A tally of 69 points led the way this week, with Parke the Bus the beneficiary. Leading the way and wearing the armband was Toronto's Jermain Defoe ($10.8), who scored his team's only goal in defeating DCU on his way to 14 points. Colorado's Vicente Sanchez ($7.5) scored 11 points, aided by drawing a penalty and scoring, and Stefan Frei ($5.1) earned a clean sheet and 7 points. In It Toux Wynne It increased their overall lead in the table.
Stefan Frei's 9 points were equaled by Vancouver's David Ousted ($5.5), with a clean sheet of his own, to share the goalkeeper lead this week. Both Bobby Shuttleworth (NE, $5.0) and John Berner (COL, $4.0) earned clean sheets and 8 points. D.C.'s Bill Hamid ($4.9) tallied 4 points.
Five defenders tied for the positional lead with 9 points, and each of them notched a clean sheet in the process: Jose Goncalves (NE, $9.4), Chad Marshall (SEA, $8.5), Ike Opara (SKC, $6.9), Doneil Henry (TOR, $6.5), and Andy O'Brien (VAN, $7.5). Among United defenders, Bobby Boswell ($7.9) and Christian Fernandez ($6.4) scored 4 points, and Sean Franklin ($7.8) and Jeff Parke ($6.8) scored 3 points.
Columbus' Bernardo Anor ($6.0) scored two goals, on his way to 12 points and the overall lead for the round. He bested Jeff Larentowicz (CHI, $7.1) with his goal and 9 points. Three players finished tied for third with 8 points: Will Trapp (CLB, $6.0) with an assist, Dax McCarty (NY, $8.0) with a goal, and Sebastien Le Toux (PHI, $8.6) with an assist. DCU midfielders were led by Nick DeLeon ($6.9) and his 4 points. Perry Kitchen ($6.4) and Luis Silva ($7.3) followed with 3 points, and Davy Arnaud ($7.0) and Kyle Porter ($4.9) scored 1 point.
Vicente Sanchez led all forwards with his 11 points. Six players tied for second with 7 points: Defoe, Deshorn Brown (COL, $8.4), Robbie Keane (LA, $10.8), Obafemi Martins (SEA, $9.4), Dom Dwyer (SKC, $8.0), and Harrison Shipp (CHI, $5.5) -- each of whom scored a goal except Shipp, who contributed an assist. Brown missed a penalty. For United, Eddie Johnson ($9.8) and Javier Espindola ($8.2) each scored 2 points, and Conor Doyle ($6.5) scored 1.
LA is on bye this week, so sit those guys. Since United hasn't proven that they know where the goal is, I'm in on Sean Johnson (CHI, $5.0, 12 points) as the goalkeeper this week as the Fire come to RFK. In defense, take a low money risk with Shaun Francis (SJ, $5.5, 6 points), at home against goalless New England. In midfield, have a look at Mauro Diaz (DAL, $7.7, 20 points), since they're hosting the Donovan Ricketts-less Portland Timbers. Lastly, Erick Torres (CHV, $8.1, 24 points) doesn't have a great matchup at NY, but he has a goal in each of his first three games, so think about riding the hot hand.
Everyone's Adding: GK - Frei (19 points, +256), D - Dylan Remick (SEA, $4.4, 17 points, +529), M - Leonardo Fernandes (PHI, $4.7, 15 points, +767), F - Jermain Defoe (20 points, +517)
Everyone's Dropping: GK - Donovan Ricketts (POR, $6.0, 10 points, -620), D - Bobby Burling (CHV, $5.3, 11 points, -214), M - Diego Fagundez (NE, $8.0, 10 points, -273), F - Joao Plata (RSL, $7.4, 25 points, -454)