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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Jermain Defoe goal in Toronto FC win gives him top spot in Week 3

Jermain Defoe’s magical start to his MLS career has now also made him the top performer of Week 3, according to the Castrol Index.

Defoe scored the winning goal in Toronto FC’s 1-0 victory against D.C. United on Saturday, following up on his brace from their season-opening 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders a week ago.

Players from the defensive side made up the next three spots in the rankings: defender Ike Opara (No. 2), who led Sporting Kansas City to a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over San Jose; Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted, who made three saves in their 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution; and Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, who made five saves in their 2-0 win over Montreal Impact.

D.C. 'keeper Bill Hamid also cracked the top 10, coming in at 10th after making five saves.

Attackers rounded out the rest of the top 10. Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown (No. 5) scored a goal and came up with a handful of dangerous chances in a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers, while New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty came in at fifth after his goal led to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

 

Castrol Index Week 2 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Jermain Defoe Forward Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 1,463
2 Ike Opara Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,406
3 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New England Revolution 1,380
4 Stefan Frei Goalkeeper Seattle Sounders 90 Montreal Impact 1,334
5 Deshorn Brown Forward Colorado Rapids 90 Portland Timbers 1,289
6 Dax McCarty Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Chicago Fire 1,205
7 Obafemi Martins Forward Seattle Sounders 86 Montreal Impact 1,197
8 Leo Fernandes Forward Philadelphia Union 35 Columbus Crew 1,015
9 Bill Hamid Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 Toronto FC 975
10 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 San Jose Earthquakes 969
11 Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi Midfielder San Jose Earthquakes 90 Sporting Kansas City
963
12 Eric Kronberg Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 San Jose Earthquakes 952
13 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 Sporting Kansas City 947
14 Chris Seitz Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 Chivas USA 942
15 Seth Sinovic Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 San Jose Earthquakes 940
16 Jeff Larentowicz Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 New York Red Bulls 934
17 Steve Clark Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 Philadelphia Union 920
18 John Berner Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 Portland Timbers 904
19 Alex Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 New York Red Bulls 903
20 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 Portland Timbers 898