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Fantasy Focus: Carlos, which, as you all know, is Spanish for Charles

He hasn’t changed his name.

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The delightfully-named Nutmegged State led the league this round with 175 points.

Not a DNP in sight.

West Knox United is back in the overall lead, nine points ahead of second.

Positional Leaders


Tyler Miller (LA, $7.9) and Sean Johnson (NY, $6.5) each had a clean sheet over two games on the way to 14 points, tying for the positional lead. Nick Rimando’s (RSL, $8.5) clean sheet came in one game, and he scored 10 points. DCU’s Bill Hamid ($6.6) scored 6 points.


A trio of NYC defenders led the position this round, with Maxime Chanot ($6.4), Alexander Callens ($6.5), and Anton Tinnerholm ($8.5) each posting a clean sheet on the way to 16, 15, and 15 points respectively. The United defense was led by Frederic Brillant ($7.9) with 8 points, followed by Joseph Mora ($4.7) with 7, Steven Birnbaum ($5.8) with 4, Leonardo Jara ($6.3) with 3, and Jalen Robinson ($4.0) with 1.


Maxi Moralez (NY, $11.6) put up a goal and two assists over two matches on the way to 24 points, leading the position. Behind him were Latif Blessing (LA, $9.9) with two goals and 17 points, and Cristian Espinoza (SJ, $10.3) with an assist and 14 points. Luciano Acosta ($7.5) led the D.C. midfield with 8 points, followed by Junior Moreno ($5.7) with 7, Paul Arriola ($7.7) with 6, Felipe Martins ($6.1) with 4, and the pair of Lucas Rodriguez ($7.2) and Ulises Segura ($5.0) with 3 each.


Carlos Vela (LA, $15.0), y’all. Two games, three goals, 25 points. Trailing him were the 16-point duo of Zdeněk Ondrášek (FCD, $5.5), with two goals, an assist, and 16 points; and Kacper Przybyłko (PHI, $8.6), with a goal and two assists. DCU’s forwards were led by Ola Kamara ($8.3) with 10 points, well ahead of Quincy Amarikwa ($4.4) with 2, and Wayne Rooney ($9.6) with [checks notes] -2.

Looking Ahead

Montreal and Vancouver play twice, and everyone else plays once. I’m going with Evan Bush (MTL, $5.0) in goal with home games against Vancouver and DCU. In defense, I like Reto Ziegler (DAL, $8.6) at home against Cincinnati, and Magnus Eriksson (SJ, $10.8) in midfield at home against Orlando. At forward, I’m looking at Gyasi Zardes (CLB, $10.2) at home against Chicago.