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Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Houston Dynamo's Tyler Deric emerges on top in Week 28

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

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points Opponent
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

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