Scores across the league inched back up this round, and The Losada is a real goer, who I assume is making a Losada/Low Rider pun, led with 108 points.
Meanwhile, at the top there’s a new leader. All my friends know the Losada, which I also assume is making a Losada/Low Rider pun and now has me asking a lot of questions, has taken a two-point lead.
Seattle’s Stefan Cleveland ($4.4) kept a clean sheet and led the position with 10 points. A quartet of players tied for second with 9 points — Jonathan Bond (LAG, $6.0), David Ochoa (RSL, $5.1), and Tyler Miller (MIN, $5.9), and Marko Maric (HOU, $5.8), each of whom had a clean sheet. For DCU, Jon Kempin ($4.9) scored 8 points.
A trio of defenders scored 14 points, tying for the overall scoring lead. Xavier Arreaga (SEA, $6.1) had a goal and a clean sheet, and both Alex Roldan (SEA, $7.5) and Julian Araujo (LAG, $5.5) had an assist and a clean sheet. The D.C. defense featured Frederic Brillant ($5.3), Toni Alfaro ($5.2), and Andy Najar ($4.5) with 9 points each, followed by Brendan Hines-Ike ($5.7) with 6 points, and Joseph Mora ($4.2) with 2 points.
Toronto’s Michael Bradley ($8.2) led the midfielders and was the fourth player tied for the overall lead with 14 points on a goal and an assist. Meanwhile, Marcelino Moreno (ATL, $9.2) scored a goal and 13 points, and Portland’s Eryk Williamson (POR, $5.5) scored 12 points on two assists. For United, Edison Flores ($7.6) led with 10 points, followed by Moses Nyeman ($4.6) with 8, Junior Moreno ($6.0) with 5, Julian Gressel ($7.6) with 4, Paul Arriola ($7.0) with 3, and the trio of Yamil Asad ($6.0), Felipe Martins ($4.0), and Kevin Paredes ($4.2) with 1.
Alan Pulido (SKC, $8.8)’s brace helped him to 14 points, leading the forwards and making him the fifth and final player to tie at the top of the chart. Behind him, Gonzalo Higuain (MIA, $10.6) scored two goals of his own on the way to 13 points, while Bjorn Johnsen’s (MTL, $5.2) brace helped him to 12 points. The scoring forwards for DCU were Adrien Perez ($4.0) with 7 points, and Ola Kamara ($7.6) with 1.
Minnesota is on bye, and everyone else plays once. Seattle has the league’s best defense, allowing just two goals in six matches, so it makes sense to spend the money on Stefan Frei in goal at home against Atlanta. In defense, I’m going with Kai Wagner (PHI, $7.5) at DCU in what might be a reverse jinx but also D.C. is scoring 0.83 goals per game, and I’m staying with Lewis Morgan (MIA, $9.6) in the midfield at Chicago. At forward, consider saving a little money with Romell Quioto (MTL, $7.7), who is facing off against Cincinnati, who are allowing more than three goals per game.