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