At the top of the table this round was Salisbury United, scoring 137 points. That total was just four better than league-leading BL4CKnRED, whose overall lead is up to 75 points.

Positional Leaders
Brad Stuver (ATX, $7.5) kept two clean sheets on the way to a postion-leading 18 points, just ahead of Montreal’s Jonathan Sirois ($8.6), who did the same for 17 points. Kristijan Kahlina (CLT, $6.1) completed the top three with 15 points on a clean sheet and an assist. D.C.’s Tyler Miller ($8.0) scored 8 points.

A pair of Austin defenders sat atop the list, with Julio Cascante ($8.2) leading the position and all players with 29 points on two clean sheets, a goal, and two assists, while Nick Lima ($6.5) scored 24 points on two clean sheets and an assist. Kyle Duncan (NYR, $4.5) sat third with two assists, a clean sheet, and 21 points. The DCU defense was led by Derrick Williams ($6.1) and Pedro Santos ($7.6) with 14 points each, followed by Donovan Pines ($9.6) with 9, the pair of Andy Najar ($5.9) and Brendan Hines-Ike ($4.8) with 7, and Ruan ($6.8) with 1.

Diego Luna (RSL, $4.0) tallied a goal and three assists, leading the midfielders with 22 points. Trailing him were Luciano Acosta (CIN, $12.4) with 20 points on a goal and an assist, and Mateusz Bogusz (LA, $7.5) with 19 points on the same. The United midfield featured Mateusz Klich ($8.9) with 8 points, Lewis O’Brien ($7.2) with 5, and Chris Durkin ($7.1) with 4.

Amine Bassi (HOU, $8.3) put up a goal and two assists on the way to 16 points, leading the forwards. Just behind him was the 15-point duo of Alan Pulido (SKC, $8.4) and Fabian Herbers (CHI, $4.1), who each scored two goals. The D.C. forwards were led by Cristian Dajome ($4.0) with 7 points, followed by Christian Benteke ($8.7) with 5, and the duo of Taxi Fountas ($7.3) and Kristian Fletcher ($4.0) with 1.

Looking Ahead
Charlotte is on bye this round and everyone else plays just once. Roman Burki (STL, $8.7) looks good in goal vs. Colorado, and get Rodrigues (SJ, $9.8) in your backline vs. the Galaxy. I like Ryan Gauld (VAN, $10.2) in midfield at Kansas City, and it’s hard to argue against Alan Pulido at forward vs. Vancouver.


Blasian has followed soccer since the mid-90s, and D.C. United since 1996. Though he now lives in Seoul, South Korea, he follows MLS as closely as he can. He's a half-Korean and an adoptee, things about which he's happy to talk to you if you cross paths with him on Twitter or Instagram at @BlasianSays.

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