MLS Fantasy: Federico Higuain and Mike Magee among those most-owned who continue to shine

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Round 17 of MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager started off with two teams struggling to find the back of the net. Chris Pontius scored the lone goal (via penalty kick) after Chris Korb was taken down in the box by Justin Morrow. Pontius netted his first goal of the season, leading D.C. United to their first victory since March 9.

Here's a recap of last night's games and the best player performances from Week 17 so far;

  • Top Player: Federico Higuaín, Bill Hamid, Kyle Beckerman (10 points)
  • Goals scored: Nine players with (1)
  • Assists: Joel Lindpere (2)
  • Red Cards: C.J. Sapong
  • Saves: Sean Johnson (8)
  • Key Passes: Federico Higuaín (7)
  • Crosses: Javier Morales (5)
  • CBIs: Josh Williams (18)
  • Recoveries: Bill Hamid, Michael Gspurning (18)

D.C United 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0

  • Top Player: Bill Hamid (10 points)
  • Goals scored: Chris Pontius
  • Assists: N/A
  • Yellow Cards: Kyle Porter, John Thorrington, Jason Hernandez
  • Saves: Bill Hamid (3)
  • Key Passes: Chris Pontius, Marvin Chávez, Sam Cronin (3)
  • Crosses: Marvin Chávez (3)
  • CBIs: Daniel Woolard (16)
  • Recoveries: Bill Hamid (18)
  • Big Chances Created: Sam Cronin, Shea Salinas
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Alan Gordon, Shea Salinas

Columbus Crew 1, Chicago Fire 2

Federico Higuaín and Mike Magee each notched goals in their outing which proved worthy to the combined 54 percent of fantasy managers who own them. Dilly Duka netted the other goal for the Chicago Fire while Joel Lindpere offered two assists in 70 minutes played

  • Top Player: Federico Higuaín (10 points)
  • Goals scored: Federico Higuaín, Mike Magee, Dilly Duka
  • Assists: Joel Lindpere (2)
  • Yellow Cards: Sean Johnson, Gonzalo Segares, Bakary Soumaré, Joel Lindpere, Jairo Arrieta, Matías Sánchez
  • Saves: Sean Johnson (8)
  • Key Passes: Federico Higuaín (7)
  • Crosses: Federico Higuaín (3)
  • CBIs: Josh Williams (18)
  • Recoveries: Andy Gruenebaum (16)
  • Big Chances Created: Joel Lindpere (2)
  • Big Chances Fluffed: N/A
  • Error leading to goal: Austin Berry

FC Dallas 2, Sporting KC 2

It was a wild one in Dallas on Saturday night. Sporting seemed to have had things wrapped up, clinging to a 2-0 lead in the 90th minute, but FC Dallas wouldn't give up until the final whistle blew. Kei Kamara scored for Sporting KC (via penalty kick) and Je-Vaughn Watson added to their tally with an own goal. Andrew Jacobson and second-half substitute Walker Zimmerman scored for Dallas. C.J. Sapong was red-carded in the 68th minute

  • Top Player: Kei Kamara (8 points)
  • Goals scored: Kei Kamara, Andrew Jacobson, Walker Zimmerman
  • Own Goals: Je-Vaughn Watson
  • Assists: David Ferreira, Ramon Nuñez
  • Yellow Cards: Jimmy Nielson
  • Red Cards: C.J. Sapong
  • Saves: Jimmy Nielson (4)
  • Key Passes: David Ferreira, Graham Zusi (3)
  • Crosses: Ramon Nunez (2)
  • CBIs: Aurélien Collin (17)
  • Recoveries: Jimmy Nielson (11)
  • Big Chances Created: N/A
  • Big Chances Fluffed: N/A

Houston Dynamo 0, Toronto FC 0

There were several opportunities for each team in this match, but neither was capable of finishing them off. In the end, both teams' defenses benefited from clean sheets.

  • Top Player: Tally Hall, Corey Ashe (9 points)
  • Goals scored: N/A
  • Assists: N/A
  • Yellow Cards:
  • Saves: Joe Bendik (4)
  • Key Passes: Cam Weaver (3)
  • Crosses: Corey Ashe (4)
  • CBIs: Doneil Henry (12)
  • Recoveries: Tally Hall (12)
  • Big Chances Created: Corey Ashe
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Will Bruin

Real Salt Lake 2, Seattle Sounders 0

This game went into the the half with Real Salt Lake up 1-0. RSL got a late goal from Kyle Beckerman after a Javier Morales free kick took a deflection that landed in his path near the six-yard box. RSL would add to their lead early in the second half. Álvaro Saborío's shot (off target) landed at the feet of Robbie Findley, who found the back of the net for the fourth time this season. Findley has played 620 minutes so far this season.

  • Top Player: Kyle Beckerman (10 points)
  • Goals scored: Kyle Beckerman, Robbie Findley
  • Assists: Álvaro Saborío
  • Yellow Cards: Kyle Beckerman, Chris Wingert
  • Saves: Michael Gspurning (4)
  • Key Passes: Javier Morales, Álvaro Saborío (3)
  • Crosses: Javier Morales (5)
  • CBIs: Nat Borchers (16)
  • Recoveries: Michael Gspurning (18)
  • Big Chances Created: Javier Morales, Álvaro Saborío
  • Big Chances Fluffed: Álvaro Saborío

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