With top goalkeeper Tally Hall out for the season, the Houston Dynamo turned to Tyler Deric. And in Week 28, the former backup showed his value, according to the Castrol Index.
In his seventh career MLS start, Deric racked up the clean sheet in a scoreless draw against the Philadelphia Union, and as a result tops the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.
Following him in the Top 5 for the week are D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell (No. 2), who grabbed a goal in a wild 3-3 draw against the Chicago Fire, Real Salt Lake's Carlos Salcedo (No. 3), another defender who scored a goal, in his case in a rout over the Colorado Rapids, and a pair of forwards, the Portland Timbers' Fanendo Adi (No. 4), and LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane (No. 5), who also scored in their teams' respective wins.
See how players collect points in the Castrol methodology.
Castrol Index Week 28 Top 20 Performers
|1||Tyler Deric||Goalkeeper||Houston Dynamo||90||1,360||Philadelphia Union|
|2||Bobby Boswell||Defender||D.C. United||90||1,257||Chicago Fire|
|3||Carlos Salcedo||Defender||Real Salt Lake||90||1,232||Colorado Rapids|
|4||Fanendo Adi||Forward||Portland Timbers||71||1,199||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|5||Robbie Keane||Forward||LA Galaxy||90||1,154||FC Dallas|
|6||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Forward||New York Red Bulls||58||1,101||Seattle Sounders|
|7||Chris Schuler||Defender||Real Salt Lake||45||1,072||Colorado Rapids|
|8||Gilberto||Forward||Toronto FC||90||1,061||Chivas USA|
|9||Steve Clark||Goalkeeper||Columbus Crew||90||1,042||New England Revolution|
|10||Jack McInerney||Forward||Montreal Impact||90||1,025||San Jose Earthquakes|
|11||Donovan Ricketts||Goalkeeper||Portland Timbers||90||996||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|12||Luke Moore||Forward||Toronto FC||72||940||Chivas USA|
|13||Ibrahim Sekagya||Defender||New York Red Bulls||90||926||Seattle Sounders|
|14||Diego Valeri||Midfielder||Portland Timbers||90||915||Vancouver Whitecaps|
|15||Michael Seaton||Forward||D.C. United||45||893||Chicago Fire|
|16||Joao Plata||Forward||Real Salt Lake||90||887||Colorado Rapids|
|17||Quincy Amarikwa||Forward||Chicago Fire||90||871||D.C. United|
|18||Joe Bendik||Goalkeeper||Toronto FC||90||857||Chivas USA|
|19||Ambroise Oyongo||Midfielder||New York Red Bulls||90||855||Seattle Sounders|
|20||Landon Donovan||Midfielder||LA Galaxy||90||851||