, and Hayden Sargis ($4.0) with 1.
Columbus teammates Lucas Zelarayan ($10.7) and Aidan Morris ($8.5) shared the midfield lead with 16 points, with the former pairing a goal and an assist, and the latter scoring twice. Cristian Espinoza (SJ, $11.0) rounded out the top three with two goals and 14 points. The United midfield scorers were Mateusz Klich ($9.2), Chris Durkin ($6.8), Victor Palsson ($6.7), and Yamil Asad ($5.5) with 3 points each; and Ted Ku-Dipietro ($4.9) with 1.
Simon Becher (VAN, $5.9) led the forwards with two goals, an assist, and 18 points. Trailing him were Luis Amarilla (MIN, $7.8), who scored 10 points on one goal, and Brian White (VAN, $6.8), with a goal and 9 points. For DCU, there was Christian Benteke ($8.8) and Taxi Fountas ($7.3) with 3 points, and Kristian Fletcher ($4.6) with 1.
Orlando is on bye this round, and everyone else plays once. I like John Pulskamp (SKC, $7.1) as a budget option in goal vs. Colorado, and Diego Palacios (LA, $7.6) in defense vs. ATX. Lucas Zelarayan looks good in midfield @ DCU, and Jordan Morris (SEA, $10.1) is hard to pass up at forward vs. St. Louis.