Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Vancouver Whitecaps' Brad Knighton earns top marks Week 19

Did Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton have the best week in MLS Week 19?

It sure looks like it, as he led his team to their first-ever Cascadia Cup win Saturday, a 2-0 win at BC Place. Knighton's seven save performance did not go unnoticed, as he won MLS Player of the Week honors, and also moved him up to the top slot in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 19.

Goalkeepers dominated the Index this week, as Tally Hall (No. 3) and Raúl Fernández (No. 5) also made the Top 5. But four other goalkeepers, Joe Willis (No. 6), Dan Kennedy (Nos. 8 and 20), Zac MacMath (No. 11), and Donovan Ricketts (No. 16) also put in strong performaces last week and made the Top 20 cut.

With Kennedy notching his first clean sheet of the season vs. FC Dallas and making a slew of saves in a 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact in a double game week, he made the list twice for his performances.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.

Castrol Index Week 19 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Brad Knighton Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Seattle Sounders 1,588
2 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 85 Chivas USA 1,377
3 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 Philadelphia Union 1,341
4 Hector Jimenez Midfielder LA Galaxy 81 FC Dallas 1,334
5 Raúl Fernández Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 Chivas USA 1,244
6 Joe Willis Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 Colorado Rapids 1,244
7 Robbie Rogers Midfielder LA Galaxy 90 FC Dallas 1,227
8 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 Montreal Impact 1,220
9 Nathan Sturgis Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 New York Red Bulls 1,212
10 DeShorn Brown Forward Colorado Rapids 90 D.C. United 1,206
11 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 Houston Dynamo 1,199
12 Obafemi Martins Forward Seattle Sounders 90 D.C. United 1,171
13 Marcelo Sarvas Midfielder LA Galaxy 87

FC Dallas

1,157
14 Jeremy Brockie Forward Toronto FC 90 Montreal Impact 1,150
15 Bernardo Añor Midfielder Columbus Crew 90 Portland Timbers 1,140
16 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 Columbus Crew 1,121
17 Dilly Duka Midfielder Chicago Fire 87 San Jose Earthquakes 1,114
18 Sébastien Le Toux Midfielder Philadelphia Union 90 Real Salt Lake 1,104
19 Omar Gonzalez Defender LA Galaxy 90 Columbus Crew 1,104
20 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 FC Dallas 1,093