With a total of 91 points, Thunderbolts led the league this week. Sebastien Le Toux (PHI, $8.7M) scored 20 points as vice captain, presumably because Chicago's Mike Magee was forced out at the 11th hour with an injury. Landon Donovan (LA, $10.1M) scored a hat trick on the way to 19 points, and Federico Higuain (CLB, $9.6) scored twice en route to 16 points. SGV Galaxy still reigns overall, with a 40 point lead.
Dan Kennedy's (CHV, $4.8M) saved penalty in the ejection-fest against Colorado helped him to 11 points and the positional lead. Vancouver's David Ousted ($4.5M) scored 10 points, and both Nick Rimando (RSL, $6.2M) and Jimmy Nielsen (SKC, $5.7M) tied with 9 points. For D.C., Bill Hamid ($4.8M) came in with 5 points.
Philadelphia's Fabio Alves Macedo (aka: Fabinho) (PHI, $5.0M) led all defenders with 13 points on the strength of a clean sheet and an assist. Three players tied for 2nd with 9 points -- Josh Williams (CLB, $5.2M), Chad Marshall (CLB, $5.9M), and Matt Hedges (DAL, $5.6M). United's Conor Shanosky ($3.9M) scored 5 points, Chris Korb ($4.0M) scored 3, James Riley ($4.5M) and Ethan White ($4.2M) scored 2, and Taylor Kemp (playing left midfielder) scored 1 point.
Landon Donovan's 19 points, in his first match since June 29th, led all midfielders and all scorers. Far behind was Nigel Reo-Coker (VAN, $7.0M) with 11 points, and Sebastien Le Toux's 10 points were good for third. DCU's Perry Kitchen ($5.6M) and Jared Jeffrey ($6.0M) tied for first on the team with 3 points. Collin Martin ($5.5M) came in with 2 points, and both Dwayne De Rosario ($9.3M) and Kyle Porter ($4.7M) showed up with 1 point.
Federico Higuain's 16 points led all forwards. Kei Kamara (SKC, $8.9M) scored 13 points, and both Blas Perez (DAL, $9.0M) and Conor Casey (PHI, $7.8M) scored 12. For United, Conor Doyle ($6.9M) scored 3 points, and Michael Seaton's ($5.3M) MLS debut led to 1 point.
Chivas USA is on bye, so bench all those Goats players that I'm sure you have. Montreal has not been performing well since their loss at DCU, but there's a good chance they get back on track at home against the Black and Red, so look that way, especially Troy Perkins ($5.0M, 107 points.) In defense, think about taking a shot with Josh Williams (CLB, $5.2M, 101 points). In midfield, Toronto's Jonathan Osorio ($5.5M, 67 points) has scored 29 points in 5 matches. Columbus is playing Toronto. Lastly, at forward, you have to pay for production, so Alvaro Saborio (RSL, $10.0M, 71 points) and Kei Kamara are hot right now. Saborio is at LA, and Kamara is at San Jose.