Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Colorado Rapids' Clint Irwin pulls out the stops to get to No. 1

Fireworks were on display at several MLS stadiums this past week. And we're not just talking about the ones in the sky.

Though a late miscue from his teammates prevented him from picking up a clean sheet, Colorado Rapids' goalkeeper Clint Irwin grabbed the top spot in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 17, in the Rapids' 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew on Friday. In all, Irwin racked up seven saves on the night.

Rounding out the Top 5 are a pair of Sporting Kansas City players, Aurelien Collin (No. 2) and Dom Dwyer (No. 3), following their side's 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire on Sunday. The opposing goalkeeper in that match, Sean Johnson, grabbed No. 4 for the week, and Ethan Finlay, who pounced on the Rapids' miscue in the Crew's draw, took No. 5 for Week 17.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 17 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
1 Clint Irwin Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 1,593 Columbus Crew
2 Aurelien Collin Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 1,338 Chicago Fire
3 Dom Dwyer Forward Sporting Kansas City 79 1,240 Chicago Fire
4 Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Chicago Fire 90 1,192 Sporting Kansas City
5 Ethan Finlay Forward Columbus Crew 90 1,139 Colorado Rapids
6 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 1,135 San Jose Earthquakes
7 Bradley Wright-Phillips Forward New York Red Bulls 79 1,065 Houston Dynamo
8 Diego Valeri Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 1,064 LA Galaxy
9 Luke Moore Forward Toronto FC 90 1,063 D.C. United
10 Amobi Okugo Defender Philadelphia Union 81 998 FC Dallas
11 Bill Hamid Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 998 Toronto FC
12 Jermain Defoe Forward Toronto FC 90 964 D.C. United
13 Tesho Akindele Forward FC Dallas 90 933 Philadelphia Union
14 Perry Kitchen Midfielder D.C. United 90 928 Toronto FC
15 Erick Torres Forward Chivas USA 90 924 San Jose Earthquakes
16 Mike Magee Forward Chicago Fire 90 923 Sporting Kansas City
17 Jackson Midfielder Toronto FC 90 903 Chicago Fire
18 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 90 894 Colorado Rapids
19 Kyle Beckerman Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 888 New England Revolution
20 Johnny Leveron Defender Vancouver Whitecaps 90 887

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