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Fantasy Focus: Sapong Show

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Two games do him some good

With a score of 124 points, second place No Name MLS comfortably led the league. Captain Ola Kamara (CLB, $10.6) led with 32 points on the strength of two goals. Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s C.J. Sapong ($8.2) scored 20 points with a goal and two assists, while teammate Haris Medunjanin ($8.6) scored 13 points over two games. !BL4CKnRED’s lead is now down to 54 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Zack Steffen (CLB, $5.0) saved a penalty and scored 12 points, leading the goalkeepers. On his heels were John McCarthy (PHI, $4.5) and Alex Bono (TOR, $5.4), who each had a clean sheet on the way to 11 points. For United, Bill Hamid ($5.6) scored 1 point.

Defenders

Jack Elliot (PHI, $4.5) led the defenders with 14 points on the strength of a clean sheet. Trailing him were four players tied for second with a clean sheet and 13 points -- Michael Murillo (NYR, $5.6), Oguchi Onyewu (PHI, $4.9), Giliano Wijnaldum (PHI, $4.8), and Nick Lima (SJ, $4.2). For D.C., the only scorers were Bobby Boswell ($5.3) and Taylor Kemp ($5.4), who both scored 1 point.

Midfielders

Daniel Royer (NYR, $7.9) scored two goals on the way to 19 points and the midfield lead. Three players tied for second with 13 points -- Sacha Kljestan (NYR, $11.2), who had an assist; Diego Valeri (POR, $11.0), who had a goal and an assist, and the aforementioned Haris Medunjanin. The DCU midfield was led by Lloyd Sam’s ($8.2) 4 points, followed by Marcelo Sarvas ($6.8) with 3 points, both Luciano Acosta ($8.3) and Nick DeLeon ($5.7) with 2, and the pair of Ian Harkes ($5.8) and Lamar Neagle ($7.1) with 1.

Forwards

C.J. Sapong’s 20 points led the forwards and all players. It’s a cold world. Fredy Montero (VAN, $9.0) posted an assist and two goals for 19 points and second place, while Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $13.1) did the same for 17 points. Deshorn Brown ($7.8) led the D.C. forwards with 3 points while Patrick Mullins ($8.2) scored 1.

Looking Ahead

Hey! It’s a round in which everyone plays just once. This is a novel concept. With the All-Star Game on Wednesday night, it’s hard to know which participants will return to their teams and play 90 minutes on the weekend, so keep that in mind when selecting all-stars. I like Matt Lampson (CHI, $4.9) in goal at home against New England, and Eriq Zavaleta (TOR, $5.2) in defense at DCU. FC Dallas is coming off a home egg-laying, but I like Roland Lamah ($8.2) in midfield at Philadelphia, and at forward play Joao Plata (RSL, $9.6) and his four goals and one assist over his last four games at home against Houston.