Six teams were able to keep clean sheets this week, which make it pretty decent for keepers. The International call-ups really hurt many defenses, especially those who lost keepers, yeah I’m looking at you Chicago…OUCH! A couple of the big names are on bye this week and a few tough matches makes it hard to find some standout picks.
Troy Perkins (SKC v MON), Jimmy Nielsen (SKC vs MON), and Tally Hall (HOU vs SJ).
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Carlo Cudicini (LA) vs Toronto
Owned by: 7.3%
LA’s sweet opening 6 weeks is coming to an end this weekend (they not have a bye in week 6) with an away game at Toronto. When it comes to points, Cudicini is in the top 5 and tied for first for most clean sheets. His bonus point generation is a little low, but that’s because he has a pretty good defense in front of him. He stands another good chance for a clean sheet this weekend, as long as LA stay focused for the entre 90min.
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) vs Seattle
Owned by: 12.8%
Salt Lake’s loss last week showed how much of a hit the International call-ups hurt them. This week they are back at full strength and ready for a home game against Seattle. The Sounders have not had a great start to the year earning only 1 point in 3 games. RSL will not be an easy game for them and could result in some good points for Managers who have invented in the RSL defensive unit.
Dan Kennedy (Chivas ) vs Vancouver
Owned by: 8.7%
Who would have thought that after 4 games, Chivas would be sitting at 2nd in the West? Well, they are and Kennedy has played a larger part in that. They have not kept a clean sheet this year but Kennedy is still 4th in overall points. This is due to his bonus point generation from saves and recoveries. Current form makes Chivas a more difficult game for Vancouver than some might have expected. Keeping that in mind, we’re giving the advantage to the home team.
Clint Irwin (Colorado) vs Portland
Owned by: 2.5%
If you missed Colorado’s game against LA last week, you missed a good one. Irwin played a great game and came up with a lot of big saves. This is exactly what Colorado needed to help boost their confidence. Portland does have some players that can score, so this will be a challenge for Irwin, but if he holds strong, if could pay off. ADDED BONUS, he’s $4.0m and a starter. You can expect to make some money off of this guy if you jump on him early enough.
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