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Fantasy Focus: Finding My Religion

Because Christian

MLS: Los Angeles FC at Minnesota United FC Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

This round’s leader was Fan of ManU in US, who put up 161 points:

Gnarles Darwin. Survival of the fittest, y’all. MILLERtime When WYNNE’n took the overall lead to 110 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Bobbly Shuttleworth (MIN, $6.5) scored 10 points over two matches to lead the goalkeepers. The pair of Joe Willis (HOU, $7.6) and Stefan Frei (SEA, $8.8) tied for second with 9 points each, Frei with a clean sheet, and Willis with a saved penalty. DCU’s David Ousted ($4.0) scored 4 points.

Defenders

Both Francisco Calvo (MIN, $9.3) and Michael Ciani (LAG, $8.3), the latter of whom scored a goal, scored 11 points to share the lead among defenders. In third was Kim Kee-Hee (SEA, $7.2) [Korean flag emoji], who had a clean sheet and 10 points. All four United defenders, Frederic Brillant ($5.4), Steve Birnbaum ($4.8), Oneil Fisher ($4.3), and Joseph Mora ($4.0) scored 2 points.

Midfielders

Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $12.8) scored two goals on the way to 17 points, leading all midfielders. Minnesota teammates Miguel Ibarra ($9.0) and Rasmus Schuller ($7.8) tied for second, with a goal, and assist, and 16 points each. D.C.’s midfield was led by Zoltan Stieber ($10.4) with 8 points, followed by Paul Arriola ($8.8) with 5, Chris Durkin ($4.6) with 4, the pair of Yamil Asad ($10.5) and Luciano Acosta ($7.6) with 3, and Russell Canouse ($6.5) with 1.

Forwards

Christian Ramirez (MIN, $6.2) scored 25 points on two goals and an assist to lead all forwards and all players, while his teammate, Darwin Quintero ($9.7) added a goal to two assists on the way to 23 points. Rounding out he top three was Josef Martinez (ATL, $13.2), with a hat trick and one unpunished headbutt from last round and 19 points. DCU’s trio of forwards, Darren Mattocks ($8.5), Bruno Miranda ($4.0), and Wayne Rooney ($9.6) each scored 1 point.

Looking Ahead

More two-game rounds! D.C. United, the Metros, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, Orlando, New York, and the Galaxy all play twice, while New England is on bye. Sean Johnson (NYC, $7.3) is your goalkeeper choice with games @ORL and @SEA. Go with Michael Ciani (LAG, $8.3) in defense at LA and vs. ORL, and back Nicolas Lodeiro in midfield @SJ and vs. NYC. At forward, I expect David Villa (NYC, $11.7) to get ~120 minutes over these two games now that he’s back in training.