Castrol Weekly Top 20: Spreading the wealth in San Jose

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Hey Wondo, take a back seat.

It's probably a sign of how well things are going for the San Jose Earthquakes that a player not named Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart or Alan Gordon earns some major recognition.

English midfielder Simon Dawkins was the top performer of the week in MLS, finishing No. 1 in the weekly Top 20 Castrol Rankings. The 24-year-old Tottenham Hotspur product led the onslaught on the visiting Chicago Fire with a game-high seven shots in a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium last weekend.

If Dawkins' presence in the top spot came as a surprise, No. 2 finisher Drew Moor of the Colorado Rapids will also raise an eyebrow, although his goal in a 2-1 loss to Seattle boosted him here.

Player of the Week Jairo Arrieta of the Columbus Crew came in at No. 3, while Portland DP Kris Boyd, despite failing to score in a 1-0 blanking at the hands of Chivas USA, did enough throughout the match to earn a No. 4 ranking.

But it was the week of goalkeepers in Week 21, with five netminders making the Top 20, including Chivas USA's Dan Kennedy and the Columbus Crew's Andy Gruenebaum at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.

Meanwhile, the only field player to repeat two weeks in a row? Houston's Calen Carr, who has been a productive addition to the Dynamo lineup. He finished No. 4 last week and after another goal, this time vs. Toronto FC, he clocks in at No. 9.

Weekly Top 20 Performers - Week 21+ Powered by Castrol Index

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Points vs.
1 Simon Dawkins Midfielder SJ Earthquakes 90 1,619 Chicago Fire
2 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 1,365 Seattle Sounders
3 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 90 1,197 Sporting Kansas City
4 Kris Boyd Forward Portland Timbers 90 1,194 Chivas USA
5 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 1,180 Portland Timbers
6 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 1,117 Sporting Kansas City
7 Danny Califf Defender Chivas USA 90 1,099 Portland Timbers
8 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 1,063 Toronto FC
9 Calen Carr Midfielder Houston Dynamo 83 1,044 Toronto FC
10 Eddie Johnson Forward Seattle Sounders 90 1,012 Colorado Rapids
11 Sheanon Williams Defender Philadelphia Union 90 980 New England
12 Carlos Valdes Defender Philadelphia Union 90 970 New England
13 Josh Saunders Defender LA Galaxy 90 964 FC Dallas
14 Kei Kamara Forward Sporting KC 90 956 Columbus Crew
15 Saer Sene Forward New England 90 951 Philadelphia Union
16 Davy Arnaud Midfielder Montreal Impact 90 911 NY Red Bulls
17 Jack McInerney Forward Philadelphia Union 90 902 New England
18 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 878 Columbus Crew
19 Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Chicago Fire 90 849 SJ Earthquakes
20 Matt Reis Goalkeeper New England 90 808 Philadelphia Union