During the course of a successful rebuild, it's important to bring in big stars, but it's also important to stock the team with experienced players.
Toronto FC, in the midst of their grand project in 2014, may have found the formula to get to the MLS Cup playoffs, and in Week 20, it was one of those experienced names, Jackson, who set himself apart on the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.
The veteran Brazilian scored in a 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, and grabbed the No. 1 rank for the week with his performance. Behind him at the top in Week 20 are Chris Wondolowski (No. 2), who had a goal and an assist in the San Jose Earthquakes' 5-1 rout of the Chicago Fire, and Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin (No. 3), who helped preserve a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Chivas USA.
Rounding out the Top 5 are Javier Morales (No. 4), who set up the winner and insurance tally in Real Salt Lake's 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact, and the Vancouver Whitecaps' Sebastian Fernandez (No. 5), helping his team to an unprecedented number of shots in a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 20 Top 20 Performers
|1||Jackson||Midfielder||Toronto FC||90||1,597||Sporting Kansas City|
|2||Chris Wondolowski||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||90||1,496||Chicago Fire|
|3||Clint Irwin||Goalkeeper||Colorado Rapids||90||1,248||Chivas USA|
|4||Javier Morales||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||90||1,244||Montreal Impact|
|5||Sebastián Fernández||Forward||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||1,239||FC Dallas|
|6||A.J. Soares||Defender||New England Revolution||90||1,192||Columbus Crew|
|7||Drew Moor||Defender||Colorado Rapids||90||1,180||Chivas USA|
|8||Olmes García||Forward||Real Salt Lake||31||1,179||Montreal Impact|
|9||Andy Gruenebaum||Goalkeeper||Sporting Kansas City||90||1,101||Toronto FC|
|10||Atiba Harris||Forward||San Jose Earthquakes||70||1,082||Chicago Fire|
|11||Steve Clark||Goalkeeper||Columbus Crew||90||1,004||New England Revolution|
|12||Chris Schuler||Defender||Real Salt Lake||90||972||Montreal Impact|
|13||Dominic Oduro||Forward||Toronto FC||88||817||Sporting Kansas City|
|14||Blas Pérez||Forward||FC Dallas||84||815||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|15||Joao Plata||Forward||Real Salt Lake||90||772||Montreal Impact|
|16||Darren Mattocks||Forward||Vancouver Whitecaps||90||765||FC Dallas|
|17||Dillon Serna||Midfielder||Colorado Rapids||90||756||Chivas USA|
|18||Luke Mulholland||Midfielder||Real Salt Lake||83||750||Montreal Impact|
|19||Andrés Romero||Midfielder||Montreal Impact||90||743||Portland Timbers|
|20||Benny Feilhaber||Midfielder||Sporting Kansas City||90||734||