It was a good week to be a goalkeeper in MLS, at least according to the Castrol Index.
Nine of them made the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 16, with Sporting Kansas City's Eric Kronberg -- who was nominated for Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month for June -- taking the top spot, after leading his side to a 1-0 road win over the Portland Timbers.
Though only one other 'keeper, Chivas USA's Dan Kennedy, who earned his first clean sheet of the season in a win over Real Salt Lake, reached the Top 5, the rankings are studded with them. Steve Clark (No. 7), Troy Perkins (No. 8), Jaime Penedo (No. 9), and Stefan Frei (No. 10) made the top half of the order, while David Ousted (No. 15), Joe Bendik (No. 19) and Jeff Attinella (No. 20) all racked up enough points to make the weekly rankings.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 16 Top 20 Performers
|1||Eric Kronberg||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||1,549||Portland Timbers|
|2||Jermain Defoe||Forward||Toronto FC||90||1,529||New York Red Bulls|
|3||Jack McInerney||Forward||Montreal Impact||86||1,511||Houston Dynamo|
|4||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Forward||New York Red Bulls||90||1,468||Toronto FC|
|5||Dan Kennedy||Goalkeeper||Chivas USA||90||1,407||Real Salt Lake|
|6||Michael Parkhurst||Defender||Columbus Crew||90||1,267||FC Dallas|
|7||Steve Clark||Goalkeeper||Columbus Crew||90||1,236||FC Dallas|
|8||Troy Perkins||Goalkeeper||Montreal Impact||90||1,117||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|9||Jaime Penedo||Goalkeeper||LA Galaxy||90||1,060||San Jose Earthquakes|
|10||Stefan Frei||Goalkeeper||Seattle Sounders||90||1,058||D.C. United|
|11||Erick Torres||Forward||Chivas USA||90||1,053||Real Salt Lake|
|12||Sebastien Le Toux||Forward||Philadelphia Union||84||1,043||New England Revolution|
|13||Andy Dorman||Midfielder||New England Revolution||90||999||Philadelphia Union|
|14||Diego Valeri||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||90||989||Sporting Kansas City|
|15||David Ousted||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||975||Montreal Impact|
|16||Marco Di Vaio||Forward||Montreal Impact||45||950||Houston Dynamo|
|17||Robbie Keane||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||919||San Jose Earthquakes|
|18||A.J. Soares||Defender||New England Revolution||90||896||Philadelphia Union|
|19||Joe Bendik||Goalkeeper||Toronto FC||90||889||New York Red Bulls|
|20||Jeff Attinella||Goalkeeper||Real Salt Lake||90||836||