Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: D.C. United's Bill Hamid shines brightest in Week 21

Hamid Castrol

Photo Credit: 
USA Today Sports

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

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
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

Colorado Rapids