Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: LA Galaxy's Jaime Penedo paces goalkeeper-heavy list this week

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Defenses and goalkeepers dominated this week's Castrol Index Weekly Top 20. Of the 20 players on the list, 15 were of the defensive sort, with all coming in within the top 16 spots.

Jaime Penedo of the LA Galaxy was the top point-getter for the week. His clean sheet in a scoreless draw agains the San Jose Earthquakes earned him 1,543 points. In the same game, Jon Busch of the Quakes also earned a spot in the Top 20, finishing at No. 7 with 1,244.

In total, the Galaxy – in their 1-0 win against Montreal and draw vs. San Jose – had three playes finish in the top 10, with Penedo, Kofi Opare (No. 6, 1,247 points) and Leonardo (No. 10, 1,112 points). The Impact had two of the five offensive-minded players in the Top 20. Marco Di Vaio came in at No. 19 with 919 points for his goal in the Impact's 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union. Justin Mapp had an assist from his midfield position in the same game. Mapp came in at No. 17 with 953 points.

Montreal had four total players in the Top 20, the most of any team in this week's list. Defender Karl Ouimette had the game-winning goal for the Impact in the match vs. Philadelphia. He came in at No. 12 on the list with 1,049 points. One step ahead of Ouimette was Impact 'keeper Evan Bush. His performance in Montreal's 1-0 loss to LA (6 saves) earned him 1,096 points at the No. 11 spot.

In total, eight goalkeepers, seven defenders, three midfielders and two forwards made the list.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 34 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Jaime Penedo Goalkeeper LA Galaxy 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,543
2 Ibrahim Sekagya Defender New York Red Bulls 90 Houston Dynamo 1,345
3 Chris Seitz Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 Seattle Sounders FC 1,289
4 Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Real Salt Lake 90 Portland Timbers 1,288
5 Matt Hedges Defender FC Dallas 90 Seattle Sounders FC 1,264
6 Kofi Opare Defender LA Galaxy 90 Montreal Impact 1,247
7 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 LA Galaxy 1,244
8 Stefan Frei Goalkeeper Toronto FC 90 Chicago Fire 1,215
9 A.J. Soares Defender New England Revolution 90 Columbus Crew 1,126
10 Leonardo Defender LA Galaxy 90 Montreal Impact 1,112
11 Evan Bush Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 LA Galaxy 1,096
12 Karl Ouimette Defender Montreal Impact 90 Philadelphia Union 1,049
13 Andy Dorman Midfielder New England Revolution 90 Columbus Crew 1,034
14 Luis Robles Goalkeeper New York Red Bulls 90 Houston Dynamo 1,019
15 Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Chicago Fire 90 Toronto FC 1,004
16 Michel Defender FC Dallas 32 Seattle Sounders FC 994
17 Justin Mapp Midfielder Montreal Impact 90 Philadelphia Union 953
18 Clint Dempsey Forward Seattle Sounders FC 90 FC Dallas 938
19 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 Philadelphia Union 919
20 Kelyn Rowe Midfielder New England Revolution 90 Columbus Crew 899