A score of 113 points led the league this round, earned by Demonbarbers:
Big scores from Danny Hoesen (SJ, $8.4) and Felipe Martins (VAN, $7.7) paled in comparison to captain David Villa (NYC, $10.8). MILLERtime When WYNNE’n’s overall lead stretched to 41 points.
Zack Steffen (CLB, $6.9) led the goalkeepers with a clean sheet and 11 points, while Sean Johnson (NYC, $5.9) and David Bingham (LAG, $6.5) had clean sheets of their own for 9 and 8 points respectively. David Ousted ($4.4) manned the DCU goal for 4 points.
Ronald Matarrita (NYC, $5.1) paired a goal and a clean sheet on the way to 14 points and the positional lead. Behind him were Lalas Abubakar (CLB, $9.0), with a goal and an assist of his own for 13 points, and Michael Ciani (LAG, $4.8) with a clean sheet and 11 points. The United defense was led by Frederic Brillant ($6.8) with 5 points, followed by Nick DeLeon ($7.3) with 4, and the pair of Steve Birnbaum ($6.0) and Oneil Fisher (4.0) with 3 points.
NYC’s Maxi Moralez ($10.6) tallied a goal and two assists on the way to 17 points, leading all midfielders and sharing the overall lead. Meanwhile, Danny Hoesen (SJ, $8.4) needed two matches to get his two goals and 16 points, a total which was equaled by Borek Dockal (PHI, $8.2), who had a goal and two assists in his one match. Yamil Asad ($7.8) and Luciano Acosta ($8.2) paced D.C.’s midfield to the tune of 11 points each, followed closely by Paul Arriola ($5.8) with 10 points, then Zoltan Stieber ($7.6) with 8 points, Chris Durkin ($5.2) with 4, and an Ian Harkes ($4.4) sighting for 1 point.
David Villa’s two goals and one assist helped him to 17 points, leading all forwards and tying for the overall lead with his teammate, Maxi Moralez. Behind him was Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $12.4) with 15 points on two goals, and Alberth Elis ($10.9) with 12 points on two goals of his own. DCU’s scoring forwards were Darren Mattocks ($6.5) with 7 points and Patrick Mullins ($4.0) with 1.
Games start on Friday night this week, and they end with Monday’s 6pm ET KC/CLB match. In goal, I like Tyler Miller (LA, $8.1) at home against D.C., and in defense I like Kim Kee-Hee (SEA, $6.0) at home against RSL. In the midfield, it’s Bastian Schweinsteiger (CHI, $11.2) at Orlando, and I like Ola Kamara (LAG, $8.3) with newly found Zlatan-less liberation at forward at home against San Jose.