Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Has Camilo finally won a starting spot for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

Maybe he's finally won a spot in the starting lineup now?

That seems to be the case for the Vancouver Whitecaps' irrepressible Brazilian attacker, Camilo Sanvezzo. Not only was he the star of the show midweek in Vancouver's 3-2 Amway Canadian Championship win over FC Edmonton, but he followed that up with 90 strong minutes and a goal in league action against FC Dallas to go to the top of the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.

New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth took up what's now his customary spot in the top 5, pulling in at No. 2 after his team's 2-0 whitewash of the Philadelphia Union. Shuttleworth, who like Camilo has been in a fight for playing time, seems to have won the No. 1 designation outright.

Goalkeeper Troy Perkins put in yet another strong outing for the Montreal Impact in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire, and came in at No. 3 for his efforts, while MLS Player of the Week Tim Cahill of the New York Red Bulls came in at No. 4 thanks to his pair of goals at Toronto FC in a 2-1 win.

Sporting KC defender Chance Myers, who had gone 95 games without scoring, picked up the first two goals of his career at the weekend against the Portland Timbers in a 3-2 loss, good enough for the No. 5 spot.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.

Castrol Index Week 9 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Camilo Sanvezzo Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 FC Dallas 2,088
2 Bobby Shuttleworth Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Philadelphia Union 1,546
3 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 Chicago Fire 1,461
4 Tim Cahill Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Toronto FC 1,401
5 Chance Myers Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 Portland Timbers 1,393
6 Brian Rowe Goalkeeper LA Galaxy 90 Real Salt Lake 1,371
7 Lee Nguyen Midfielder New England Revolution 88 Philadelphia Union 1,368
8 Mike Magee Midfielder LA Galaxy 90 Real Salt Lake 1,332
9 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,325
10 Brad Davis Midfielder Houston Dynamo 90 Colorado Rapids 1,293
11 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Chivas USA 1,245
12 Ryan Johnson Forward Portland Timbers 71 Sporting KC 1,232
13 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 Sporting KC 1,143
14 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 Houston Dynamo 1,097
15 Diego Fagundez Midfielder New England Revolution 90 Philadelphia Union 1,071
16 Aurélien Collin Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 Portland Timbers 1,065
17 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 D.C. United 1,058
18 Dwayne De Rosario Midfielder D.C. United 90 Columbus Crew 1,002
19 Dominic Oduro Forward Columbus Crew 90 D.C. United 983
20 Matt Hedges Defender FC Dallas 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 974


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