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Castrol Index - Chris Wondolowski (Week 29)

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Can an MVP nod be too far behind at this point?

It's a legitimate question after San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski swept up another individual honor, finishing No. 1 in the Castrol Weekly Top 20 as the top MLS performer in Week 29. (Read all about the Castrol methodology here.)

Add to that another Player of the Week award for Wondolowski, a new MLS single-season record with 10 game-winning goals and a virtual stranglehold on the Golden Boot award and the Supporters' Shield, and it's been a pretty good week for Wondo. And the Castrol rating that netted him the top spot was awarded for the 32-minute shift he logged against the Portland Timbers last Wednesday  the shortest run-out to claim No. 1 this season.

Earthquakes players book-ended the Top 20 (Steven Beitashour finished No. 20), but it was their counterparts in the East that ruled the roost. Sporting KC had four players in the top 10  three from their 2-0 win over the Red Bulls, and one from the scoreless draw at Montreal  while the Columbus Crew were represented by three players.

LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane at No. 2 is no surprise, but Josué Martínez's third-place finish for Philadelphia came out of the blue after a season spent largely on the margins of the Union.

Weekly Top 20 Performers - Week 29+ Powered by Castrol Index

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points vs.
1 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 32 1,626 Portland Timbers
2 Robbie Keane Forward LA Galaxy 90 1,518 Toronto FC
3 Josué Martínez Forward Philadelphia Union 90 1,454 Houston Dynamo
4 C.J. Sapong Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 1,351 NY Red Bulls
5 Kei Kamara Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 1,240 NY Red Bulls
6 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 1,216 Montreal Impact
7 Bill Hamid Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 1,215 Philadelphia Union
8 Matt Besler Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 1,204 NY Red Bulls
9 Jack McInerney Forward Philadelphia Union 90 1,187 D.C. United
10 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 1,152 Chivas USA
11 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 1,132 Columbus Crew
12 Fabián Espíndola Forward Real Salt Lake 82 1,123 Portland Timbers
13 Bill Gaudette Goalkeeper New York Red Bulls 90 1,072 Sporting KC
14 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 1,064 Sporting KC
15 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 1,037 D.C. United
16 Chad Marshall Defender Columbus Crew 90 1,027 Chicago Fire
17 Darrius Barnes Defender New England Revolution 90 1,012 NY Red Bulls
18 Alain Rochat Defender Vancouver Whitecaps 90 999 Colorado Rapids
19 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 90 996 Chivas USA
20 Steven Beitashour Defender San Jose Earthquakes 90 983 Portland Timbers