Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: D.C. United's Bill Hamid shines brightest in Week 21
From the looks of it, Week 21 was a week for goalkeepers, at least according to the Castrol Index.
Half of the Top 20 performances in the weekly rankings came from goalkeepers, starting with D.C. United's Bill Hamid, whose eight-save performance against Toronto FC set the pace for all players in Week 21, and bookended with Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando, who notched six saves against Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Colorado Rapids in matching the all-time MLS shutout record.
In the middle, standouts for the week include Sean Johnson (Nos. 7 and 16), who made the rankings for both of his games in net for the Chicago Fire, and San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch (No. 3), who grabbed the shutout to open up Levi's Stadium with a win over the Seattle Sounders.
Besides Johnson, one other player reached the Top 20 twice on the week. Landon Donovan (Nos. 15 and 17) helped spearhead the LA Galaxy to a pair of wins over Cascadia teams.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 21 Top 20 Performers
|1||Bill Hamid||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||1,708||Toronto FC|
|2||Robbie Keane||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||1,652||Portland Timbers|
|3||Jon Busch||Goalkeeper||San Jose Earthquakes||90||1,526||Seattle Sounders|
|4||Lee Nguyen||Midfielder||New England Revolution||90||1,513||Colorado Rapids|
|5||Gyasi Zardes||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||1,381||Seattle Sounders|
|6||Bobby Shuttleworth||Goalkeeper||New England Revolution||90||1,377||Colorado Rapids|
|7||Sean Johnson||Goalkeeper||Chicago Fire||90||1,340||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|8||Akira Kaji||Defender||Chivas USA||90||1,306||FC Dallas|
|9||Andy Gruenebaum||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||1,305||Philadelphia Union|
|10||Joe Bendik||Goalkeeper||Toronto FC||90||1,305||Montreal Impact|
|11||Chris Schuler||Defender||Real Salt Lake||90||1,294||New York Red Bulls|
|12||Jaime Penedo||Goalkeeper||LA Galaxy||90||1,287||Seattle Sounders|
|13||Raul Fernandez||Goalkeeper||FC Dallas||90||1,244||Chivas USA|
|14||Federico Higuain||Forward||Columbus Crew||90||1,228||Chicago Fire|
|15||Landon Donovan||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||90||1,214||Portland Timbers|
|16||Sean Johnson||Goalkeeper||Chicago Fire||90||1,202||Columbus Crew|
|17||Landon Donovan||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||90||1,141||Seattle Sounders|
|18||Fabian Castillo||Forward||FC Dallas||90||1,134||Chivas USA|
|19||Tesho Akindele||Forward||FC Dallas||90||1,112||Chivas USA|
|20||Nick Rimando||Goalkeeper||Real Salt Lake||90||1,108||