Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Sporting KC's Eric Kronberg climbs highest in Week 16

It was a good week to be a goalkeeper in MLS, at least according to the Castrol Index.

Nine of them made the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 16, with Sporting Kansas City's Eric Kronberg -- who was nominated for Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month for June -- taking the top spot, after leading his side to a 1-0 road win over the Portland Timbers.

Though only one other 'keeper, Chivas USA's Dan Kennedy, who earned his first clean sheet of the season in a win over Real Salt Lake, reached the Top 5, the rankings are studded with them. Steve Clark (No. 7), Troy Perkins (No. 8), Jaime Penedo (No. 9), and Stefan Frei (No. 10) made the top half of the order, while David Ousted (No. 15), Joe Bendik (No. 19) and Jeff Attinella (No. 20) all racked up enough points to make the weekly rankings.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 16 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
1 Eric Kronberg Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 1,549 Portland Timbers
2 Jermain Defoe Forward Toronto FC 90 1,529 New York Red Bulls
3 Jack McInerney Forward Montreal Impact 86 1,511 Houston Dynamo
4 Bradley Wright-Phillips Forward New York Red Bulls 90 1,468 Toronto FC
5 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 1,407 Real Salt Lake
6 Michael Parkhurst Defender Columbus Crew 90 1,267 FC Dallas
7 Steve Clark Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 1,236 FC Dallas
8 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 1,117 Vancouver Whitecaps
9 Jaime Penedo Goalkeeper LA Galaxy 90 1,060 San Jose Earthquakes
10 Stefan Frei Goalkeeper Seattle Sounders 90 1,058 D.C. United
11 Erick Torres Forward Chivas USA 90 1,053 Real Salt Lake
12 Sebastien Le Toux Forward Philadelphia Union 84 1,043 New England Revolution
13 Andy Dorman Midfielder New England Revolution 90 999 Philadelphia Union
14 Diego Valeri Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 989 Sporting Kansas City
15 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 975 Montreal Impact
16 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 45 950 Houston Dynamo
17 Robbie Keane Forward LA Galaxy 90 919 San Jose Earthquakes
18 A.J. Soares Defender New England Revolution 90 896 Philadelphia Union
19 Joe Bendik Goalkeeper Toronto FC 90 889 New York Red Bulls
20 Jeff Attinella Goalkeeper Real Salt Lake 90 836

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