Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Toronto FC's Jackson sprints his way to top spot in Week 20

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During the course of a successful rebuild, it's important to bring in big stars, but it's also important to stock the team with experienced players. 

Toronto FC, in the midst of their grand project in 2014, may have found the formula to get to the MLS Cup playoffs, and in Week 20, it was one of those experienced names, Jackson, who set himself apart on the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.

The veteran Brazilian scored in a 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, and grabbed the No. 1 rank for the week with his performance. Behind him at the top in Week 20 are Chris Wondolowski (No. 2), who had a goal and an assist in the San Jose Earthquakes' 5-1 rout of the Chicago Fire, and Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin (No. 3), who helped preserve a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Chivas USA.

Rounding out the Top 5 are Javier Morales (No. 4), who set up the winner and insurance tally in Real Salt Lake's 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact, and the Vancouver Whitecaps' Sebastian Fernandez (No. 5), helping his team to an unprecedented number of shots in a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 20 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
1 Jackson Midfielder Toronto FC 90 1,597 Sporting Kansas City
2 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 1,496 Chicago Fire
3 Clint Irwin Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 1,248 Chivas USA
4 Javier Morales Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 1,244 Montreal Impact
5 Sebastián Fernández Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 1,239 FC Dallas
6 A.J. Soares Defender New England Revolution 90 1,192 Columbus Crew
7 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 1,180 Chivas USA
8 Olmes García Forward Real Salt Lake 31 1,179 Montreal Impact
9 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 1,101 Toronto FC
10 Atiba Harris Forward San Jose Earthquakes 70 1,082 Chicago Fire
11 Steve Clark Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 1,004 New England Revolution
12 Chris Schuler Defender Real Salt Lake 90 972 Montreal Impact
13 Dominic Oduro Forward Toronto FC 88 817 Sporting Kansas City
14 Blas Pérez Forward FC Dallas 84 815 Vancouver Whitecaps
15 Joao Plata Forward Real Salt Lake 90 772 Montreal Impact
16 Darren Mattocks Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 765 FC Dallas
17 Dillon Serna Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 756 Chivas USA
18 Luke Mulholland Midfielder Real Salt Lake 83 750 Montreal Impact
19 Andrés Romero Midfielder Montreal Impact 90 743 Portland Timbers
20 Benny Feilhaber Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 734

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