Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski back on top
The Goonies were back to their old ways last week, and the leader of the bunch, Chris Wondolowski, earned himself top honors in this week's Castrol Index Top 20. Wondo headed home the game-winner for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 1-0 triumph over the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium. For the meantime, the win has kept the Quakes in the playoff hunt.
Wondo's performance totaled 2,248 points, more than 600 points ahead of No. 2-ranked Portland Timbers defender Pa Modou Kah. Kah was a stalwart for the Timbers backline in the club's 1-0 win over Cascadia rival Seattle. He earned 1,647 in the Index for his performance.
Kekuta Manneh had the game of his career for the Whitecaps, and it showed in this week's Index. The rookie striker tallied a hat trick in his 71 minutes for the Vancouver Whitecaps in their 4-1 midweek win over the Seattle Sounders. That, coupled with the Timbers' win on Sunday over the Sounders, helped the Canadian club win the Cascadia Cup trophy.
Manneh tallied 1,359 and finished No. 4 in this week's rankings, just behind D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who helped United earn a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia. The Union's two strikers, Conor Casey and Jack McInerney, both finished in the Top 20, at No. 17 (941) and No. 19 (899) respectively. McInerney scored the lone goal for the Union in the contest.
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Castrol Index Week 33 Top 20 Performers
|1||Chris Wondolowski||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Colorado Rapids||2,248|
|2||Pa Modou Kah||Defender||Portland Timbers||90||Seattle Sounders FC||1,647|
|3||Bill Hamid||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||Philadelphia Union||1,563|
|4||Kekuta Manneh||Forward||Vancouver Whitecaps||71||Seattle Sounders FC||1,359|
|5||José Gonçalves||Defender||New England Revolution||90||Montreal Impact||1,352|
|6||Tally Hall||Goalkeeper||Houston Dynamo||90||Sporting Kansas City||1,321|
|7||Clint Irwin||Goalkeeper||Colorado Rapids||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,184|
|8||Mauro Rosales||Midfielder||Seattle Sounders FC||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,105|
|9||Fabián Castillo||Forward||FC Dallas||90||Chicago Fire||1,086|
|10||Juan Luis Anangonó||Forward||Chicago Fire||90||FC Dallas||1,077|
|11||Jimmy Nielsen||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||Houston Dynamo||1,075|
|12||Matt Reis||Goalkeeper||New England Revolution||90||Montreal Impact||1,073|
|13||Drew Moor||Defender||Colorado Rapids||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,068|
|14||Alan Gordon||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||85||Colorado Rapids||1,014|
|15||Donovan Ricketts||Goalkeeper||Portland Timbers||90||Seattle Sounders FC||992|
|16||David Ousted||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||Seattle Sounders FC||950|
|17||Conor Casey||Forward||Philadelphia Union||90||D.C. United||941|
|18||Kenny Cooper||Forward||FC Dallas||78||Chicago Fire||912|
|19||Jack McInerney||Forward||Philadelphia Union||18||D.C. United||899|
|20||Kalif Alhassan||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||85||Seattle Sounders FC||837|