For the second week running, Big Duke 6 led the round, this time with 107 points. At the top of the overall table, BL4CKnRED saw their lead shrink to 5 points.
A quartet of goalkeepers kept clean sheets on the way to 9 points, with Jonathan Sirois (MTL, $6.0), Steve Clark (HOU, $8.5), Zac MacMath (RSL, $7.3), and Joe Willis (NSH, $9.4) all splitting the positional lead. For DCU, Tyler Miller ($7.8) scored 2 points.
New England’s DeJuan Jones ($9.4), with a goal and a clean sheet, led the defenders with 14 points. Trailing him were Alvaro Barreal (CIN, $11.4), with 13 points on a goal and a clean sheet, and Aaron Herrera (MTL, $6.5), with 12 points on a clean sheet and an assist. The scoring United defenders were Ruan ($7.2) with 4 points, Derrick Williams ($5.3) with 3, and Donovan Pines ($8.5) with 2.
It should come as no surprise that a player with a clean sheet led his position and all scorers, and Hany Mukhtar’s (NSH, $12.3) 21 points did just that. Off the pace were Connor Ronan (COL, $9.0) with 15 points on three assists, and Cristian Espinoza (SJ, $13.5) with 13 points on two goals. For D.C., Victor Palsson ($7.0) and Russell Canouse ($6.3) scored 4 points; followed by Mateusz Klich ($8.3) and Lewis O’Brien ($7.2) with 3; and the trio of Ted Ku-Dipietro ($4.0), Yamil Asad ($4.7) and Chris Durkin ($5.1) with 1.
The trio of Enzo Copetti (CLT, $6.6), Brian White (VAN, $7.2), and Josef Martinez (MIA, $6.4) scored two goals each and 11 points, sharing the positional lead. United’s forwards were led by Taxi Fountas ($7.7) with 8 points, ahead of Christian Benteke ($8.6) with 3, and Cristian Dajome ($4.4) with 1
Cincinnati is on bye this round, and everyone else plays once. Dayne St. Clair (MIN, $7.1) is an interesting option in goal at Kansas City, and Brooks Lennon (ATL, $9.9) looks good in defense vs. Charlotte. Get Lucas Zelarayan (CLB, $11.9) back in your team in midfield vs. Orlando, and I like Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ, $9.8) at forward at the Galaxy.