Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: FC Dallas rookie Tesho Akindele blasts past the rest in Week 23

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When players score in their teams' wins, they usually have good games. But when players score hat tricks, they really set themselves apart from the rest of the pack.

That was the case in Week 23 for FC Dallas rookie Tesho Akindele, who scored three goals in his team's 5-0 victory over San Jose and tops the Castrol Index Weekly Rankings as a result. Akindele is joined in the Top 5 for the week by teammate Fabian Castillo (No. 5), who scored a pair of goals himself and set up one of Akindele's tallies.

Rounding out the upper part of the rankings are Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin (No. 2), who scored the winner over the Philadelphia Union, David Ousted (No. 3), as he kept a shutout on the road for the Vancouver Whitecaps against Chivas USA, and another goalkeeper, Evan Bush, who notched a shutout of his own in a rare win for the Montreal Impact.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 23 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
1 Tesho Akindele Forward FC Dallas 90 1,909 San Jose Earthquakes
2 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 87 1,626 Philadelphia Union
3 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 1,519 Chivas USA
4 Evan Bush Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 1,268 Chicago Fire
5 Fabian Castillo Forward FC Dallas 77 1,267 San Jose Earthquakes
6 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 1,249 Vancouver Whitecaps
7 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 1,246 Philadelphia Union
8 Gilberto Forward Toronto FC 90 1,237 Toronto FC
9 Luke Mulholland Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 1,195 Seattle Sounders
10 Raúl Fernández Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 1,186 San Jose Earthquakes
11 Deshorn Brown Forward Colorado Rapids 90 1,179 D.C. United
12 Giancarlo Gonzalez Defender Columbus Crew 90 1,171 LA Galaxy
13 Steve Clark Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 1,063 LA Galaxy
14 Gyasi Zardes Midfielder LA Galaxy 90 1,050 Columbus Crew
15 Erick Torres Forward Chivas USA 81 1,046 Vancouver Whitecaps
16 Joao Plata Forward Real Salt Lake 80 949 Seattle Sounders
17 Ethan Finlay Forward Columbus Crew 90 942 LA Galaxy
18 Liam Ridgewell Defender Portland Timbers 90 903 New England Revolution
19 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 840 Chicago Fire
20 Teal Bunbury Forward New England Revolution 90 835

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