Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Seattle Sounders' Lamar Neagle takes charge in Week 22

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Scoring was back in MLS Week 22, and the Castrol Index Weekly rankings reflect that.

Seattle Sounders midfielder/forward Lamar Neagle notched the game-winning goal for his team on Sunday against Chivas USA, and earned top marks in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 as a result of his performance. After the Sounders went down early, Brad Evans tied the game before Neagle put the hosts ahead for good.

Following Neagle in the Top 5 were two other scorers, New York's Fabián Espíndola (No. 2), who had a pair of goals, and Real Salt Lake's Álvaro Saborío (No. 3), who had a hat trick, in a wild 4-3 win by the Red Bulls over RSL Saturday. Saborío also won MLS Player of the Week honors for his performance in that game.

Espindola's Red Bulls teammate Tim Cahill came in at No. 4 in the rankings, while Colorado Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas (No. 5) played the unlikely hero in his team's 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.

Castrol Index Week 22 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Lamar Neagle Midfielder Seattle Sounders 90 Chivas USA 1,540
2 Fabián Espíndola Forward New York Red Bulls 90 Real Salt Lake 1,447
3 Álvaro Saborío Forward Real Salt Lake 90 New York Red Bulls 1,245
4 Tim Cahill Midfielder New York Red Bulls 84 Real Salt Lake 1,183
5 Hendry Thomas Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 LA Galaxy 1,167
6 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 Chicago Fire 1,135
7 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,125
8 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,060
9 Cam Weaver Forward Houston Dynamo 79 Chicago Fire 1,036
10 Diego Fagundez Forward New England Revolution 69 D.C. United 1,015
11 Paolo Tornaghi Goalkeeper Chicago Fire 90 Houston Dynamo 978
12 Dax McCarty Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Real Salt Lake 972
13 Mike Magee Forward Chicago Fire 90

Houston Dynamo

949
14 Shea Salinas Midfielder San Jose Earthquakes 89 Portland Timbers 939
15 Dillon Powers Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 LA Galaxy 908
16 Dimitry Imbongo Forward New England Revolution 83 D.C. United 896
17 Brad Knighton Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Philadelphia Union 886
18 Will Johnson Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 San Jose Earthquakes 867
19 Camilo Sanvezzo Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Philadelphia Union 848
20 Joe Willis Goalkeeper D.C. United  90 New England Revolution 843