Castrol Weekly Top 20: Wondolowski's early case for MVP

Castrol Index - Chris Wondolowski (Week 19)

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Golden Boot leader. Player of the Week. Now the Castrol Top 20 crown.

There's little that didn't go right for MLS MVP candidate Chris Wondolowski, whose hat trick against Real Salt Lake extended the San Jose Earthquakes' lead atop the league. And they have their captain to thank.

The other Quakes player who features in the Castrol Top 20 is forward Alan Gordon (No. 10), who has filled in admirable for Steven Lenhart, who has been forced to sit out with concussion symptoms.

A host of Designated Players also cracked the list: LA's Robbie Keane (No. 2), Portland's Kris Boyd (No. 4), FC Dallas winger Fabián Castillo (No. 6), Boniek García of Houston (No. 7), Marco Di Vaio (No. 13), Seattle's Álvaro Fernández (No. 19) and New York's Thierry Henry (No. 20).

Sébastien Le Toux played well enough in his debut for the New York Red Bulls, only 48 hours after a trade from Vancouver, and he landed at No. 17 in the bottom half of the chart. That's also where three Toronto FC players find themselves — a clear sign of the rejuvenation of the club under new manager Paul Mariner.

Weekly Top 20 Performers - Week 19+ Powered by Castrol Index

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points vs.
1 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 81 2,330 Real Salt Lake
2 Robbie Keane Forward LA Galaxy 90 2,125 Portland Timbers
3 Carlos Valdés Defender Philadelphia Union 90 1,470 Montreal Impact
4 Kris Boyd Forward Portland Timbers 90 1,348 LA Galaxy
5 Darren Mattocks Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 1,249 Toronto FC
6 Fabián Castillo Forward FC Dallas 90 1,246 Colorado Rapids
7 Boniek García Midfielder Houston Dynamo 90 1,156 D.C. United
8 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 63 1,116 D.C. United
9 Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Chicago Fire 90 1,104 Vancouver
10 Alan Gordon Forward San Jose Earthquakes 77 1,090 Real Salt Lake
11 Lionard Pajoy Forward Philadelphia Union 45 1,078 Montreal Impact
12 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 1,043 Columbus Crew
13 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 1,036 Philadelphia Union
14 Milos Kocic Goalkeeper Toronto FC 90 1,030 New England
15 Luis Silva Midfielder Toronto FC 90 1,012 New England
16 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 1,012 D.C. United
17 Sébastien Le Toux Forward New York Red Bulls 90 956 Seattle Sounders
18 Terry Dunfield Midfielder Toronto FC 90 954 Vancouver
19 Álvaro Fernández Midfielder Seattle Sounders 90 939 NY Red Bulls
20 Thierry Henry Forward New York Red Bulls 90 930 Seattle Sounders