Jermain Defoe’s magical start to his MLS career has now also made him the top performer of Week 3, according to the Castrol Index.
Defoe scored the winning goal in Toronto FC’s 1-0 victory against D.C. United on Saturday, following up on his brace from their season-opening 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders a week ago.
Players from the defensive side made up the next three spots in the rankings: defender Ike Opara (No. 2), who led Sporting Kansas City to a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over San Jose; Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted, who made three saves in their 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution; and Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, who made five saves in their 2-0 win over Montreal Impact.
D.C. 'keeper Bill Hamid also cracked the top 10, coming in at 10th after making five saves.
Attackers rounded out the rest of the top 10. Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown (No. 5) scored a goal and came up with a handful of dangerous chances in a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers, while New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty came in at fifth after his goal led to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 2 Top 20 Performers
|1||Jermain Defoe||Forward||Toronto FC||90||D.C. United||1,463|
|2||Ike Opara||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||San Jose Earthquakes||1,406|
|3||David Ousted||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||New England Revolution||1,380|
|4||Stefan Frei||Goalkeeper||Seattle Sounders||90||Montreal Impact||1,334|
|5||Deshorn Brown||Forward||Colorado Rapids||90||Portland Timbers||1,289|
|6||Dax McCarty||Midfielder||New York Red Bulls||90||Chicago Fire||1,205|
|7||Obafemi Martins||Forward||Seattle Sounders||86||Montreal Impact||1,197|
|8||Leo Fernandes||Forward||Philadelphia Union||35||Columbus Crew||1,015|
|9||Bill Hamid||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||Toronto FC||975|
|10||Graham Zusi||Midfielder||Sporting Kansas City||90||San Jose Earthquakes||969|
|11||Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi||Midfielder||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Sporting Kansas City||
|12||Eric Kronberg||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||San Jose Earthquakes||952|
|13||Jon Busch||Goalkeeper||San Jose Earthquakes||90||Sporting Kansas City||947|
|14||Chris Seitz||Goalkeeper||FC Dallas||90||Chivas USA||942|
|15||Seth Sinovic||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||San Jose Earthquakes||940|
|16||Jeff Larentowicz||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||90||New York Red Bulls||934|
|17||Steve Clark||Goalkeeper||Columbus Crew||90||Philadelphia Union||920|
|18||John Berner||Goalkeeper||Colorado Rapids||90||Portland Timbers||904|
|19||Alex||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||90||New York Red Bulls||903|
|20||Drew Moor||Defender||Colorado Rapids||90||Portland Timbers||