Supporters' Shield-leading Real Salt Lake bounced back from a tough two-game span with a convincing 4-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium over the Columbus Crew, and it was their captain who led the way. Kyle Beckerman helped his team not only to three points, but his two goals earned him a spot at the top of the Castrol Index Top 20.
While Beckerman's brace was the story, his RSL teammate, midfielder Luis Gil, also cracked the top 20, pulling in with a No. 17 ranking thanks to his strong showing and well-taken goal. Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning was Beckerman's closest pursuer, finishing more than 250 points off the pace with 1,562 points in his clean sheet over the Portland Timbers.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 26 Top 20 Performers
|1||Kyle Beckerman||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||90||Columbus Crew||1,823|
|2||Michael Gspurning||Goalkeeper||Seattle Sounders FC||90||Portland Timbers||1,562|
|3||Tim Cahill||Midfielder||New York Red Bulls||90||Chivas USA||1,491|
|4||Blas Perez||Forward||FC Dallas||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,413|
|5||Jeb Brovsky||Defender||Montreal Impact||90||Houston Dynamo||1,369|
|6||Marco Di Vaio||Forward||Montreal Impact||87||Houston Dynamo||1,349|
|7||Eddie Johnson||Forward||Seattle Sounders||90||Portland Timbers||1,244|
|8||Sean Johnson||Goalkeeper||Chicago Fire||90||Sporting Kansas City||1,243|
|9||Daniel Woolard||Defender||D.C. United||90||Toronto FC||1,212|
|10||Jon Busch||Goalkeeper||San Jose Earthquakes||90||FC Dallas||1,183|
|11||Troy Perkins||Goalkeeper||Montreal Impact||90||Houston Dynamo||1,108|
|12||Jaime Penedo||Goalkeeper||LA Galaxy||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,072|
|13||Graham Zusi||Midfielder||Sporting Kansas City||90||
|14||Julio Morales||Forward||Chivas USA||82||New York Red Bulls||981|
|15||Fabian Espindola||Forward||New York Red Bulls||58||Chivas USA||979|
|16||Jimmy Nielsen||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||Chicago Fire||960|
|17||Luis Gil||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||90||Columbus Crew||952|
|18||Bobby Convey||Midfielder||Toronto FC||88||D.C. United||922|
|19||Hunter Jumper||Defender||Chicago Fire||90||Sporting Kansas City||877|
|20||George John||Defender||FC Dallas||90||San Jose Earthquakes||