The rich got richer this round, as BL4CKnRED put up an astounding 224 points, leading the round and extending their overall league lead to 73 points.
San Jose’s Daniel ($6.2) kept two clean sheets and saved a penalty on the way to 24 points, leading the goalkeepers. Well behind him were Andre Blake (PHI, $8.1), with two clean sheets and 16 points, and Carlos Coronel (NYR, $6.9), who scored 14 points on a saved penalty and a clean sheet. DCU’s Tyler Miller ($8.4) scored 7 points.
Kai Wagner (PHI, $10.1) racked up 23 points on two clean sheets, leading the defenders ahead of Rodrigues (SJ, $8.8) with 22 points on two clean sheets and an assist. Julio Cascante (ATX, $7.3) came in third with 20 points on a goal and two assists. The D.C. defense was led by Donovan Pines ($9.8) with 19 points, followed by Andy Najar ($5.7) with 11, Pedro Santos ($7.4) with 10, both Steven Birnbaum ($7.0) and Derrick Williams ($5.9) with 5, and Jacob Greene ($4.4) with 1.
Lucas Zelarayan (CLB, $12.7) scored 29 points on a goal and four assists, leading the midfielders and all players. In his dust were Carles Gil (NE, $11.5) with 21 points on two goals, and Ryan Gauld (VAN, $9.2) with 19 points on two goals and an assist. United’s midfield featured Mateusz Klich ($9.7) with 13 points, the pair of Victor Palsson ($7.1) and Chris Durkin ($5.6) with 11, Ted Ku-Dipietro ($4.7) with 9, Lewis O’Brien ($7.1) with 4, and Yamil Asad ($4.0) with 1.
Cucho Hernandez (CLB, $10.8) led the forwards with two goals, an assist, and 21 points, ahead of the 17-point pair of Julian Carranza (PHI, $11.0) with two goals, and Christian Ramirez (CLB, $6.4) with two goals and an assist. D.C.’s scoring forwards were Christian Benteke ($10.0) with 12 point, Taxi Fountas ($7.1) with 4, and Cristian Dajome ($4.0) with 1.
The Red Bulls are on bye while Atlanta and LAFC play twice, so of course get your Thiago Almadas and Denis Bouangas in. Otherwise I like Joe Willis (NSH, $8.4) in goal at Toronto, and Kai Wagner in defense at San Jose. In midfield it’s Luciano Acosta (CIN, $11.4) at Vancouver, and Daniel Salloi (SKC, $8.2) at forward vs. Austin.