Goalkeepers and veteran strikers ruled the roost in the latest edition of the Castrol Index Top 20, with burly target man Conor Casey leading the way.
The Philadelphia Union frontrunner's two-goal performance against D.C. United earned him a league-high 1,618 points in Week 24. Following close behind was Whitecaps shot-stopper David Ousted, who racked up 1,616 points in the second start of his MLS career, a well-earned 2-0 victory over San Jose.
FC Dallas hitman Blas Pérez came in third overall thanks to an impressive outing against the defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy, while Nick Rimando's saves in Real Salt Lake's tight 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo garnered him 1,434 points. Another GK, Casey's teammate Zac MacMath, was recognized for his contributions to Philly's triumph as well.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 24 Top 20 Performers
|1||Conor Casey||Forward||Philadelphia Union||85||D.C. United||1,618|
|2||David Ousted||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,616|
|3||Blas Pérez||Forward||FC Dallas||90||LA Galaxy||1,469|
|4||Nick Rimando||Goalkeeper||Real Salt Lake||90||Houston Dynamo||1,434|
|5||Zac MacMath||Goalkeeper||Philadelphia Union||90||D.C. United||1,374|
|6||Landon Donovan||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||FC Dallas||1,278|
|7||Kei Kamara||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||90||New England Revolution||1,232|
|8||Jimmy Nielsen||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||New England Revolution||1,210|
|9||Bill Hamid||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||Philadelphia Union||1,199|
|10||Matt Lampson||Goalkeeper||Columbus Crew||90||New York Red Bulls||1,194|
|11||Dan Kennedy||Goalkeeper||Chivas USA||90||Colorado Rapids||1,105|
|12||Shea Salinas||Midfielder||San Jose Earthquakes||75||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,066|
|13||Dilly Duka||Midfielder||Columbus Crew||71||
New York Red Bulls
|14||Marcus Hahnemann||Goalkeeper||Seattle Sounders||90||Toronto FC||983|
|15||Drew Moor||Defender||Colorado Rapids||90||Chivas USA||968|
|16||Matt Hedges||Defender||FC Dallas||90||LA Galaxy||960|
|17||Tally Hall||Goalkeeper||Houston Dynamo||90||Real Salt Lake||957|
|18||Camilo Sanvezzo||Forward||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||San Jose Earthquakes||954|
|19||Mauro Rosales||Midfielder||Seattle Sounders||71||Toronto FC||897|
|20||Federico Higuaín||Forward||Columbus Crew||88||New York Red Bulls||893|