With a score of 175 points, Demonbarbers led the league.
That score was big because second place Demonbarbers shrank MILLERtime When WYNNE’n’s overall lead to 12 points, setting the stage for final day drama.
Tim Melia (SKC, $8.6) posted a clean sheet and saved a penalty, scoring 16 points and leading all goalkeepers. Behind him, Nick Rimando (RSL, $7.2) closed out his season with a saved penalty and 12 points, and Bill Hamid (DCU, $8.9) had a clean sheet of his own on the way to 11 points and A BERTH IN THE PLAYOFFS. YEAH BOYYYYYYYYYY. Where was I?
Portland’s Larrys Mabiala ($8.6) led all defenders with a goal, a clean sheet, and 16 points. Behind him was the Kansas City duo of Ike Opara ($11.5), who had a clean sheet and 15 points, and Matt Besler ($10.3), who did the same for 14 points. For playoff-clenching D.C. United... did I already mention that? D.C. United are in the playoffs. Steven Birnbaum ($9.7) scored 13 points, followed by both Frederic Brillant ($7.0) and Joseph Mora ($7.7) with 12, and Nick DeLeon ($4.7) with 10.
Daniel Salloi (SKC, $6.3) scored three goals over two games, tallying 24 points and leading all players. Trailing him was the duo of Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $12.3), who scored 17 points on two goals, and DCU’s own Luciano Acosta $13.5), who did the same on a goal and an assist. The rest of postseason-bound DCU’s midfield featured Russell Canouse ($8.6) with 13 points; Yamil Asad ($9.0) with 9; the trio of Paul Arriola ($9.0), Junior Moreno ($6.9), and Ulises Segura ($4.6) with 4; and Zoltan Stieber ($5.4) and Chris Durkin ($4.9) with 3.
Señor Wayne Rooney ($13.8) scored three goals over two games on the way to 23 points, leading all forwards. Meanwhile, Diego Rossi (LAFC, $9.9) scored a brace on the way to 16 points, and Corey Baird (RSL, $6.9) had a goal and an assist for 14 points. No other D.C. forwards scored.
The final week is nigh. With an odd number of teams, RSL is on bye while every other team plays at the same time. I’ve got Sebastian Frei (SEA, $7.3) in goal at home against San Jose, and Frederic Brillant at Chicago as a cheap option in defense. With Montreal needing a win and help to get into the postseason, I’ve got Nacho Piatti in the midfield at New England, and Josef Martinez (ATL, $12.1) at forward at Toronto.