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Fantasy Focus: The Power o’ Mauro

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Yeah, that’s how it’s pronounced.

SOCCER: AUG 11 MLS - Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Triad Dynasty leaped to the top of the board this round with a score of 150 points.

West Knox United is still the overall leader by 13 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Sean Johnson (NYC, $7.3) saved a penalty on the way to 12 points, tying two other goalkeepers for the position lead. Alongside him were Nick Rimando (RSL, $8.8) and Joe Willis (HOU, $5.6), both of whom had a clean sheet. DCU’s Bill Hamid ($7.6) scored 9 points.

Defenders

Keegan Rosenberry (COL, $6.6), with a goal and an assist, and Alejandro Fuenmayor (HOU, $6.1), with a clean sheet, led the defenders with 14 points each. On their tails was Brooks Lennon (RSL, $5.3), with 13 points on a clean sheet an an assist. The United defense was led by Frederic Brillant ($8.9) with 10 points, followed by the pair of Steven Birnbaum ($6.8) and Joseph Mora ($5.7) with 8 points each.

Midfielders

Nani (ORL, $9.7) are you okay? 18 points on two goals and an assist say yes, he is. Behind him were Sebastian Lletget (LAG, $6.8), who matched Nani’s output for 17 points, and Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR, $10.1), with two goals and 16 points. D.C.’s midfield featured Russell Canouse ($7.1) with 7 points; followed by the pair of Junior Moreno ($6.5) and Ulises Segura ($5.5) with 5 points; the trio of Paul Arriola ($8.0), Lucas Rodriguez ($6.6), and Felipe Martins ($6.8) with 3 points; and Luciano Acosta ($6.7) with 1 point.

Forwards

Mauro Manotas (HOU, $9.6) put up two goals and an assist on the way to 19 points, sharing the lead among forwards and all players. The man with whom he shared it is Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LAG, $12.8), who scored a hat trick. Alexandru Mitrita (NYC, $9.1) rounded out the top three with two goals and 16 points. For United, Wayne Rooney ($9.2) scored 4 points, followed by Quincy Amarikwa ($4.0) with 1 point.

Looking Ahead

Cincinnati, Atlanta, Portland, the Red Bulls, Seattle, and Dallas all play twice. In goal, I like Stefan Frei (SEA, $6.4) vs. Dallas and at D.C., and in defense I like Franco Escobar (ATL, $6.7) at Cincinnati and vs. San Jose. Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $12.8) is your midfield man, and Josef Martinez (ATL, $13.9) is a must start at forward.