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Fantasy Focus: Quin-terror

That’s quite a way to start the season

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Positional Leaders


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.

Looking Ahead

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.