Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch leads the way in Week 16

Things seem to be looking up for the San Jose Earthquakes.

In a relatively light week, Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch topped the Castrol Index Top 20 for Week 16 with a terrific performance in a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids, the first under new San Jose interim manager Mark Watson. Busch's six saves helped the Quakes hold off the resurgent Rapids, down a man for more than 70 minutes after Atiba Harris' sending off.

However, it was multiple players from Colorado and the New England Revolution who distinguished themselves despite being on the wrong side of their respective results. Nathan Sturgis (No. 2), Brian Mullan (No. 7), Drew Moor (No. 10), and Marvell Wynne (No. 14) all rated highly in a losing cause for the Rapids, while Scott Caldwell (No. 11), Dimitry Imbongo (No. 15), and Juan Agudelo (No. 19) made the grade for the Revs following a wild 4-3 loss against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.

Castrol Index Week 16 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 Colorado Rapids 1,349
2 Nathan Sturgis Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,326
3 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 FC Dallas 1,306
4 Kenny Miller Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New England Revolution 1,246
5 Diego Chará Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 FC Dallas 1,085
6 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 Montreal Impact 988
7 Brian Mullan Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 981
8 Dominic Oduro Forward Columbus Crew 89 Montreal Impact 972
9 Joe Bendik Goalkeeper Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 912
10 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 821
11 Scott Caldwell Midfielder New England Revolution 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 811
12 Diego Valeri Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 FC Dallas 783
13 Jordan Harvey Defender Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New England Revolution 760
14 Marvell Wynne Defender Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 759
15 Dimitry Imbongo Forward New England Revolution 22 Vancouver Whitecaps 746
16 David Ferreira Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Portland Timbers 745
17 Robert Earnshaw Forward Toronto FC 79 D.C. United 702
18 Chad Marshall Defender Columbus Crew 90 Montreal Impact 698
19 Juan Agudelo Forward New England Revolution 74 Vancouver Whitecaps 694
20 Nick DeLeon Midfielder D.C. United 90 Toronto FC 678