Two teams tied for the high score this round, with Poor Man's Porales and Leister City FC scoring 75 points. Leister City FC featured David Villa (NYC, $11.4) with an armband-aided 20 points on a goal and an assist., followed by Kevin Ellis (SKC, $6.6) who scored a goal on the way to 9 points, and Matt Miazga (NYR, $6.0) who earned a clean sheet and 8 points. Poor Man's Porales, our overall leader, captained Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $11.2) who scored a goal and 14 points. Behind him were Robbie Keane (LA, $11.9) who scored 2 goals and 12 points, followed by David Villa's 10 points.
Both Tally Hall (ORL, $5.8) and Adam Kwarasey (POR, $6.0) scored 9 points to lead the position -- Hall saved a penalty, and Kwarasey earned a clean sheet. Luis Robles (NYR, $5.7) earned a clean sheet and 8 points. Bill Hamid ($6.6) earned 3 points for DCU.
Four defenders scored 13 points to split the positional lead. Jose Goncalves (NE, $8.5), Anthony Wallace (NYR, $6.4), Nat Borchers (POR, $8.4), and Clarence Goodson (SJ, $8.2). Each of them scored one goal and earned a clean sheet. United's defense featured Steve Birnbaum ($7.8), Bobby Boswell ($9.6), Taylor Kemp ($8.0) and Chris Korb ($5.7) with 2 points each, and Sean Franklin ($8.1) with 1.
Two players scored 16 points and took a 1/4 share of the overall lead -- Kwadwo Poku (NYC, $6.9), and Cristian Maidana (PHI, $9.5) -- Poku scored a goal and added an assist, while Maidana had 3 assists. Four more players scored 11 and tied for 3rd at the position -- Patrick Nyarko (CHI, $6.6) with a goal and an assist, Erik Friberg (SEA, $7.2) with an assist, Paulo Nagamura (SKC, $6.6) with 2 goals, and Soni Mustivar (SKC, $6.2) with 2 assists. For DCU, Chris Rolfe ($9.5) had 5 points, Perry Kitchen ($7.5) had 3, Markus Halsti ($7.0) had 2, and each of Chris Pontius ($7.0), Michael Farfan ($6.4), and Miguel Aguilar ($4.9) had 1.
The other two players to score 16 points for a share of the overall lead were forwards -- Kennedy Igboananike (CHI, $7.5), and Kekuta Manneh (VAN, $7.5), each of whom scored two goals, with Igboananike adding an assist. Robbie Keane's 12 points were good for third. D.C.'s forwards were led by Alvaro Saborio ($9.4) with 7 points, followed by Conor Doyle ($5.1) with 2 points.
Four teams play twice (Columbus, NYC, SJ, Kansas City), two teams are on bye (NE, Red Bulls), and everyone else plays once. There are some solid two-game guys at all positions, and I like David Bingham (SJ, $5.5) in goal @SKC and @DCU, as well as Kevin Ellis in defense vs. SJ and @CLB. In the midfield, it has to be Ethan Finlay (CLB, $9.0) vs. NYC and vs. SKC, and take his teammate Kei Kamara ($9.6) at forward.
Everyone's Adding: G - Tim Melia (SKC, $5.0) +85), D - Kevin Ellis (+289), M - Ethan Finlay (+590), F - Kei Kamara (+668)
Everyone's Dropping: G - Luis Robles (-61), D - Matt Miazga (-204), M - Dax McCarty (NYR, $8.5, -218), F - Bradley Wright-Phillips (-321)