MLS Fantasy: Recapping Saturday's action, including Landon Donovan's breakout performance

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If it seems like Saturdays always start off with something crazy happening to Toronto FC. Well, get used to it, because it’s probably going to be happening a lot in 2013. This week Jeremy Hall scored on a superb strike from 25 yards out early in the second half to give TFC a 1-0 lead against the Houston Dynamo. It looked like that was going to be just enough for Ryan Nelsen's boys to earn their second win of the season, but victory was stolen away by Warren Creavalle’s game-tying goal in stoppage time.

Now, with only two games left to go in Round 8 of MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager, here’s a recap of all the leaders in every major fantasy category from each game played on Saturday.

Toronto FC 1, Houston Dynamo 1

  • Top Player: Jeremy Hall (9)
  • Goals scored: Jeremy Hall, Warren Creavalle
  • Assists: Ricardo Clark
  • Yellow Cards: Reggie Lambe, Warren Creavalle, Corey Ashe, Luis Camargo
  • Red Cards: Jermaine Taylor
  • Key Passes: Luis Silva (3)
  • Crosses: Luis Silva (4)
  • CBIs: Logan Emory, Bobby Boswell (13)
  • Recoveries: Tally Hall (11)
  • Big Chances Created: Ricardo Clark

Colorado Rapids 0, Seattle Sounders 1

  • Top Player: Brian Mullan, Djimi Traoré, Michael Gspurning (8)
  • Goals scored: Obafemi Martins
  • Assists: N/A
  • Yellow Cards: Dillon Powers, Leonardo González, Djimi Traoré
  • Saves: Michael Gspurning (3)
  • Key Passes: Dillon Powers (5)
  • Crosses: Brian Mullan (6)
  • CBIs: Djimi Traoré (12)
  • Recoveries: Clint Irwin (14)
  • Big Chances Created: Brian Mullan
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Kamani Hill, Danny Mwanga

New York Red Bulls 4, New England Revolution 1

  • Top Player: Jonny Steele (12)
  • Goals scored: Dax McCarty, Fabián Espíndola, Thierry Henry, Jonny Steele (Brandon Barklage – OG)
  • Assists: Brandon Barklage, Tim Cahill, Eric Alexander, Jonny Steele
  • Yellow Cards: Luis Robles, Kalifa Cisse
  • Key Passes: Thierry Henry (4)
  • Crosses: Thierry Henry (4)
  • CBIs: Markus Holgersson (12)
  • Recoveries: Markus Holgersson (13)
  • Big Chances Created: Thierry Henry, Brandon Barklage, Eric Alexander, Jonny Steele
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Tim Cahill, José Gonçalves

Chicago Fire 1, Columbus Crew 0

  • Top Player: Jeff Larentowicz (9)
  • Goals scored: Jeff Larentowicz
  • Assists: Austin Berry
  • Yellow Cards: Gláuber, Gonzalo Segares, Wells Thompson, Dan Paladini
  • Saves: Andy Gruenebaum (6)
  • Key Passes: Patrick Nyarko (5)
  • Crosses: Patrick Nyarko (3)
  • CBIs: Chad Marshall (11)
  • Recoveries: Wells Thompson (11)
  • Big Chances Created: Patrick Nyarko (2), Joel Lindpere, Sherjill MacDonald
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Sherjill MacDonald (2), Austin Berry, Gonzalo Segares

FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 0

  • Top Player: Matt Hedges, Jair Benítez (8)
  • Goals scored: Blas Pérez
  • Assists: Kenny Cooper
  • Yellow Cards: George John
  • Saves: Joe Cannon (5)
  • Key Passes: Five players with (2)
  • Crosses: David Ferreira, Jackson (2)
  • CBIs: Andy O’Brien (22)
  • Recoveries: Jair Benítez, Nigel Reo-Coker (13)

Real Salt Lake 1, Chivas USA 0

  • Top Player: Nick Rimando (14)
  • Goals scored: Javier Morales
  • Assists: Álvaro Saborío
  • Yellow Cards: Lovel Palmer, Ned Grabavoy, Bobby Burling, Mario de Luna, Joaquín Velázquez
  • Red Cards: Edgar Mejia
  • Saves: Nick Rimando (5)
  • Key Passes: Javier Morales (4)
  • Crosses: Edgar Mejía (3)
  • CBIs: Joaquín Velázquez (16)
  • Recoveries: Dan Kennedy (17)
  • Big Chances Created: Javier Morales
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Álvaro Saborío
  • Penalties Saved: Nick Rimando

LA Galaxy 2, Sporting KC 0

  • Top Player: Landon Donovan (16)
  • Goals scored: Marcelo Sarvas, Landon Donovan
  • Assists: Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane
  • Yellow Cards: Peterson Joseph
  • Saves: Jimmy Nielson (3)
  • Key Passes: Robbie Keane (3)
  • Crosses: Landon Donovan (3)
  • CBIs: Aurélien Collin (11)
  • Recoveries: Marcelo Sarvas (15)
  • Big Chances Created: Landon Donovan (3), Robbie Keane
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Robbie Keane (2)
  • Error leading to goal: Paolo Nagamura

How is your team doing in Round 8 so far? Did your captain deliver the goods? Are you buying Landon Donovan’s 16-point performance? Leave your comments below.