Castrol Weekly Top 20: Seattle's EJ answers critics at #1

Castrol Index - Eddie Johnson (Week 17)

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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

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points vs.
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
4 Jaime Castrillón Midfielder Colorado 80 1,317 Portland
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
11 Brad Davis Midfielder Houston 90 1,073 Philadelphia
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
20 Hunter Freeman Defender Colorado 90 890 Portland