This round’s leader was Big Duke 6, who scored 109 points, just edging out their nearest competitor by 3 points. At the top of the table, BL4CKnRED extended the overall lead to 14 points.
Vancouver’s Yohei Takoaka ($7.7) saved a penalty on the way to keeping a clean sheet, scoring 13 points to lead the position. Behind him were Jonathan Sirois (MTL, $5.5), who scored 11 points on a clean sheeet, and Maarten Paes (DAL, $8.1), who scored 10 points on the same. For DCU, Tyler Miller ($7.8) scored 8 points.
Antonio Carlos (ORL, $6.3) paired a clean sheet with an assist, scoring 13 points to lead the defenders. Close behind was the 12-point pair of Julian Gressel (VAN, $11.2), who kept a clean sheet, and Richie Laryea (TOR, $9.2), who paired his clean sheet with an assist. The D.C. defense was led by Donovan Pines ($8.0) with 10 points, followed by the pair of Andy Najar ($4.9) and Pedro Santos ($7.1) with 9 points, Jacob Greene ($5.4) with 7 points, and both Steven Birnbaum ($7.1) and Derrick Williams ($5.5) with 1 point.
Mathieu Choiniere (MTL, $6.9) put up a goal, an assist, and 15 points, leading the midfielders and all players. Trailing him was the 11-point pair of Thiago Almada (ATL, $13.0), who scored a goal, and Hany Mukhtar (NSH, $11.8), who had a pair of assists. For United, Victor Palsson ($6.7) and Lewis O’Brien ($7.3) led the midfield with 6 points each, followed by Russell Canouse ($6.2) with 5, Ted Ku-Dipietro ($4.1) with 4, Mateus Klich ($8.6) with 3, and Chris Durkin ($5.6) with 1.
Miami’s Leonardo Campana ($7.7) led the forwards with two goals and 12 points, just ahead of Ercan Kara (ORL, $7.5), who scored 11 points on a goal and assist. Tied for third were Emiliano Rigoni (ATX, $6.0) and D.C.’s Taxi Fountas ($7.2), who each scored a goal and 10 points. D.C.’s remaining scoring forward was Christian Benteke ($8.6) with 7 points.
I’m letting it ride with Yohei Takaoka and his four consecutive clean sheets vs. Minnesota, and I’m saving some money with Antonio Carlos in defense at Montreal. Hany Mukhtar is a great midfield option vs. Chicago, and Jordan Morris (SEA, $9.7) looks great at forward vs. Kansas City.