Overall it wasn’t a particularly high-scoring round, but MLS Muppets led everyone with 83 points. Justin Morrow (TOR, $6.6) led the team with a goal, a clean sheet, and 15 points. Matt Hedges (DAL, $7.2) posted a clean sheet and 12 points, while Julian Gressel (ATL, $4.4) tallied two assists and 10 points. The 83-point round cut into !BL4CKnRED’s lead at the top of the league, which is down to 57 points.
Bobby Shuttleworth (MIN, $5.2) posted a clean sheet and 11 points to lead the goalkeepers, while D.C.’s Bill Hamid followed closely with a clean sheet and 10 points. In third, a trio of clean sheet keepers tied with 9 points -- Tyler Deric (HOU, $5.0), Stefan Frei (SEA, $6.1), and Alex Bono (TOR, $5.0).
Justin Morrow’s 15 points led all defenders and all players. Kortne Ford (COL, $4.6) paired a goal with a clean sheet for 14 points, while Chad
Morris Marsall (SEA, $6.0) had an assist and a clean sheet for 13 points. The DCU defense was led by both Steve Birnbaum ($5.8) and Taylor Kemp ($5.6) with 9 points, followed by Kofi Opare ($4.3) and Chris Korb ($4.5) with 7.
Victor Vazquez (TOR, $9.2) scored two goals and 14 points to lead the midfielders, and Miguel Almiron (ATL, $9.7) scored two goals of his own and 13 points. Both Roland Lamah (DAL, $7.6) and Diego Roldan (SEA, $7.3) scored a goal and 11 points. United’s midfield featured Lamar Neagle ($7.4) with 9 points, Jared Jeffrey ($5.3) with 6, Ian Harkes ($5.7) with 5, the pair of Luciano Acosta ($8.5) and Sebastien Le Toux ($6.3) with 3, and Marcelo Sarvas ($6.8) with 1.
Giovani dos Santos (LA, $10.3) scored two goals and 14 points, leading the forwards. In the same game, Danny Hoesen (SJ, $8.0) notched a goal and an assist for 13 points. The pair of Jordan Hamilton (TOR, $5.7) and Hector Villalba (ATL, $9.9) had a goal and an assist on the way to 11 points each. For D.C., Jose Ortiz ($6.7) had 4 points and one game-winning dive, and Patrick Mullins ($8.2) had 1 point.
Eight teams play twice this week — Columbus, D.C., Houston, New England, NYC, Orlando, RSL, and Seattle. Everyone else plays once. It’s a good time to get your fill of two-game players, so in goal I like Joe Bendik (ORL, $4.9) for his two home games, against DCU and CHI, and in defense I like Joevin Jones (SEA, $5.3) at Columbus and at home against Houston. Take Justin Meram (CLB, $10.0) in the midfield at home against Seattle and at Colorado, and at forward back Cyle Larin (ORL, $9.4) to break out of his 3-game scoring slump.