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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Two Victor Bernardez goals take him to the the top in Week 2

Scoring two goals as a defender sure makes quite an impact. According to the Castrol Index, the performance of San Jose Earthquakes defender Víctor Bernárdez was the best of Week 2.

The San Jose-Real Salt Lake match on Saturday night produced not only the top performance of the weekend, but Joao Plata (No. 3) and Chris Wondolowski (T-No. 4) also appeared in the top five. Plata placed third this week, producing a goal and an assist, after coming in first last week. Two other players from that game, Steven Lenhart (No. 6) and Shea Salinas (No. 16), appeared in the top 20 this week.

Thierry Henry (No. 2) and Aurélien Collin (No. 5) round out the top five this week, each giving their teams 1-0 leads before seeing their tallies matched.

Forwards again grabbed the most spots in the top 20 this week, collecting nine of them. Jermain Defoe (No. 7), in his first game in MLS, was one of those nine forwards after scoring twice in Seattle to lead his Toronto FC side to victory.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 2 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Víctor Bernárdez Defender San Jose Earthquakes 90 Real Salt Lake 1,851
2 Thierry Henry Forward New York Red Bulls 90 Colorado Rapids 1,447
3 Joao Plata Forward Real Salt Lake 82 San Jose Earthquakes 1,425
T-4 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Real Salt Lake 1,357
T-4 Aurélien Collin Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 FC Dallas 1,357
6 Steven Lenhart Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Real Salt Lake 1,219
7 Jermain Defoe Forward Toronto FC 90 Seattle Sounders 1,217
8 Sébastien Le Toux Forward Philadelphia Union 90 New England Revolution 1,213
9 Diego Valeri Midfielder Portland Timbers 86 Chicago Fire 1,116
10 Matt Hedges Defender FC Dallas 90 Sporting Kansas City 928
11 Erick Torres Forward Chivas USA 87 Vancouver Whitecaps
916
12 Andrew Driver Midfielder Houston Dynamo 82 Montreal Impact 908
13 Darlington Nagbe Forward Portland Timbers 90 Chicago Fire 872
14 Dillon Serna Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 New York Red Bulls 814
15 Seth Sinovic Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 FC Dallas 806
16 Shea Salinas Midfielder San Jose Earthquakes 90 Real Salt Lake 800
17 Clint Dempsey Midfielder Seattle Sounders 90 Toronto FC 794
18 Obafemi Martins Forward Seattle Sounders 90 Toronto FC 786
19 Mechack Jerome Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 FC Dallas 768
20 Dylan Remick Defender Seattle Sounders 90 Toronto FC 765