Dukes SC led the round with 112 points:
The team exhibited tremendous balance, with ten out of eleven players scoring eight or more points (Tim Melia (SKC, $6.3) came off the bench with 8 points.) MILLERtime When WYNNE’n is still the overall leader by 48 points.
Evan Bush (MTL, $7.4) allowed a handful of goals, but he saved a penalty and led all goalkeepers with 11 points. Behind him, the pair of Jeff Attinella (POR, $5.5) and Joe Willis (HOU, $5.0) had 9 points each, with Attinella earning a clean sheet and Willis saving a penalty.
Kansas City’s duo of Graham Zusi ($9.0) and Matt Besler ($7.2) contributed a clean sheet and an assist on the way to 16 and 13 points respectively, taking the top two spots among defenders. . Meanwhile, Portland’s Larrys Mabiala ($6.0) had a goal and a clean sheet for 13 points.
Ignacio Piatti’s (MTL, $11.7) hat trick sent him on the way to 19 points, leading all midfielders and tieing for the lead among all players. He just edged out Johnny Russell (SKC, $9.3), who scored 18 points on a hat trick of his own, and his teammate Yohan Croizet ($5.7), who had a goal and an assist on the way to 17 points.
Houston’s Romell Quioto ($6.5) tallied a goal and two assists on the way to 19 points, the best among forwards and sharing the overall lead. Trailing him were Carlos Vela (LA, $12.5), with a goal, an assist, and 14 points, and Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $10.4), who had a goal and 10 points.
The San Jose Earthquakes have just one point to show for their three road games this season, so I like Zack Steffen (CLB, $5.8) in goal at home against them. I like Ike Opara (SKC, $6.6) in defense at New England, and Benny Feilhaber (LA, $10.0) in the midfield at home against Seattle in the first game at Banc of California Stadium. At forward, I like Darwin Quintero (MIN, $10.0) at home against Houston.