Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Conor Casey, Zac MacMath lead big Week 24 for Philadelphia Union

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Goalkeepers and veteran strikers ruled the roost in the latest edition of the Castrol Index Top 20, with burly target man Conor Casey leading the way.

The Philadelphia Union frontrunner's two-goal performance against D.C. United earned him a league-high 1,618 points in Week 24. Following close behind was Whitecaps shot-stopper David Ousted, who racked up 1,616 points in the second start of his MLS career, a well-earned 2-0 victory over San Jose

FC Dallas hitman Blas Pérez came in third overall thanks to an impressive outing against the defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy, while Nick Rimando's saves in Real Salt Lake's tight 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo garnered him 1,434 points. Another GK, Casey's teammate Zac MacMath, was recognized for his contributions to Philly's triumph as well. 

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.

Castrol Index Week 24 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Conor Casey Forward Philadelphia Union 85 D.C. United 1,618
2 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,616
3 Blas Pérez Forward FC Dallas 90 LA Galaxy 1,469
4 Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Real Salt Lake 90 Houston Dynamo 1,434
5 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 D.C. United 1,374
6 Landon Donovan Forward LA Galaxy 90 FC Dallas 1,278
7 Kei Kamara Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 New England Revolution 1,232
8 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 New England Revolution 1,210
9 Bill Hamid Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 Philadelphia Union 1,199
10 Matt Lampson Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 New York Red Bulls 1,194
11 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 Colorado Rapids 1,105
12 Shea Salinas Midfielder San Jose Earthquakes 75 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,066
13 Dilly Duka Midfielder Columbus Crew 71

New York Red Bulls

1,053
14 Marcus Hahnemann Goalkeeper Seattle Sounders 90 Toronto FC 983
15 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 Chivas USA 968
16 Matt Hedges Defender FC Dallas 90 LA Galaxy 960
17 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 Real Salt Lake 957
18 Camilo Sanvezzo Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 San Jose Earthquakes 954
19 Mauro Rosales Midfielder Seattle Sounders 71 Toronto FC 897
20 Federico Higuaín Forward Columbus Crew 88 New York Red Bulls 893