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Fantasy Focus: Carlos in Charge

I hope you captained him

Seattle Sounders FC v Los Angeles FC Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

For reasons untold, when I started to write this, the round that just ended had not actually closed. This apparent glitch presents itself here, as Acosta Bennyfits led with 166 points.

Shortly thereafter, the glitch was resolved. Rest assured that no players had yet to play, and the two silhouettes were bench players that had no chance of playing. Olsen’s Army is still atop the league overall.

Positional Leaders


DCU’s Bill Hamid ($8.2) used a clean sheet and a 12-save performance to send him to 14 points over two matches, leading all goalkeepers. Behind him the pair of Jesse Gonzalez (DAL, $6.2) and Stefan Frei (SEA, $7.9) each used a clean sheet to score 13 points.


Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (ATL, $9.7) earned a clean sheet on the way to 15 points, leading the defenders, while Seattle’s Roman Torres ($4.2) did the same for 14 points. Eddie Segura (LA, $8.7) and United’s Frederic Brillant ($8.0) tied for third with a clean sheet each and 13 points. The remainder of the United defenders featured Jalen Robinson ($4.2) with 8 points, Chris McCann ($4.3) with 7, Leonardo Jara ($8.1) with 3, Marquinhos Pedroso ($5.1) with 2, and Akeem Ward ($4.3) with 1.


Houston’s Memo Rodriguez ($7.4) led the midfielders with 18 points on a goal and an assist. Behind him, Sebastian Saucedo (RSL, $4.8) had a goal, an assist, and 15 points, which tied him with Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $10.9), who had an assist. The D.C. midfield was led by Ulises Segura ($4.2) with 11 points, followed by Russell Canouse ($6.7) with 9, Zoltan Stieber ($5.2) with 6, Chris Durkin ($5.5) with 5, Luciano Acosta ($9.4) with 4, Lucas Rodriguez ($7.3) with 3, and Paul Arriola ($8.0) with 1.


Carlos Vela (LA, $14.9) added an assist to his two goals on the way to 25 points, leading all forwards and all players, while Chris Wondolowski (SJ, $4.0) came close with four goals and 23 points. Well behind them was Tesho Akindele (ORL, $6.2), who PUT IT IN YOUR GOALLLLL twice for 13 points. Wayne Rooney ($10.7) led the United forwards with 10 points, while Quincy Amarikwa ($4.0) scored 2.

Looking Ahead

Vancouver and the Red Bulls place twice, and everyone else plays once. At a whisper, I am backing Bill Hamid in goal at New England. In defense, Eddie Segura has a good home matchup against Montreal, and Haris Medunjanin (PHI, $10.1) looks good in midfield at home against Portland. At forward, pair Carlos Vela with Darwin Quintero (MIN, $10.6) at home against Houston.