This was a low-scoring round, as Cathedral SC was the only team to top 60 points, with a total of 68. Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $11.0) led with 14 points on a goal and an assist. Bill Hamid (DCU, $6.2) earned a clean sheet on the way to 9 points, while David Villa (NYC, $12.0) scored a goal and 8 points. !BL4CKnRED-2014Champ holds a 20-point overall lead.
Bill Hamid’s 9 points were good enough to share the lead with Luis Robles (NYR, $6.3), who earned his own clean sheet. A trio of players posted clean sheets for a third-place tie on 8 points — Steve Clark (CLB, $5.7), Tyler Deric (HOU, $5.2), and Clint Irwin (TOR, $5.7.)
Drew Moor (TOR, $7.7) paired a clean sheet with a goal for 15 points and both the positional and overall lead. Teammate Erik Zavaleta assisted Moor’s goal and added his own clean sheet for 12 points, while Portland’s Jermaine Taylor ($6.4) posted an assist and 9 points. For United, Bobby Boswell ($8.3) and Kofi Opare ($5.6) led with 7 points each, followed by Sean Franklin ($8.2) and Taylor Kemp ($8.0) with 6 each, and Jalen Robinson ($4.5) appeared with 1 point.
Mike Grella (NYR, $8.3) and Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $11.0) each scored 14 points and tied for the midfield lead — Grella scored twice, and Feilhaber scored once and added an assist. Shea Salinas (SJ, $8.8) scored a goal and assisted on another for 10 points. United’s midfield was led by Marcelo Sarvas ($7.2) with 7 points, followed by Jared Jeffrey ($5.5) and Rob Vincent ($6.0) with 4, Lamar Neagle ($7.8) with 3, Nick DeLeon ($5.5) with 2, and Julian Buescher ($5.5) with 1.
Real Salt Lake duo Juan Martinez ($8.9) and Yura Movsisyan ($8.8) shared the positional lead with 10 points, each of them scoring a goal. David Villa’s 8 points were equaled by Kevin Doyle (COL, $7.8), who scored a goal. Luciano Acosta ($8.6) scored 3 points for D.C., followed by Alhaji Kamara ($8.5) with 1.
Four teams play twice this week — LA, NYR, PHI, RSL. Everyone else plays once, and games start on Wednesday. Andre Blake (PHI, $5.0) is your man in goal, with home games against Chicago and Vancouver. In defense, Daniel Steres (LA, $5.1) faces Colorado at home and San Jose away. Mike Grella is worth a look in the midfield @ RSL and @ Columbus. Lastly, try on Joao Plata (RSL, $9.5) at home for the Red Bulls and @ Dallas.