Fireworks were on display at several MLS stadiums this past week. And we're not just talking about the ones in the sky.
Though a late miscue from his teammates prevented him from picking up a clean sheet, Colorado Rapids' goalkeeper Clint Irwin grabbed the top spot in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 17, in the Rapids' 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew on Friday. In all, Irwin racked up seven saves on the night.
Rounding out the Top 5 are a pair of Sporting Kansas City players, Aurelien Collin (No. 2) and Dom Dwyer (No. 3), following their side's 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire on Sunday. The opposing goalkeeper in that match, Sean Johnson, grabbed No. 4 for the week, and Ethan Finlay, who pounced on the Rapids' miscue in the Crew's draw, took No. 5 for Week 17.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 17 Top 20 Performers
|1||Clint Irwin||Goalkeeper||Colorado Rapids||90||1,593||Columbus Crew|
|2||Aurelien Collin||Defender||Sporting Kansas City||90||1,338||Chicago Fire|
|3||Dom Dwyer||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||79||1,240||Chicago Fire|
|4||Sean Johnson||Goalkeeper||Chicago Fire||90||1,192||Sporting Kansas City|
|5||Ethan Finlay||Forward||Columbus Crew||90||1,139||Colorado Rapids|
|6||Dan Kennedy||Goalkeeper||Chivas USA||90||1,135||San Jose Earthquakes|
|7||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Forward||New York Red Bulls||79||1,065||Houston Dynamo|
|8||Diego Valeri||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||90||1,064||LA Galaxy|
|9||Luke Moore||Forward||Toronto FC||90||1,063||D.C. United|
|10||Amobi Okugo||Defender||Philadelphia Union||81||998||FC Dallas|
|11||Bill Hamid||Goalkeeper||D.C. United||90||998||Toronto FC|
|12||Jermain Defoe||Forward||Toronto FC||90||964||D.C. United|
|13||Tesho Akindele||Forward||FC Dallas||90||933||Philadelphia Union|
|14||Perry Kitchen||Midfielder||D.C. United||90||928||Toronto FC|
|15||Erick Torres||Forward||Chivas USA||90||924||San Jose Earthquakes|
|16||Mike Magee||Forward||Chicago Fire||90||923||Sporting Kansas City|
|17||Jackson||Midfielder||Toronto FC||90||903||Chicago Fire|
|18||Jairo Arrieta||Forward||Columbus Crew||90||894||Colorado Rapids|
|19||Kyle Beckerman||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||90||888||New England Revolution|
|20||Johnny Leveron||Defender||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||887||