This week's leading scorer was C.A. Machete with 79 points. Federico Higuain (CLB, $9.6M) wore the captain's armband and scored 20 points, aided by a goal. Portland's Rodney Wallace ($5.4M) assisted on 3 Timbers goals on his way to 17 points, and D.C. United's Bill Hamid ($4.8M) kept a clean sheet on his way to 10 points. There were no changes in the top 7, so Stallions FC maintains the overall lead.
Bill Hamid's 10 points led all goalkeepers and was tied for fourth overall. Behind him, Tally Hall (HOU, $5.8M) had 9 points, and both Nick Rimando (RSL, $6.3M) and Joe Bendik (TOR, $4.5M) tied with 8 points.
Rodney Wallace's 17 points led all scorers by 5 points. Sheanon Williams (PHI, $4.7M) was second with 12 points, and Houston's Corey Ashe ($4.9M) and RSL's Nat Borchers ($5.3M) tied with 9 points. For D.C. United, Daniel Woolard ($3.9M) led with 8 points, newcomer Alain Rochat ($5.1M) scored 7, and Chris Korb ($4.2M) had 6. Conor Shanosky ($3.9M) scored 3 after replacing an injured Ethan White ($4.2M), who left after scoring 1 point, which was equaled by Taylor Kemp ($4.3M).
RSL's Kyle Beckerman ($8.4M) scored once on the way to 10 points and the positional lead. Behind him, both Joel Lindpere (CHI, $7.7M) and Chris Pontius (DCU, $8.1M) scored 9 points. The rest of the United midfield was represented by Perry Kitchen ($5.6M) with 5 points, Nick DeLeon ($7.4M) with 4, John Thorrington ($5.3M) with 3, and Kyle Porter ($4.8M) with 2.
Philadelphia's Conor Casey ($7.9M) scored a brace in 73 minutes for 12 points. Not far behind were the aforementioned Higuain, and Kansas City's Kei Kamara ($9.2M), who scored 8 points. For DC, Casey Townsend ($5.6M) who scored 2 points, and Lionard Pajoy ($7.6M) who scored 1.
Three teams (CHI, POR, SEA) are on bye, and all other teams play once. Get your New England guys back in, especially goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth ($5.1M, 74 points) and defender Jose Goncalves ($6.4M, 95 points), because they're playing @Chivas. RSL's playing @Toronto, and if you can't afford Kyle Beckerman, Ned Grabavoy's ($7.3M, 68 points) available for $1.1M less while scoring 38 points in his last 5 matches. Two clean sheets in three matches isn't really enough to make me think a team's stripes are changed, so Vancouver teammates Kenny Miller ($7.8M, 43 points) and Camilo Sanvezzo ($8.0M, 76 points) are pretty affordable, and Camilo's the 2nd leading scoring forward overall. If you're super excited about DCU scoring points in 2 of 3 matches, Hamid and Perry Kitchen are the ones to play, but keep in mind that Kitchen is not as affected by conceding goals as Hamid, and he has averaged just over 4 points per game over the last 5.