Did Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton have the best week in MLS Week 19?
It sure looks like it, as he led his team to their first-ever Cascadia Cup win Saturday, a 2-0 win at BC Place. Knighton's seven save performance did not go unnoticed, as he won MLS Player of the Week honors, and also moved him up to the top slot in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 19.
Goalkeepers dominated the Index this week, as Tally Hall (No. 3) and Raúl Fernández (No. 5) also made the Top 5. But four other goalkeepers, Joe Willis (No. 6), Dan Kennedy (Nos. 8 and 20), Zac MacMath (No. 11), and Donovan Ricketts (No. 16) also put in strong performaces last week and made the Top 20 cut.
With Kennedy notching his first clean sheet of the season vs. FC Dallas and making a slew of saves in a 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact in a double game week, he made the list twice for his performances.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 19 Top 20 Performers
|1||Brad Knighton||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||Seattle Sounders||1,588|
|2||Marco Di Vaio||Forward||Montreal Impact||85||Chivas USA||1,377|
|3||Tally Hall||Goalkeeper||Houston Dynamo||90||Philadelphia Union||1,341|
|4||Hector Jimenez||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||81||FC Dallas||1,334|
|5||Raúl Fernández||Goalkeeper||FC Dallas||90||Chivas USA||1,244|
|6||Joe Willis||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||Colorado Rapids||1,244|
|7||Robbie Rogers||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||90||FC Dallas||1,227|
|8||Dan Kennedy||Goalkeeper||Chivas USA||90||Montreal Impact||1,220|
|9||Nathan Sturgis||Midfielder||Colorado Rapids||90||New York Red Bulls||1,212|
|10||DeShorn Brown||Forward||Colorado Rapids||90||D.C. United||1,206|
|11||Zac MacMath||Goalkeeper||Philadelphia Union||90||Houston Dynamo||1,199|
|12||Obafemi Martins||Forward||Seattle Sounders||90||D.C. United||1,171|
|13||Marcelo Sarvas||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||87||
|14||Jeremy Brockie||Forward||Toronto FC||90||Montreal Impact||1,150|
|15||Bernardo Añor||Midfielder||Columbus Crew||90||Portland Timbers||1,140|
|16||Donovan Ricketts||Goalkeeper||Portland Timbers||90||Columbus Crew||1,121|
|17||Dilly Duka||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||87||San Jose Earthquakes||1,114|
|18||Sébastien Le Toux||Midfielder||Philadelphia Union||90||Real Salt Lake||1,104|
|19||Omar Gonzalez||Defender||LA Galaxy||90||Columbus Crew||1,104|
|20||Dan Kennedy||Goalkeeper||Chivas USA||90||FC Dallas||1,093|