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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Toronto FC's Jermain Defoe shines brightest in Week 18

Defoe for Castrol Index

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It was a week of stars shining for their teams in MLS, and Toronto FC's Jermain Defoe shined brightest, according to the Castrol Index weekly ranking.

The English DP scored two goals, including the game-winner, in TFC's comeback win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Defoe also finished the week ranked No. 1 in the Castrol Index for the week as a result.

Two more players with experience playing in England, Defoe's compatriot Bradley Wright-Phillips (No. 4) of the New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey (No. 3), also made the Top 5 for the week.

Rounding out the group at the top are Sean Johnson (No. 2), whose penalty save preserved a 1-0 win for the Chicago Fire over the New England Revolution, and the Sounders' Marco Pappa (No. 5), who helped Dempsey and Seattle beat the Portland Timbers in MLS action on Sunday.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 18 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
1 Jermain Defoe Forward Toronto FC 90 2,078 Houston Dynamo
2 Sean Johnson  Goalkeeper Chicago Fire 90 1,866 New England Revolution
3 Clint Dempsey Midfielder Seattle Sounders 90 1,674 Portland Timbers
4 Bradley Wright-Phillips Forward New York Red Bulls 82 1,464 Columbus Crew
5 Marco Pappa Midfielder Seattle Sounders 87 1,457 Portland Timbers
6 Jaime Penedo Goalkeeper LA Galaxy 90 1,308 Real Salt Lake
7 Dom Dwyer Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 1,202 Montreal Impact
8 Sheanon Williams Defender Philadelphia Union 90 1,141 Colorado Rapids
9 Brad Davis Midfielder Houston Dynamo 90 1,132 Toronto FC
10 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 1,132 Seattle Sounders
11 Jonathan Osorio Midfielder Toronto FC 90 1,098 Houston Dynamo
12 Agustin Pelletieri Midfielder Chivas USA 77 1,066 Vancouver Whitecaps
13 Carlyle Mitchell Defender Vancouver Whitecaps 90 1,045 Chivas USA
14 Gonzalo Pineda Midfielder Seattle Sounders 90 1,007 Portland Timbers
15 Erick Torres Forward Chivas USA 82 997 Vancouver Whitecaps
16 Thierry Henry Forward New York Red Bulls 90 978 Columbus Crew
17 Bobby Shuttleworth Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 917 Chicago Fire
18 Nat Borchers Defender Real Salt Lake 90 894 LA Galaxy
19 Lamar Neagle Forward Seattle Sounders 90 856 Portland Timbers
20 Kyle Beckerman Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 849

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