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Fantasy Focus: Sweet Sixteens

Two midfielders share the spoils

It was not a high-scoring week overall, but South Carolina SC set the pace with 92 points. David Villa (NYC, $12.3) wore the armband and scored 26 points on the strength of two goals. Meanwhile, Chris Pontius (PHI, $7.7) paired a goal with an assist for 14 points, and Cyle Larin (ORL, $9.7) scored a goal and 10 points. !BL4CKnRED-2014Champ is still the overall leader.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

DCU's Bill Hamid ($6.3) led the goalkeepers alongside Andre Blake (PHI, $5.0) with 8 points. Each had a clean sheet. David Bingham (SJ, $6.2) rounded out the top three with 6 points.

Defenders

United's Steve Birnbaum ($7.9) split the defensive lead with Richie Marquez (PHI, $6.3), with each posting a clean sheet, scoring a goal, and putting up 13 points. Marquez's teammate Fabinho ($6.7) tallied an assist and a clean sheet for 12 points. The remainder of the D.C. defense featured Bobby Boswell ($8.2) with 9 points, Sean Franklin ($8.2) with 7, and Taylor Kemp ($8.0) with 6.

Midfielders

The duo of Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $11.8) and Sean Davis (NYR, $6.3) shared the lead with 16 points, with Lodeiro posting a goal and an assist, and Davis with a goal and two assists. Behind them, Ethan Finlay (CLB, $10.6) and Kaka (ORL, $11.4) each scored 15 points, with Finlay scoring a brace and Kaka scoring a goal and assisting another. For United, Lloyd Sam ($9.2) scored 7 points, Marcelo Sarvas ($7.1) scored 5, Jared Jeffrey ($5.3) scored 4, Nick DeLeon ($6.3) scored 2, and both Patrick Nyarko ($7.3) and Lamar Neagle ($8.0) scored 1.

Forwards

David Villa's 13 points were matched by both Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $11.4) and Dom Dwyer (SKC, $10.3), who both scored two goals. Luciano Acosta ($8.6) led the DCU forwards with 11 points, followed by Patrick Mullins ($6.3) with 7 points, and Alvaro Saborio ($7.7) with 1 point.

Looking Ahead

Everyone plays once this round, and games start on Friday. In goal, David Bingham is your man at home against Houston, and get Laurent Ciman (MTL, $8.8) in your backline at home against Chicago. Use Chris Pontius in the midfield at Toronto, and Dom Dwyer at forward at home against Vancouver.