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Fantasy Focus: Don’t act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote ‘em

Jefferson has my vote

SOCCER: JUL 06 MLS - Real Salt Lake at San Jose Earthquakes Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With no MLS teams playing twice, this round was not nearly as high-scoring as the last, but West Knox United lead for the second round running, with 83 points.

Demonbarber19’s overall lead is still 5 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Minnesota’s Vito Mannone ($6.0) led the goalkeepers with a clean sheet, a penalty saved, and 15 points. Trailing him were Tim Melia (SKC, $7.4), whose 10 points came on a clean sheet, and Quentin Westberg (TOR, $6.2), whose 9 points came on the same. D.C.’s Bill Hamid ($6.4) scored 3 points.

Defenders

Two Orlando defenders led the position, with both Ruan Teixeira ($5.8) and Lamine Sane ($6.9) scoring 12 points on a clean sheet and an assist. The Toronto pair of... [checks notes]... it says here Omar Gonzalez ($7.0) and Auro ($6.0) were close behind with 11 points each on a clean sheet. The DCU defense was led by Leonardo Jara ($6.6) with 7 points, followed by Donovan Pines ($4.9) with 5, Joseph Mora ($6.3) with 3, and Frederic Brillant ($6.6) with 2.

Midfielders

Real Salt Lake’s Jefferson Savarino ($9.3) led all midfielders and all players with 19 points on the strength of two goals and an assist. Trailing him were Gerso Fernandes (SKC, $7.9), with a goal, an assist, and 15 points, and Vako (SJ, $7.7), with 14 points on the same. United’s midfield featured Paul Arriola ($8.4) with 8 points, the pair of Lucas Rodriguez ($7.0) and Russell Canouse ($6.7) with 5 points, Junior Moreno ($6.2) with 3 points, and Ulises Segura ($5.0) with 1.

Forwards

Adama Diomande (LA, $8.5), scorer of 11 points over his last five appearances combined, added an assist to his two goals to lead the position with 15 points. Teal Bunbury (NE, $7.8) scored a goal and 10 points, while Jordan Morris (SEA, $8.5) rounded out the top three with an assist and 9 points. For D.C., both Wayne Rooney ($10.8) and Quincy Amarikwa ($5.1) scored 6 points.

Looking Ahead

Double game weeks are back! Atlanta, Houston, New England, Vancouver, Chicago, Columbus, Toronto, the Red Bulls, Cincinnati, DCU, Portland, and Orlando all play twice. In goal, consider saving some money in goal with Matt Turner (NE, $4.9) at home against Vancouver and at Cincinnati. In defense, I like Miles Robinson (ATL, $6.4) at home against both Houston and DCU, and I like Carles Gil (NE, $11.3) in the midfield. At forward, Jozy Altidore (TOR, $10.3) looks good with home games against the Red Bulls and Houston.

Fantasy Focus is taking a break next week as I’ll be making my first trip to my country of birth, South Korea. I’ll see you in two weeks.