Benny’s Army was the leader this round, scoring 178 points while also selecting 11 starters who would actually play.
It’s quite a thing to have two guys who would have (barely) been better captains than a guy who scored 21 points, but here we are. MILLERtime When WYNNE’n nudged the overall lead up to 87 points.
The pair of Brad Guzan (ATL, $7.9) and Stefan Frei (SEA, $7.8) led the position with each tallying 12 points and a clean sheet. Just behind was David Bingham (LAG, $9.0), who did the same for 11 points. DCU’s David Ousted ($4.2) scored 1 point.
Houston’s Philippe Senderos ($7.5) posted a clean sheet and a three goals over two games on the way to 29 points, far and away leading the defenders, as well as all players. Off in the distance were Ashley Cole (LAG, $7.2), whose clean sheet and assist helped him to 14 points, and Justin Morrow (TOR, $5.5), who had 13 points on a goal and an assist. For United, Frederic Brillant ($5.6) led with 4 points, followed by Jalen Robinson ($4.2), Oneil Fisher ($4.1), and Steve Birnbaum ($5.1), who scored 2 points each.
Miguel Almiron (ATL, $13.1) tallied two assists over two games on the way to 21 points, leading the midfielders. Meanwhile, Mark-Anthony Kaye (LA, $8.8) combined a goal and two assists over two matches on the way to 18 points, and Montreal’s Saphir Taider ($11.3) scored twice on the way to 16 points. The D.C. midfield was led by Yamil Asad ($9.5) and Luciano Acosta ($7.7), with 8 points each, followed by Zoltan Stieber ($9.4) with 7 points, Paul Arriola ($7.8) with 4, and the pair of Chris Durkin ($4.5) and Ian Harkes ($4.3) with 2.
Atlanta’s Josef Martinez ($12.2) led the forwards with 23 points on three goals and an assist over two matches. Close behind him was the LA pair of Adama Diomande ($9.3) and Latif Blessing ($6.2), with 22 points each — Diomande had two goals and two assists, while Blessing had two goals and one assist. of Darren Mattocks ($9.0) led the DCU forwards with 8 points, while Bruno Miranda ($4.2) appeared for 1 point.
Three teams play twice this round — NYC, Montreal, and Chicago, and games start on Wednesday. I would advise against loading up on too many Chicago and Montreal guys, but feel free to go heavy on New York’s only team. Sean Johnson (NYC, $6.8) is a shoe-in in goal with home games against Montreal and Columbus, and his teammate, midfielder Maxi Moralez (NYC, $13.5) should probably get your captain’s armband. I do like Chicago’s Kevin Ellis ($6.8) as an inexpensive defensive two-game option, with games vs. Philadelphia and @ Dallas. At forward, stick with Adama Diomande, who’s scoring a goal every 53 minutes since making his debut.