In what was an otherwise modest week, Stan the Fan led the pack with 106 points.
Montreal’s Evan Bush ($7.0) led the goalkeepers with 12 points on a clean sheet, while Jesse Gonzalez (DAL, $5.4) did the same for 9 points. Tyler Miller (LA, $8.9) rounded out the top three with a clean sheet of his own and 8 points. For D.C., Bill Hamid ($7.9) scored 3 points.
Keegan Rosenberry (PHI, $8.6) tallied two assists on the way to 14 points, leading all defenders. Just behind him was Walker Zimmerman (LA, $8.0) with a a goal, a clean sheet and 13 points, while Daniel Lovitz (MTL, $8.3) had a clean sheet and 11 points. The United back line was led by Frederic Brillant ($6.0) with 6 points, followed by Steven Birnbaum ($8.8) and Joseph Mora ($6.7) with 4 points, and Nick DeLeon ($4.8) with 1.
Portland’s Sebastian Blanco ($10.0) led all midfielders and all players with two goals, an assist, and 18 points. Hot on his tail was Saphir Taider (MTL, $11.1) with 17 points on a goal and two assists, while Fafa Picault (PHI, $9.7) notched two goals and an assist on the way to 16 points. DCU’s midfield featured Paul Arriola ($8.5) with 6 points; Junior Moreno ($6.9) and Luciano Acosta ($12.5) with 5 points each; the trio of Yamil Asad ($9.3), Ulises Segura ($5.0), and Russell Canouse ($7.6) with 3 points, and both Chris Durkin ($4.6) and Zoltan Stieber ($6.4) with 1.
Señor Wayne Rooney (DCU, $12.8) led the forwards with two goals and 15 points. Not far behind was Adama Diomande (LA, $8.0) with two goals of his own and 13 points, and Jeremy Ebobisse (POR, $4.6) tallied a goal, an assist, and 11 points. No other D.C. forwards scored.
It’s easier to list the teams that are playing this round than those that aren’t. LAFC, Houston, Minnesota, Colorado, D.C., Dallas, New England, and Orlando are the eight teams playing in four MLS matches, starting Friday night. For some reason I like Bobby Shuttleworth (MIN, $4.4) as a super cheap starting goalkeeper at home against Colorado, and go with Walker Zimmerman (LA, $8.0) in defense at home against Houston. It’s the biggest DCU match in recent history, so it’s not without trepidation that I go with Luciano Acosta in the midfield and Wayne Rooney at forward. VAMOS!