Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Alvaro Saborio's role in comeback win lead way in Week 9
In a week with no draws, it took a remarkable late comeback to pace the pack in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.
The two attackers for Real Salt Lake who led the charge in their come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Chicago Fire in Week 9, Álvaro Saborío and Joao Plata, lead the Castrol Index as the week's top performers.
Saborio, who scored the equalizer and assisted on the gamewinner, earned top honors, while Plata, who scored two goals, including the winner, finished right behind his strike partner.
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (No. 3), who saved a penalty in his team's 1-0 road win over FC Dallas, is in the Top 5 for the third week running, while another player who scored late to push his team to victory, Chad Marshall of the Seattle Sounders, ranked No. 4 for the week.
Chicago's Mike Magee, on the wrong side of RSL's comeback, had a goal in the loss and earned the No. 5 spot.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 9 Top 20 Performers
|1||Álvaro Saborío||Forward||Real Salt Lake||90||Chicago Fire||1,927|
|2||Joao Plata||Forward||Real Salt Lake||90||Chicago Fire||1,841|
|3||Luis Robles||Goalkeeper||New York Red Bulls||90||FC Dallas||1,492|
|4||Chad Marshall||Defender||Seattle Sounders||90||Philadelphia Union||1,394|
|5||Mike Magee||Forward||Chicago Fire||85||Real Salt Lake||1,345|
|6||Gastón Fernández||Forward||Portland Timbers||90||D.C. United||1,324|
|7||Clint Irwin||Goalkeeper||Colorado Rapids||90||LA Galaxy||1,106|
|8||Raúl Fernández||Goalkeeper||FC Dallas||90||New York Red Bulls||1,032|
|9||Eric Kronberg||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||Columbus Crew||1,023|
|10||Chris Wondolowski||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,017|
|11||Mamadou "Futty" Danso||Defender||Portland Timbers||90||D.C. United||1,005|
|12||Juan Luis Anangonó||Forward||Chicago Fire||90||Real Salt Lake||965|
|13||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Forward||New York Red Bulls||90||FC Dallas||940|
|14||Jacob Peterson||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||60||Columbus Crew||930|
|15||Diego Valeri||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||90||D.C. United||870|
|16||Seth Sinovic||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||Columbus Crew||844|
|17||Drew Moor||Defender||Colorado Rapids||90||LA Galaxy||825|
|18||Obafemi Martins||Forward||Seattle Sounders||88||Philadelphia Union||814|
|19||Stefan Ishizaki||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||69||Colorado Rapids||787|
|20||Brad Davis||Midfielder||Houston Dynamo||85||Chivas USA||782|