He's about to represent the US national team at the Gold Cup, but Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando gave his club one more terrific performance before departing.
Rimando's performance against Toronto FC in a 1-0 win Saturday put the RSL man atop the Castrol Index Weekly rankings for Week 18. He made four saves on the day to help his team earn the shutout, and their first-ever win in Toronto.
Behind Rimando was Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara (No. 2), whose brace in the match included the game-winner over Columbus, FC Dallas forward Blas Pérez (No. 3), who hit the dramatic game-tying goal very late in second-half stoppage time against the Philadelphia Union, and Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton (No. 4), who kept a clean sheet of his own in a 1-0 road win over D.C. United.
MLS Player of the Week Alan Gordon (No. 5) rounds out the Top 5, as his brace against the LA Galaxy in the California Clasico gave the San Jose Earthquakes the shocking 3-2 comeback win.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 18 Top 20 Performers
|1||Nick Rimando||Goalkeeper||Real Salt Lake||90||Toronto FC||1,784|
|2||Kei Kamara||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||90||Columbus Crew||1,628|
|3||Blas Pérez||Forward||FC Dallas||90||Philadelphia Union||1,423|
|4||Brad Knighton||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||D.C. United||1,381|
|5||Alan Gordon||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||26||LA Galaxy||1,358|
|6||Jon Busch||Goalkeeper||San Jose Earthquakes||90||LA Galaxy||1,311|
|7||Marcelo Sarvas||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,244|
|8||Luis Robles||Goalkeeper||New York Red Bulls||90||Houston Dynamo||1,204|
|9||Daniele Paponi||Forward||Montreal Impact||84||Colorado Rapids||1,152|
|10||Stephen McCarthy||Defender||New England Revolution||90||Chivas USA||1,117|
|11||Amobi Okugo||Midfielder||Philadelphia Union||90||FC Dallas||1,115|
|12||Walker Zimmerman||Defender||FC Dallas||90||Philadelphia Union||1,106|
|13||Robbie Keane||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||
San Jose Earthquakes
|14||Dominic Oduro||Forward||Columbus Crew||76||Sporting Kansas City||1,059|
|15||Soony Saad||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||89||Columbus Crew||1,042|
|16||Sheanon Williams||Defender||Philadelphia Union||90||FC Dallas||1,033|
|17||Shea Salinas||Midfielder||San Jose Earthquakes||90||LA Galaxy||991|
|18||Dan Kennedy||Goalkeeper||Chivas USA||90||New England Revolution||974|
|19||Atiba Harris||Forward||Colorado Rapids||90||Montreal Impact||960|
|20||Claudio Bieler||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||81||Columbus Crew||942|