Round one is in the books, and Demonbarber19 has set the pace with 95 points. The team was led by... wait, what?
They’re still working out the off-season kinks, I guess.
A trio of players led the position with 7 points. DCU’s Bill Hamid ($6.4) kept a clean sheet, while Tim Howard (COL, $6.0), whose gold don’t rust, even in the snow, and Andre Blake (PHI, $6.0) each saved a penalty.
Nick DeLeon’s (TOR, $5.5) goal and assist helped him to 13 points and the defensive lead, while Doneil Henry (VAN, $5.0) scored a goal on the way to 11 points. A trio of defenders tied for third with 10 points: Frederic Brillant (DCU, $6.0), who had a clean sheet, along with Francisco Calvo (MIN, $6.5) and Gaston Sauro (CLB, $5.0), who each scored a goal. The remaining D.C. defenders were Steven Birnbaum ($6.5) with 9 points, Leonardo Jara ($6.5) with 8, and Joseph Mora ($5.5) with 7.
D.C. United’s Luciano Acosta ($11.0), with 15 points on a goal and an assist, shared the midfield lead with Diego Valeri (POR, $11.0), who had the same. The Seattle pair of Nicolas Lodeiro ($11.5) and Victor Rodriguez (SEA, $8.5) tied for third with 14 points, with each tallying two assists. For United, Paul Arriola ($9.0) scored 12 points, followed by Junior Moreno ($6.5) with 9, Lucas Rodriguez ($9.4) with 8, Russell Canouse ($7.8) with 7, and the pair of Ulises Segura ($6.2) and Chris Durkin ($5.7) with 1.
Darwin Quintero (MIN, $11.5) led all forwards and all players with 18 points on a goal and two assists. Trailing him was Jordan Morris (SEA, $8.5), with two goals and 12 points, and the pair of Alexandru Mitrita (NY, $10.4), with 9 points on the strength of an assist, and Miguel Ibarra (MIN, $8.5), with the same on a goal and an assist. Wayne Rooney ($10.9) was the only scoring DCU forward, with 5 points.
Everyone is playing once, except Toronto and the Red Bulls, who are on a bye. After Philadelphia’s performance against Toronto, I like Tim Melia (SKC, $6.0) in goal at home against the Union. Go with Kim Kee-hee (SEA, $5.4) in defense at home against Colorado, and Albert Rusnak (RSL, $10.5) at home against Vancouver. And lastly, it’s a good time to buy Josef Martinez (ATL, $10.6) at forward at home against expansion Cincinnati.