MLS Fantasy: Thierry Henry comes out of hiding to lead all players in Round 21

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Round 21 was another low-scoring round for MLS Fantasy owners. The highest score of the round was 91 points, while the average score was slightly lower than last week (41 points). S F Wray (PleaseHireGuillermo) is still the No. 1 player in MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager with 1,561 points, but the margin between No. 1 and No. 2 is dropping. The gap now sits at 21 points.

Thierry Henry led all scorers this week with 16 points. This was just the third time he’s reached double digits all season and the first time since May 8. Here’s the breakdown of the Dream Team formation for Round 21.

Round 21 Statistics

  • Most-Captained Player: (Graham Zusi - 3,589 people)
  • Top Fantasy Score: 91 points
  • Average Fantasy Score: 41 points
  • # teams that scored 0 goals: 4
  • # teams that scored 1 goals: 5
  • # teams that scored 2+ goals: 7
  • # clean sheets per round: 7, 2, 5, 6, 3, 3, 6, 6, 4, 7, 7, 4, 5, 4, 3, 5, 7, 3, 4, 7, 4
  • # goals scored per round: 24, 21, 17, 16, 22, 16, 14, 22, 27, 17, 41, 29, 27, 26, 16, 25, 17, 27, 24, 13, 25

Dream Team formation: (3-4-3)

Top Player: Thierry Henry – 16 points

Defenders (3)

Three defenders hit double-digits this week and all of them made the Dream Team. Kenny Mansally and Seth Sinovic each notched an assist and multiple bonus points to go along with clean sheets, while Portland’s Andrew Jean-Baptiste made the DT in impressive fashion, earning six points for his game-winning goal against the LA Galaxy in stoppage time on Saturday night.

Midfielders (4)

Houston’s Adam Moffat led all midfielders this week with 14 points, scoring both goals in his team's 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution. Javier Morales (11 points) recorded his sixth double-digit effort in 14 starts and his fourth in the last six rounds. Philadelphia’s Sébastien Le Toux and New York’s Eric Alexander made the DT with nine points apiece. Le Toux tallied an assist and multiple bonus points while Alexander scored a goal to go along with his clean sheet.

Forwards (3)

Thierry Henry is back! Well, at least for this week he is. The New York Red Bulls captain scored 16 points, beating out Sonny Saad (14 points) and Camilo Sanvezzo (14 points) for the top spot in Round 21. Both Saad and Sanvezzo scored two goals, but it was Henry's goal and two assists that gave him MVP honors this week. Conor Casey came in fourth with a respectable 10 points.

Goalkeeper – Brad Knighton (8 points)

Brad Knighton made the Dream Team for the third time in the last four weeks and now trails only Raul Fernandez (four appearances) for the most appearances in 2013. Knighton recorded the first assist by a goalkeeper this season against Chicago. Luis Robles and Jon Busch scored eight points as well with clean sheets a multiple bonus points.

Congratulations to Daniel Delgadillo (Spanish Assassins) who finished Round 21 with 91 points. Daniel had four players from the DT including Henry. Sanvezzo was his captain.

*Dream Team subject to change. All point totals are finalized Wednesday for Rounds ending on Sunday.

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