Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Once again, Clint Dempsey leads the pack in Week 8

Clint Dempsey is at it again. 

The Seattle Sounders star leads the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for the second time this season, after a two-goal performance in Seattle Sounders' 4-1 romp over the Colorado Rapids in Week 8.

Perhaps the only other player to compete for the spotlight was New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, who scored four goals in two games, including a hat trick midweek against the Houston Dynamo. Wright-Phillips has the distinction of making the Week 8 Top 20 twice, as his performance against the Columbus Crew ranks him No. 18 to go with his No. 2 ranking for the Houston match.

Rounding out the Top 5 for the week are Dempsey's teammate Obafemi Martins (No. 3), Wright-Phillips' teammate Luis Robles (No. 4), who remains in the Top 5 for the second week running, and Dynamo forward Will Bruin (No. 5).

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 8 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Clint Dempsey Midfielder Seattle Sounders 88 Colorado Rapids 2,310
2 Bradley Wright-Phillips Forward New York Red Bulls 90 Houston Dynamo 1,948
3 Obafemi Martins Forward Seattle Sounders 90 Colorado Rapids 1,851
4 Luis Robles Goalkeeper New York Red Bulls 90 Houston Dynamo 1,697
5 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 89 Portland Timbers 1,508
6 Fabián Espíndola Forward D.C. United 79 FC Dallas 1,416
7 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 Philadelphia Union 1,235
8 Teal Bunbury Forward New England Revolution 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,169
9 Bobby Boswell Defender D.C. United 90 FC Dallas 1,162
10 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 Houston Dynamo 1,109
11 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 Chivas USA 1,107
12 Dillon Serna Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 Seattle Sounders 1,083
13 Gastón Fernández Forward Portland Timbers 90 Houston Dynamo 1,065
14 Álvaro Saborío Forward Real Salt Lake 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,044
15 Sean Franklin Defender D.C. United 74 FC Dallas 1,021
16 Leandro Barrera Midfielder Chivas USA 90 San Jose Earthquakes 970
17 Nicolás Mezquida Midfielder Vancouver Whitecaps 24 Real Salt Lake 969
18 Bradley Wright-Phillips Forward New York Red Bulls 90 Columbus Crew 962
19 Felipe Martins Midfielder Montreal Impact 89 Philadelphia Union 931
20 Lamar Neagle Forward Seattle Sounders 90 Colorado Rapids 930