Scoring was back in MLS Week 22, and the Castrol Index Weekly rankings reflect that.
Seattle Sounders midfielder/forward Lamar Neagle notched the game-winning goal for his team on Sunday against Chivas USA, and earned top marks in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 as a result of his performance. After the Sounders went down early, Brad Evans tied the game before Neagle put the hosts ahead for good.
Following Neagle in the Top 5 were two other scorers, New York's Fabián Espíndola (No. 2), who had a pair of goals, and Real Salt Lake's Álvaro Saborío (No. 3), who had a hat trick, in a wild 4-3 win by the Red Bulls over RSL Saturday. Saborío also won MLS Player of the Week honors for his performance in that game.
Espindola's Red Bulls teammate Tim Cahill came in at No. 4 in the rankings, while Colorado Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas (No. 5) played the unlikely hero in his team's 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 22 Top 20 Performers
|1||Lamar Neagle||Midfielder||Seattle Sounders||90||Chivas USA||1,540|
|2||Fabián Espíndola||Forward||New York Red Bulls||90||Real Salt Lake||1,447|
|3||Álvaro Saborío||Forward||Real Salt Lake||90||New York Red Bulls||1,245|
|4||Tim Cahill||Midfielder||New York Red Bulls||84||Real Salt Lake||1,183|
|5||Hendry Thomas||Midfielder||Colorado Rapids||90||LA Galaxy||1,167|
|6||Tally Hall||Goalkeeper||Houston Dynamo||90||Chicago Fire||1,135|
|7||Zac MacMath||Goalkeeper||Philadelphia Union||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,125|
|8||Troy Perkins||Goalkeeper||Montreal Impact||90||Sporting Kansas City||1,060|
|9||Cam Weaver||Forward||Houston Dynamo||79||Chicago Fire||1,036|
|10||Diego Fagundez||Forward||New England Revolution||69||D.C. United||1,015|
|11||Paolo Tornaghi||Goalkeeper||Chicago Fire||90||Houston Dynamo||978|
|12||Dax McCarty||Midfielder||New York Red Bulls||90||Real Salt Lake||972|
|13||Mike Magee||Forward||Chicago Fire||90||
|14||Shea Salinas||Midfielder||San Jose Earthquakes||89||Portland Timbers||939|
|15||Dillon Powers||Midfielder||Colorado Rapids||90||LA Galaxy||908|
|16||Dimitry Imbongo||Forward||New England Revolution||83||D.C. United||896|
|17||Brad Knighton||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||Philadelphia Union||886|
|18||Will Johnson||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||90||San Jose Earthquakes||867|
|19||Camilo Sanvezzo||Forward||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||Philadelphia Union||848|
|20||Joe Willis||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||New England Revolution||843|