Top Four Point Leaders in each position for Week 13:
Goalkeepers: A. Franch (WNY, 30 points), A. Naeher (BOS, 24.5 points), Erin McLeod (CHI, 20 points), N. Barnhart (FCKC, 13.5 points)
Defenders: B. Taylor (WNY, 13.5 points), M. Mathias (FCKC, 12.5 points), B. Sauerbrunn (FCKC, 9.5 points), C. Goodson (SBFC, 9 points)
Midfielders: C. Nairn (SEA, 19 points), J. Fishlock (SEA, 18.5 points), M. Rapinoe (SEA, 15.5 points), H. O’Reilly (BOS, 14 points),
Forwards: A. Wambach (WNY, 37 points), S. Leroux (BOS, 26.5 points), A. Leon (CHI, 18.5 points), M. Ocampo (SBFC, 12 points)
FC Lake Placid: Week 14 Team (*denotes captain, #denotes allocated)
Points Earned: 158.50
Week 13 standing: 175
Overall Standing: 113 (up 3 places from Week 12)
Goalkeeper: B. Cameron (SBFC)
Defenders: A. Sahlen (WNY), L. Robinson (FCKC), S. Fuss (CHI), B. Taylor (WNY)
Midfielders: C. Lloyd# (WNY), L. Chalupny (CHI), E. Tymrak# (FCKC), M. Rapinoe# (SEA)
Forwards: A. Wambach#* (WNY), M. Ocampo# (SBFC)
Week 14 Schedule:
SBFC vs BOS – Sat 7:00pm
CHI vs FCKC – Sun 3:00pm
POR vs WNY – Sat 5:00pm
SEA vs WSH – Sun 8:30pm
Picks for Week 14 (*denotes captain/~denotes vice-captain/#denotes allocated player)
Goalkeeper: H. Solo#* (SEA)
H. Solo (SEA): Seattle is facing a struggling Washington side and Solo shouldn’t have a problem with a shutout if Seattle continues to improve their defense.
WATCH LIST: A. Naeher (BOS), N. Barnhart (FCKC), E. McLeod (CHI)
A. Naeher (BOS): Naeher may not be the best option, but if you need a non-allocated spot, she is worth a look. With Lisa DeVanna back with Sky Blue, Naeher will have her work cut out, but points are there.
N. Barnhart (FCKC): A potentially tough matchup, but Barnie has been pretty on her game, helping FCKC into the top of the league standings.
E. McLeod (CHI): Facing Lauren Cheney and FC Kansas City opens up a potentially huge game for McLeod and Chicago.
Defense: L. Robinson (FCKC), E. Reed (SEA), A. Sahlen (WNY), C. Foord (SBFC)
L. Robinson (FCKC): A staple in my back line, and probably in yours too. Has a major tendency to push up and attack…
E. Reed (SEA): An option to pick up some shut-out points. Seattle just needs to pull their defense together.
A. Sahlen (WNY): Still a force to be reckoned with, and involved in set pieces. Could also be some potential for shutout.
C. Foord (SBFC): Always dangerous on set pieces.
WATCH LIST: S. Fuss (CHI), B. Sauerbrunn (FCKC), B. Taylor (WNY)
S. Fuss (CHI): Looking pretty steady for Chicago. Tough matchup, though.
B. Sauerbrunn (FCKC): If you have the allocated spot available, go ahead and use her. She’s fantastic at getting forward and attacking and could also lock in another shutout for the Blues.
B. Taylor (WNY): Another good option in the back for Western New York if you decide not to go with Sahlen. Both have great presence on set pieces.
Midfielders: L. Holiday (FCKC), M. Rapinoe (SEA), C. Nairn (SEA), L. Chalupny (CHI)
L. Holiday (nee Cheney, FCKC): SHE’S BACK! Married, with a new surname, but Cheney is the best midfielder in the league. Hard to argue a spot.
M. Rapinoe (SEA): Helping Seattle turn their season around, and while it might be too late for the playoffs, it won’t affect Seattle’s play for redemption.
C. Nairn (SEA): With the help of Rapinoe in the midfield, Narin has been much more active and point-hungry. Less of a foul-collector than Fishlock.
L. Chalupny (CHI): Kind of a bust last week, but a great option for a non-allocated spot, if you need one…and I needed one.
WATCH LIST: E. Tymrak (FCKC), C. Lloyd (WNY), T. Heath (POR), C. Sinclair (POR), J. Fishlock (SEA), H. O’Reilly (BOS)
E. Tymrak (FCKC): Still dangerous, despite a lack of points in recent weeks.
C. Lloyd (WNY): Once again, if I don’t put Lloyd on my roster, she’ll probably score five goals. So, use her if you will. Watch out for those pesky pesky fouls and yellow cards.
T. Heath (POR): If she plays, she could provide the spark Portland needs to get back on top of the league. Heath is a magic-maker.
C. Sinclair (POR): The Canadian International has settled into her midfield position, and though I’d still rather see her up top, she has lots of opportunities to get some shots off.
J. Fishlock (SEA): Always dangerous, but those fouls still hover. Gains some points if she doesn’t lose them to yellow cards.
H. O’Reilly (BOS): Such a terrific player. Makes things happen, scores goals, and provides support for others. Her points come and go, but you never know when they’ll come again.
Forwards: S. Leroux (BOS), R. Cuellar (SEA)
S. Leroux (BOS): A risk, given her unpredictability. But hard to argue against the league leader in scoring.
R. Cuellar (SEA): With Rapinoe back, Cuellar could see some stellar looks on goal. She’s due for a big game, and I’m hoping it’s this week.
WATCH LIST: A. Wambach (WNY), L. DeVanna (SBFC), A. Morgan (POR)
A. Wambach (WNY): Almost a bust last week, but two goals in the last game helps me. Tough matchup against Portland, but if she can break through the defensive line, she could have some good looks.
L. DeVanna (SBFC): The Aussie is back, with a tough matchup, but we’ve seen what DeVanna can do.
A. Morgan (POR): Lacking in points of late, and has a tough matchup.