Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski back on top

The Goonies were back to their old ways last week, and the leader of the bunch, Chris Wondolowski, earned himself top honors in this week's Castrol Index Top 20. Wondo headed home the game-winner for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 1-0 triumph over the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium. For the meantime, the win has kept the Quakes in the playoff hunt.

Wondo's performance totaled 2,248 points, more than 600 points ahead of No. 2-ranked Portland Timbers defender Pa Modou Kah. Kah was a stalwart for the Timbers backline in the club's 1-0 win over Cascadia rival Seattle. He earned 1,647 in the Index for his performance.

Kekuta Manneh had the game of his career for the Whitecaps, and it showed in this week's Index. The rookie striker tallied a hat trick in his 71 minutes for the Vancouver Whitecaps in their 4-1 midweek win over the Seattle Sounders. That, coupled with the Timbers' win on Sunday over the Sounders, helped the Canadian club win the Cascadia Cup trophy.

Manneh tallied 1,359 and finished No. 4 in this week's rankings, just behind D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who helped United earn a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia. The Union's two strikers, Conor Casey and Jack McInerney, both finished in the Top 20, at No. 17 (941) and No. 19 (899) respectively. McInerney scored the lone goal for the Union in the contest.

See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.

Castrol Index Week 33 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Colorado Rapids 2,248
2 Pa Modou Kah Defender Portland Timbers 90 Seattle Sounders FC 1,647
3 Bill Hamid Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 Philadelphia Union 1,563
4 Kekuta Manneh Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 71 Seattle Sounders FC 1,359
5 José Gonçalves Defender New England Revolution 90 Montreal Impact 1,352
6 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,321
7 Clint Irwin Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,184
8 Mauro Rosales Midfielder Seattle Sounders FC 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,105
9 Fabián Castillo Forward FC Dallas 90 Chicago Fire 1,086
10 Juan Luis Anangonó Forward Chicago Fire 90 FC Dallas 1,077
11 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 Houston Dynamo 1,075
12 Matt Reis Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Montreal Impact 1,073
13 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,068
14 Alan Gordon Forward San Jose Earthquakes 85 Colorado Rapids 1,014
15 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 Seattle Sounders FC 992
16 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Seattle Sounders FC 950
17 Conor Casey Forward Philadelphia Union 90 D.C. United 941
18 Kenny Cooper Forward FC Dallas 78 Chicago Fire 912
19 Jack McInerney Forward Philadelphia Union 18 D.C. United 899
20 Kalif Alhassan Midfielder Portland Timbers 85 Seattle Sounders FC 837