Was Week 19 of the 2014 season Andrés Escobar's coming-out party around MLS?
The young Colombian, who has started the last five games for FC Dallas, had a terrific goal in a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday, and his performance catapulted him to the top of the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.
Rounding out the Top 5 for the week are two more forwards and two goalkeepers. Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted (No. 2), helped the 'Caps get a road point against Canadian rivals Toronto FC midweek, while Gyasi Zardes (No. 3) notched two goals in the LA Galaxy's 5-1 romp over the New England Revolution on Wednesday.
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (No. 4) helped his struggling side earn a draw against San Jose over the weekend, and forward Will Bruin (No. 5) grabbed a goal for another struggling team, the Houston Dynamo, in their draw against Toronto FC on Saturday.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 19 Top 20 Performers
|1||Andrés Escobar||Forward||FC Dallas||87||1,605||New England Revolution|
|2||David Ousted||Goalkeeper||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||1,508||Toronto FC|
|3||Gyasi Zardes||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||1,425||New England Revolution|
|4||Luis Robles||Goalkeeper||New York Red Bulls||90||1,312||San Jose Earthquakes|
|5||Will Bruin||Forward||Houston Dynamo||90||1,303||Toronto FC|
|6||Raúl Fernández||Goalkeeper||FC Dallas||90||1,233||New England Revolution|
|7||Jon Busch||Goalkeeper||San Jose Earthquakes||90||1,229||New York Red Bulls|
|8||Deshorn Brown||Forward||Colorado Rapids||24||1,199||Portland Timbers|
|9||Steven Lenhart||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||90||1,155||New York Red Bulls|
|10||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Forward||New York Red Bulls||90||1,145||Philadelphia Union|
|11||Lawrence Olum||Midfielder||Sporting Kansas City||90||1,120||LA Galaxy|
|12||Dominic Oduro||Forward||Toronto FC||90||1,117||Houston Dynamo|
|13||Doneil Henry||Defender||Toronto FC||90||1,097||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|14||C.J. Sapong||Forward||Sporting Kansas City||90||1,087||Columbus Crew|
|15||Jason Hernandez||Defender||San Jose Earthquakes||90||1,058||New York Red Bulls|
|16||Jeff Larentowicz||Midfielder||Chicago Fire||90||999||Philadelphia Union|
|17||Luke Moore||Forward||Toronto FC||79||987||Houston Dynamo|
|18||Donovan Ricketts||Goalkeeper||Portland Timbers||90||982||Colorado Rapids|
|19||Benny Feilhaber||Midfielder||Sporting Kansas City||90||974||Columbus Crew|
|20||Tesho Akindele||Forward||FC Dallas||90||912||
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