With the way the Chivas USA season has gone, they'll take all the praise they can get. And in the latest Castrol Index ratings, they got plenty.
Speaking of the surging Galaxy, which blitzed their California Clasico counterpart San Jose Earthquakes to the tune of a 3-0 win, they had three players in the top 15 of this week's rankings, with goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and defender Leonardo finishing No. 9 (1,058 points) and No. 14 (820 points) respectively.
Supporters' Shield leading Real Salt Lake also had three players in the top 15 of the rankings, following their 4-2 triumph over the Portland Timbers. Alvaro Saborio came in with the No. 3 ranking, tallying 1,260 points. Midfielder Javier Morales came in at No. 6 with 1,097; and midfielder Luis Gil rounded the RSL rankings at No. 15 with 807 points.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology here.
Castrol Index Week 27 Top 20 Performers
|1||Erick Torres||Forward||Chivas USA||90||Vancouver Whitecaps||1,439|
|2||Robbie Keane||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,286|
|3||Alvaro Saborio||Forward||Real Salt Lake||90||Portland Timbers||1,260|
|4||Mike Magee||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||90||Houston Dynamo||1,225|
|5||Troy Perkins||Goalkeeper||Montreal Impact||90||Philadelphia Union||1,123|
|6||Javier Morales||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||90||Portland Timbers||1,097|
|7||Luis Robles||Goalkeeper||New York Red Bulls||90||D.C. United||1,090|
|8||Michael Gspurning||Goalkeeper||Seattle Sounders FC||90||Columbus Crew||1,083|
|9||Jaime Penedo||Goalkeeper||LA Galaxy||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,058|
|10||Diego Fagundez||Midfielder||New England Revolution||89||Toronto FC||1,012|
|11||Nick DeLeon||Midfielder||D.C. United||80||New York Red Bulls||994|
|12||Andrew Wiedeman||Forward||Toronto FC||90||New England Revolution||904|
|13||Sebastian Le Toux||Forward||Philadelphia Union||90||Montreal Impact||889|
|14||Leonardo||Defender||LA Galaxy||90||San Jose Earthquakes||820|
|15||Luis Gil||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||72||Portland Timbers||807|
|16||Sheanon Williams||Defender||Philadelphia Union||90||Montreal Impact||803|
|17||Dominic Oduro||Forward||Columbus Crew||90||Seattle Sounders FC||787|
|18||Graham Zusi||Midfielder||Sporting Kansas City||90||Colorado Rapids||785|
|19||Lloyd Sam||Midfielder||New York Red Bulls||90||D.C. United||783|
|20||Gabriel Torres||Forward||Colorado Rapids||90||Sporting Kansas City||