Castrol Weekly Top 20: Seattle's EJ answers critics at #1
Under fire for his role in recent on-field incidents, Eddie Johnson let his goals do the talking this week.
The heralded Seattle Sounders forward hit a brace against the New England Revolution and, while it wasn't enough to get his team all three points, it did lock up the No. 1 spot for EJ in the Castrol Top 20 for Week 17.
It was also a week for goalkeepers with four featuring on the list, including Toronto's Milos Kocic (No. 9) who is joined by teammates Ryan Johnson (No. 15) and Danny Koevermans (No. 3) with TFC experiencing a revival.
The top defenders on the list belong to D.C. United with Robbie Russell (No. 6) and Dejan Jakovic (No. 10) ranking highest.
And while New York's Jan Gunnar Solli (No. 18) made the list for yet another week, two Colorado Rapids made surprise appearances as Jaime Castrillón (No. 4) and Hunter Freeman (No. 20) left their mark on the Portland Timbers in a dominant 3-0 win that could prove a turning point for their season.
Weekly Top 20 Performers - Week 17+ Powered by Castrol Index
|1||Eddie Johnson||Forward||Seattle||90||1,731||New England|
|2||Chris Wondolowski||Forward||San Jose||90||1,399||LA Galaxy|
|3||Danny Koevermans||Forward||Toronto FC||85||1,347||New York|
|5||Kei Kamara||Forward||Sporting KC||90||1,307||Chicago|
|6||Robbie Russell||Defender||D.C. United||90||1,244||Montreal|
|7||Andy Gruenebaum||Goalkeeper||Columbus||90||1,240||Real Salt Lake|
|8||Steven Lenhart||Forward||San Jose||67||1,179||LA Galaxy|
|9||Milos Kocic||Goalkeeper||Toronto FC||90||1,139||Montreal|
|10||Dejan Jakovic||Defender||D.C. United||90||1,087||Montreal|
|12||Eddie Gaven||Midfielder||Columbus||90||1,063||Real Salt Lake|
|13||Saer Sene||Forward||New England||90||1,031||Seattle|
|14||Sean Johnson||Goalkeeper||Chicago||90||969||Sporting KC|
|15||Ryan Johnson||Forward||Toronto FC||90||966||Montreal|
|16||Tony Tchani||Midfielder||Columbus||70||953||Real Salt Lake|
|17||Jimmy Nielsen||Goalkeeper||Sporting KC||90||951||Chicago|
|18||Jan Gunnar Solli||Midfielder||New York||90||921||Toronto FC|
|19||Víctor Bernárdez||Defender||San Jose||90||908||LA Galaxy|