West Knox United scored 150 points this round, leading the league.
The points were good enough to jump into second place behind overall leaders, Olsen’s Army.
Vito Mannone (MIN, $6.9) posted two clean sheets on the way to 18 points, leading all goalkeepers. Trailing him were Evan Bush (MTL, $6.9), with two clean sheets of his own and 16 points, and Daniel Vega (SJ, $5.5), with one clean sheet and 14 points. DCU’s Bill Hamid ($8.2), had 13 points.
Montreal’s Daniel Lovitz ($7.1) added an assist to his two clean sheets on the way to 21 points, which was tied for the positional and overall lead with San Jose’s Shea Salinas ($5.9), who scored two goals to go with his clean sheet. Rounding out the top three was Romain Metanire (MIN, $7.9) with two clean sheets, an assist, and 19 points. D.C.’s defense was led by Frederic Brillant ($7.3) with 14 points, followed by Donovan Pines ($5.5) with 13, Steven Birnbaum ($8.6) with 12, Leonardo Jara ($7.6) with 9, and Jalen Robinson ($4.0) with 1.
Jonathan Dos Santos (LAG, $10.9) didn’t tally a single goal or assist, but his 17 points over two matches led the position. Meanwhile, Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $11.3) had two assists and 15 points, just ahead of Maxi Moralez (NY, $9.8) with an assist and 13 points. Both Paul Arriola ($7.7) and Chris Durkin ($5.6) led the United midfield with 9 points, while Luciano Acosta ($9.9) and Lucas Rodriguez ($8.4) scored 8, Ulises Segura ($4.5) scored 2, and Zoltan Stieber ($5.4) scored 1.
New England’s Juan Agudelo ($5.3) paired a goal and an assist on the way to a position-leading 15 points, while New York’s Heber (NY, $8.3) did the same for 14 points. Lastly, Cristian Espinoza (SJ, $8.9) notched an assist and 13 points. DCU’s scoring forwards were Wayne Rooney ($10.4) with 12 points and Quincy Amarikwa ($4.4) with 2.
Philadelphia and Cincinnati both play twice, and everyone else plays once. Matches start on Wednesday. I’m saving a lot of money in goal, rolling the dice with Matt Freese (PHI, $4.0) with Andre Blake injured, Freese having gotten the last two starts, and Union home games against Cincinnati and New England. I like Shea Salinas in defense at home against Cincinnati, having put up four goals, an assist, and two clean sheets in his last five matches. In the midfield I like Johnny Russell (SKC, $10.4) at home against Atlanta, and at forward I’m going with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LAG, $13.0) at the Red Bulls.