Kansas sporting a 100% record
After three rounds of the 2016 MLS season Sporting Kansas City are the only side to have collected maximum points. Dom Dwyer has been the main man so far for SKC, chipping in with two goals and an assist, while veteran Graham Zusi continues to orchestrate the majority of their attacks.
Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco, who picked up a catalogue of accolades in 2015 including the Landon Donovan MLS MVP, the MLS Audi Golden Boot and the MLS Newcomer of the Year award, has continued where he left off and has two goals and two assists to his name already.
The Portland Timbers ended their trophy drought with victory in the 2015 MLS Cup Final in December and fantasy football managers will more than likely be familiar with Diego Valeri. However, the Argentinian playmaker warrants a special mention, having taken a staggering 30 corners during the course of the new campaign already. No other Timbers player has taken one as of yet, so this looks a rich source of fantasy points that needs to be factored into player projections and line-up analysis.
Another Argentinian playmaker, Ignacio Piatti of the Montreal Impact, heads WhoScored’s player ratings at this early stage of the season. The attacking midfielder, nicknamed ”Nacho”, has three goals and an assist already, and should continue to make a telling contribution as the season progresses.
Elsewhere, an astonishing 18 goals have been scored in the three fixtures that Houston Dynamo have participated in. The Dynamo followed up an opening day 6-goal thriller with New England Revolution by thrashing FC Dallas 5-0, before succumbing 4-3 to the New York Red Bulls at the weekend after throwing away a 3-2 lead. Forward Will Bruin has found the net three times and has a couple of assists to show for his efforts so far as well.
There are MLS fixtures scheduled for this upcoming weekend even though the domestic European leagues have been put on hold due to an ill-timed International break, so team news will be vital with so many MLS players called up for their respective nations.