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Mama Rica was the leader this round, with a total of 87 points.
BL4CKnRED tightened their grip on the top spot overall, increasing their lead to 18 points.
The duo of David Ochoa (RSL, $6.6) and Brad Knighton (NE, $4.8) set the pace with 9 points, as Ochoa saved a penalty and Knighton kept a clean sheet. Trailing them was Steve Clark (POR, $5.9), whose clean sheet helped him to 8 points. For DCU, Bill Hamid ($6.6) came in with 2 points.
Jose Van Rankin (POR, $5.3) led the defenders with 10 points on the strength of a clean sheet. Right behind him was the clean sheet Minnesota duo of Bakaye DiBassy ($6.8) and Brent Kallman ($6.0) with 8 points each. The United defense was led by Andy Najar ($7.2) and Steve Birnbaum ($4.4) with 3 points each, followed by Antonio Alfaro ($4.1) and Joseph Mora ($4.0) with 2, and Frederic Brillant ($5.0) with 1.
Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar’s ($10.0) hat trick sent him to 19 points, leading the midfielders and all players. Well behind him was the Montreal pair of Ahmed Hamdi Hussein Hafez ($4.5), who scored twice, and Joaquin Torres ($4.3), who paired a goal and an assist, with 11 points each. For D.C., Yamil Asad ($6.3) led with 7 points, followed by Junior Moreno ($7.1) with 6, Julian Gressel ($8.1) and Moses Nyeman ($4.0) with 2, and Russell Canouse ($5.6) and Felipe Martins ($4.0) with 1.
Mason Toye (MTL, $6.1) scored two goals on the way to 15 points, leading the forwards, while Cincinnati’s Brenner ($6.3) combined two goals and an assist for 14 points. Rounding out the top three was Carlos Vela (LA, $9.4), with a goal and 12 points. The scoring forwards for DCU were Nigel Robertha ($6.7) and Yordy Reyna ($5.1) with 2 points, and both Griffin Yow ($4.5) and Adrien Perez ($4.1) with 1.
Double-game weeks are back with a vengeance, as everyone bar Minnesota plays twice. Consider saving money in goal with Stefan Cleveland (SEA, $6.3) @ Austin and vs. Kansas City. In defense look at Jack Elliott (PHI, $8.0) @ both Orlando and Miami, and keep Hany Mukhtar in your midifeld @ Columbus and vs. Cincinnati. Gustavo Bou (NE, $10.3) has now scored in six of his last seven appearances, so you want him in at forward @ Miami and vs. Montreal.