In a week featuring several high-scoring matches, it was the star of a scoreless stalemate who took top honors.
D.C. United's Bill Hamid made four key saves against the New England Revolution Saturday to give D.C. a 0-0 draw on the road. The result stopped the two-game losing streak for United, and gives the struggling side some hope heading into the coming weeks. It also gave Hamid the No. 1 spot in the Castrol Index.
Joining Hamid near the top was Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath (No. 3), who helped his team to a shutout in a commanding 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew in midweek.
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo Sanvezzo snagged the second spot, after a two-goal performance in a dramatic 3-2 loss against the Seattle Sounders, while the player with the winning goal in that match, Lamar Neagle (No. 4), claimed a spot in the Top 5 himself. And rounding out the best of the best was Real Salt Lake's Olmes García (No. 5), who had an efficient shift against the LA Galaxy, coming off the bench at the hour mark and scoring a brace to give his team the win. Garcia also took MLS Player of the Week honors with his performance.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 15 Top 20 Performers
|1||Bill Hamid||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||New England Revolution||1,571|
|2||Camilo Sanvezzo||Forward||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||Seattle Sounders||1,231|
|3||Zac MacMath||Goalkeeper||Philadelphia Union||90||Columbus Crew||1,148|
|4||Lamar Neagle||Midfielder||Seattle Sounders||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,068|
|5||Olmes García||Forward||Real Salt Lake||30||LA Galaxy||1,010|
|6||Andy Rose||Defender||Seattle Sounders||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||991|
|7||Sheanon Williams||Defender||Philadelphia Union||90||Columbus Crew||986|
|8||Conor Casey||Forward||Philadelphia Union||71||Columbus Crew||920|
|9||Diego Valeri||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||66||Chicago Fire||862|
|10||Pa-Modou Kah||Defender||Portland Timbers||90||Chicago Fire||852|
|11||Mike Magee||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||90||Portland Timbers||797|
|12||Jeff Parke||Defender||Philadelphia Union||90||Columbus Crew||757|
|13||Kwame Watson-Siriboe||Defender||Real Salt Lake||90||LA Galaxy||741|
|14||Nigel Reo-Coker||Midfielder||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||Seattle Sounders||737|
|15||Patrick Nyarko||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||90||Portland Timbers||734|
|16||Brian Carroll||Midfielder||Philadelphia Union||90||Columbus Crew||721|
|17||Federico Higuaín||Forward||Columbus Crew||90||Philadelphia Union||717|
|18||Jack McInerney||Forward||Philadelphia Union||90||Columbus Crew||716|
|19||Stephen McCarthy||Defender||New England Revolution||90||D.C. United||687|
|20||Bobby Shuttleworth||Goalkeeper||New England Revolution||90||D.C. United||669|