We have a change at the top of the table! BL4CKnRED used a round-leading score of 107 points to take over the league lead, establishing a margin of 7 points.
Five men scored 9 points to share the positional lead, and each had a clean sheet along the way — Steve Clark (HOU, $8.0), Stefan Frei (SEA, $8.5), Jonathans Klinsmann (LAG, $6.6) and Sirois (MTL, $5.0), and George Marks (CLT, $6.0). For DCU, Tyler Miller ($7.3) scored 5 points.
A 14-point pair led the defenders this round, as Alex Roldan ($9.0) tallied a clean sheet and an assist, and Daniel Steres (HOU, $7.8) paired a goal with a clean sheet. Jalen Neal (LAG, $7.9) rounded out the top three with a clean sheet and 12 points. The D.C. defense was led by Donovan Pines ($7.5) with 10 points, followed by Steven Birnbaum ($7.3) and Ruan ($7.1) with 5, Pedro Santos ($6.6) with 4, and Andy Najar ($4.4) with 1.
Riqui Puig (LAG, $8.8) paired a goal with an assist on the way to 15 points, sharing the positional lead with Jonathan Osorio (TOR, $9.0), who had two assists. Santi Rodriguez (NY, $8.2) was third with 12 points on two goals. Mateusz Klich ($8.7) led the United midfield with 8 points, followed by Victor Palsson ($6.3) with 6, the pair of Russell Canouse ($6.1) and Lewis O’Brien ($7.2) with 2, and the trio of Chris Durkin ($6.0), Yamil Asad ($5.2), and Jackson Hopkins ($4.5) with 1.
Philadelphia’s Mikael Uhre ($7.5) led the forwards and all players with 18 points on the strength of a hat trick. Behind him was Sergio Santos (CIN, $6.4) with 15 points on a goal and an assist, and Giacomo Vrioni (NE, $7.1) with two goals and 13 points. For DCU, it was Christian Benteke ($8.1) with 8 points, and Taxi Fountas ($6.7) with 7.
Houston, Philadelphia, and LAFC are on bye this round, and everyone else plays once. Yohei Takaoka (VAN, $7.2) looks good in goal vs. Colorado, and Mohamed Farsi (CLB, $7.8) is a good option in defense vs. Miami. Riqui Puig looks intriguing in midfield at Orlando, and Jordan Morris (SEA, $10.1) is your forward at the joint-worst defense in MLS, Real Salt Lake.