Scoring two goals as a defender sure makes quite an impact. According to the Castrol Index, the performance of San Jose Earthquakes defender Víctor Bernárdez was the best of Week 2.
The San Jose-Real Salt Lake match on Saturday night produced not only the top performance of the weekend, but Joao Plata (No. 3) and Chris Wondolowski (T-No. 4) also appeared in the top five. Plata placed third this week, producing a goal and an assist, after coming in first last week. Two other players from that game, Steven Lenhart (No. 6) and Shea Salinas (No. 16), appeared in the top 20 this week.
Forwards again grabbed the most spots in the top 20 this week, collecting nine of them. Jermain Defoe (No. 7), in his first game in MLS, was one of those nine forwards after scoring twice in Seattle to lead his Toronto FC side to victory.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 2 Top 20 Performers
|1||Víctor Bernárdez||Defender||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Real Salt Lake||1,851|
|2||Thierry Henry||Forward||New York Red Bulls||90||Colorado Rapids||1,447|
|3||Joao Plata||Forward||Real Salt Lake||82||San Jose Earthquakes||1,425|
|T-4||Chris Wondolowski||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Real Salt Lake||1,357|
|T-4||Aurélien Collin||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||FC Dallas||1,357|
|6||Steven Lenhart||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Real Salt Lake||1,219|
|7||Jermain Defoe||Forward||Toronto FC||90||Seattle Sounders||1,217|
|8||Sébastien Le Toux||Forward||Philadelphia Union||90||New England Revolution||1,213|
|9||Diego Valeri||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||86||Chicago Fire||1,116|
|10||Matt Hedges||Defender||FC Dallas||90||Sporting Kansas City||928|
|11||Erick Torres||Forward||Chivas USA||87||Vancouver Whitecaps||
|12||Andrew Driver||Midfielder||Houston Dynamo||82||Montreal Impact||908|
|13||Darlington Nagbe||Forward||Portland Timbers||90||Chicago Fire||872|
|14||Dillon Serna||Midfielder||Colorado Rapids||90||New York Red Bulls||814|
|15||Seth Sinovic||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||FC Dallas||806|
|16||Shea Salinas||Midfielder||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Real Salt Lake||800|
|17||Clint Dempsey||Midfielder||Seattle Sounders||90||Toronto FC||794|
|18||Obafemi Martins||Forward||Seattle Sounders||90||Toronto FC||786|
|19||Mechack Jerome||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||FC Dallas||768|
|20||Dylan Remick||Defender||Seattle Sounders||90||Toronto FC||765|