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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Andres Escobar dribbles his way to No. 1 in Week 19

Andres Escobar Castrol

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Was Week 19 of the 2014 season Andrés Escobar's coming-out party around MLS?

The young Colombian, who has started the last five games for FC Dallas, had a terrific goal in a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday, and his performance catapulted him to the top of the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.

Rounding out the Top 5 for the week are two more forwards and two goalkeepers. Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted (No. 2), helped the 'Caps get a road point against Canadian rivals Toronto FC midweek, while Gyasi Zardes (No. 3) notched two goals in the LA Galaxy's 5-1 romp over the New England Revolution on Wednesday.

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (No. 4) helped his struggling side earn a draw against San Jose over the weekend, and forward Will Bruin (No. 5) grabbed a goal for another struggling team, the Houston Dynamo, in their draw against Toronto FC on Saturday.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 19 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
1 Andrés Escobar Forward FC Dallas 87 1,605 New England Revolution
2 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 1,508 Toronto FC
3 Gyasi Zardes Forward LA Galaxy 90 1,425 New England Revolution
4 Luis Robles Goalkeeper New York Red Bulls 90 1,312 San Jose Earthquakes
5 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 90 1,303 Toronto FC
6 Raúl Fernández Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 1,233 New England Revolution
7 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 1,229 New York Red Bulls
8 Deshorn Brown Forward Colorado Rapids 24 1,199 Portland Timbers
9 Steven Lenhart Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 1,155 New York Red Bulls
10 Bradley Wright-Phillips Forward New York Red Bulls 90 1,145 Philadelphia Union
11 Lawrence Olum Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 1,120 LA Galaxy
12 Dominic Oduro Forward Toronto FC 90 1,117 Houston Dynamo
13 Doneil Henry Defender Toronto FC 90 1,097 Vancouver Whitecaps
14 C.J. Sapong Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 1,087 Columbus Crew
15 Jason Hernandez Defender San Jose Earthquakes 90 1,058 New York Red Bulls
16 Jeff Larentowicz Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 999 Philadelphia Union
17 Luke Moore Forward Toronto FC 79 987 Houston Dynamo
18 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 982 Colorado Rapids
19 Benny Feilhaber Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 974 Columbus Crew
20 Tesho Akindele Forward FC Dallas 90 912

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