Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Luis Robles gets boost he needed for New York Red Bulls

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Luis Robles needed a weekend like the one he just had. Pretty badly, really.

The New York Red Bulls starting 'keeper for now – still just "for now" – saved a penalty by the Crew's Federico Higuain and came up with a handful more quality saves that catapulted him to the top of the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20. Robles, who was Man of the Match in his team's 1-0 road win in Columbus, has been the default No. 1 for New York this season. But with both youngster Ryan Meara and veteran Kevin Hartman approaching full fitness, head coach Mike Petke put Robles on notice that the job is soon to be up for grabs.

And Robles made it clear that he won't be surrendering his starting spot without a fight.

Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson claimed the No. 2 spot thanks to a solid all-around 90 minutes against Philly, which included his second goal of the year. It came off a corner swung in by Mauro Rosales, who also cracked the top 20 with a 15th-place showing.

Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth claimed his now customary place in the top five, finishing No. 3 thanks to a strong showing in New England's scoreless draw at Portland, while veteran 'keeper Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake picked up an assist in his team's 2-0 home win over Vancouver, and helped himself to the No. 4 spot.

Montreal Impact winger Justin Mapp rounded out a phenomenal week with a pair of goals in San Jose and the No. 5 ranking in the top 20.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.

Castrol Index Week 10 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Luis Robles Goalkeeper New York Red Bulls 90 Columbus Crew 1,533
2 Eddie Johnson Forward Seattle Sounders FC 90 Philadelphia Union 1,500
3 Bobby Shuttleworth Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Portland Timbers 1,363
4 Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Real Salt Lake 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,348
5 Justin Mapp Midfielder Montreal Impact 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,154
6 Claudio Bieler Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 Chivas USA 1,115
7 Clint Irwin Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 Toronto FC 1,114
8 Adam Jahn Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Montreal Impact 1,081
9 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 New England Revolution 1,072
10 Darlington Nagbe Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 New England Revolution 1,071
11 Javier Morales Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,028
12 Tim Cahill Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Columbus Crew 1,026
13 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 LA Galaxy 954
14 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 67 Chivas USA 944
15 Mauro Rosales Midfielder Seattle Sounders FC 82 Philadelphia Union 935
16 Danny Cruz Midfielder Philadelphia Union 71 Seattle Sounders FC 887
17 Juninho Midfielder LA Galaxy 90 Houston Dynamo 880
18 Michael Harrington Defender Portland Timbers 90 New England Revolution 848
19 Seth Sinovic Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 Chivas USA 838
20 Edson Buddle Forward Colorado Rapids 45 Toronto FC 827