Where did that come from?
Deep Pokects FC was the leader this round, running up 152 points and jumping into second place overall.
But with just two rounds to go, BL4CKnRED has a lead of 146 points at the top of the table. It’s not over, but...
Raul Gudino (ATL, $7.1) posted two clean sheets on the way to 16 points, leading the goalkeepers just ahead of Brad Stuver (ATX, $8.6), who had one clean sheet and 14 points. Pedro Gallese (ORL, $7.3) rounded out the top three with 12 points on a clean sheet. For United, David Ochoa ($7.2) scored 3 points.
Atlanta’s Andrew Gutman ($6.4) tallied two clean sheets and an assist for 21 points, sharing the defending lead with Luis Martins (SKC, $4.1), whose two clean sheets were matched by two assists. In third was Brooks Lennon (ATL, $11.3) with 18 points on two clean sheets. The D.C. defense was led by Donovan Pines ($5.3) with 7 points, followed by Andy Najar ($7.1) with 5, Steven Birnbaum ($6.5) with 4, and Chris Odoi-Atsem ($4.0) with 3.
Riqui Puig (LAG, $10.7) led the midfielders with three assists and 20 points, just ahead of his teammate Gaston Brugman ($7.4), who scored 18 points on two goals. Vancouver’s Ryan Gauld ($10.6) rounded out the top three with 17 points on a goal and an assist. The DCU midfield featured Chris Durkin ($6.9) with 7 points, Martin Rodriguez ($6.8) and Victor Palsson ($6.8) with 5, Ravel Morrison ($6.5) with 4, Sofiane Djeffal ($4.0) and Jackson Hopkins ($4.00) with 2, and Russell Canouse ($4.6) with 1.
Austin’s Mousse Djitte ($4.6) added an assist to his hat trick on the way to 23 points, leading the forwards and all scorers. Behind him was the 21-point pair of Carlos Vela (LA, $9.7) and Gonzalo Higuain ($10.2), both of whom scored three goals over two games. United’s forwards were led by Christian Benteke ($8.6) with 10 points, followed by Taxi Fountas ($9.6) with 6, Nigel Robertha ($5.0) with 3, and both Ola Kamara ($5.5) and Miguel Berry ($4.0) with 2.
Seattle and Cincinnati play twice this round, and everyone else plays once. I like Joe Willis (NSH, $8.9) in goal at vs. Houston , and Alastair Johnston (MTL, $9.5) in defense vs. DCU. In midfield, Riqui Puig looks good vs. RSL, and Brenner (CIN, $9.9) has scored five goals over his last two matches, so he’s hard to ignore at forward @ Seattle and vs. Chicago.