The leading scorer this round over all of Fantasy MLS scored 128 points. Our league leader this round, Murk Mode FC, scored 124. Captain Nemanja Nikolic (CHI, $10.8) led the team with 32 points on two goals and an assist. Supporting were Blerim Dzemaili (MTL, $9.0) with a goal, an assist, and 15 points, and Joao Meira (CHI, $6.6), who had 12 points on a clean sheet and an assist. !BL4CKnRED‘s overall lead is up to 112 points.
Alec Cann (ATL, $4.6) posted a clean sheet and an assist on the way to 12 points, leading all goalkeepers. Meanwhile, Matt Lampson (CHI, $4.9) had a clean sheet and 10 points, while the pair of Joe Bendik (ORL, $5.2) and Andre Blake (PHI, $6.1) each had a clean sheet and 9 points. Travis Worra ($4.4) scored 1 point for DCU.
Chris Duvall (MTL, $4.6) paired a clean sheet with a goal to lead his position with 15 points. Joao Meira’s 12 points were good for second, while three players tied for third with 11 points — Montreal teammates Laurent Ciman ($6.1) and Kyle Fisher ($4.6) each had a clean sheet, while Alexander Callens ($5.2) scored a goal. The D.C. defense featured Steve Birnbaum ($5.7), Taylor Kemp ($5.5) and Kofi Opare ($4.3) with 2 points each, and Chris Odoi-Atsem ($4.4) and Chris Korb ($4.5) with 1.
Blerim Dzemaili’s 15 points led the position, while Marlon Hairston (COL, $6.9) scored two goals and 14 points. Tied for third was a trio of players who scored 11 points — Matt Polster (CHI, $5.8) and Haris Medunjanin (PHI, $8.5) each had two assists, while Roland Lamah (DAL, $8.0) scored two goals. DCU’s midfield was led by Luciano Acosta ($8.3) with 5 points, followed by Ian Harkes ($5.7) and Patrick Nyarko ($7.9) with 4, Lloyd Sam ($8.1) and Marcelo Sarvas ($6.8) with 3, and Lamar Neagle ($7.2) with 1.
While Nemanja Nikolic’s 16 points came on two goals and an assist, they were equaled by Kevin Doyle (COL, $8.0) with one goal and two assists, and they both shared the positional and overall lead. Rounding out the top three was Hector Villalba (ATL, $10.1), with two goals and 14 points. For United, both Jose Ortiz ($6.6) and Deshorn Brown ($7.9) scored 1 point.
Everyone plays once this week, with games taking place between Tuesday and Thursday before the Gold Cup break. With DCU in Frisco, use FC Dallas’ Jesse Gonzalez ($4.9) in goal. Don’t be scared off by Ike Opara’s (SKC, $6.4) 4-point defensive performance against Portland, because Philadelphia is coming to Kansas City, and the Union are not particularly threatening on the road. In midfield, Miguel Almiron (ATL, $9.9) is a must at home against San Jose, and don’t leave out Maximiliano Urruti (DAL, $9.6) at forward, with four goals in his last five games.