This round’s leader was oldergoaler, with a score of 101 points.
At the top of the table, BL4CKnRED’s overall lead is up to 38 points.
There was a tie for the goalkeeping lead this week on 13 points, as Joe Willis (NSH, $8.2) kept a clean sheet and added the rare goalkeeper assist, and Nick Marsman (MIA, $5.8) kept a clean sheet and saved a penalty. Bobby Shuttleworth (CHI, $6.6) rounded out the top three with a clean sheet against the lowly Red Bulls and 9 points. For DCU, Jon Kempin ($4.7) scored 5 points.
Julian Araujo’s (LAG, $8.4) two assists and 12 points was good enough to lead the defenders, just ahead of Daniel Lovitz (NSH, $7.8), who came in with an assist, a clean sheet, and 11 points. Orlando’s Ruan ($5.9) topped things off with a clean sheet and 10 points. The D.C. defense featured Antonio Alfaro ($5.1) with 5 points, followed by both Andy Najar ($8.2) and Steven Birnbaum ($4.0) with 2 points, and both Frederic Brillant ($6.7) and Joseph Mora ($4.0) with 1 point.
Maxi Moralez (NY, $9.5) tallied two assists on the way to 14 points, leading the midfielders. Behind him was the pair of Djordje Mihailovic (CHI, $10.1) and Ethan Finlay (MIN, $5.1), each of whom scored 11 points on the strength of two assists. United’s midfield was led by Russell Canouse ($5.4) with 6 points, then Felipe Martins ($4.0) with 5, the pair of Julian Gressel ($9.7) and Junior Moreno ($6.7) with 4 points, Kevin Paredes ($5.1) with 3, Edison Flores ($6.5) with 2, and Drew Skundrich ($4.3) with 1.
A pair of FC Dallas forwards led the pack this round, as Jesus Ferreira ($8.7) led all scorers with 18 points on two goals, and Ricardo Pepi ($6.7) scored 17 points on two goals and an assist. Sebastian Driussi (ATX, $9.0) rounded out the top three with 14 points on two assists. DCU’s scoring forwards were Yordy Reyna ($6.0) with 10 points, Ola Kamara ($9.8) with 7, and Ramon Abila ($4.8) with 6.
Chicago, Minnesota, the Galaxy, D.C., Atlanta, the Red Bulls, Toronto, Montreal, Austin, Seattle, and Vancouver are all on bye this week, and everyone else plays once. Take a look at JT Marcinkowski (SJ, $7.6) in goal vs. Colorado, and Antonio Carlos (ORL, $8.6) in defense vs. Columbus. I can’t believe I’m suggesting a Cincinnati midfielder, but if ever there was a time for Luciano Acosta ($9.4) to go off, it’s vs. Miami. At forward, I like Felipe Mora (POR, $8.9) @ Houston.