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Top Union Players Fall, Lower Players Rise In Second Edition Of MLS Castrol Index

MLS released its second ever Castrol Index today and the Philadelphia Union saw their top players take a hit in the rankings this time around, but the lower players got a boost from increased minutes and improved play since the first Index.

In the first edition of the Castrol Index, the Union had five players in the top 50 of the Index, with the entire defense (Jordan Harvey, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes and Sheanon Williams) and goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon placing highly. The team also had another three players in the top 150 (Stefani Miglioranzi, Carlos Ruiz and Sebastien Le Toux), with one of those three in the top 100 (Miglioranzi at 94). Rounding out the team were 10 other players in the top 350 (Keon Daniel at 183, Brian Carroll at 195, Amobi Okugo at 197, Kyle Nakazawa at 199, Danny Mwanga at 238, Roger Torres at 259, Justin Mapp at 265, Michael Farfan at 315, Jack McInerney at 330 and Gabriel Farfan at 339).

The second time around had mixed results for the Union. While players like Carroll (up to 127), Mwanga (up to 141) and Mapp (up to 202) all had large jumps in the rankings, the defense and Mondragon all took steps backward. Califf fell to 13, Valdes to 37, Harvey to 79, Williams to 83 and Mondragon to 124. Additionally, Miglioranzi dropped by a large amount, going from 94 to 207.

After the jump, the entire Union list for the second edition of the Castrol Index.

Rank       Player                           Team                            Minutes        Score
13
Danny Califf
Philadelphia Union
900
8.85
37
Carlos Valdes
Philadelphia Union
990
8.33
79
Jordan Harvey
Philadelphia Union
785
7.71
83
Sheanon Williams
Philadelphia Union
973
7.66
124
Faryd Mondragon
Philadelphia Union
990
7.19
127
Brian Carroll
Philadelphia Union
681
7.16
135
Sebastien Le Toux
Philadelphia Union
990
7.07
141
Danny Mwanga
Philadelphia Union
582
7.01
168
Carlos Ruiz
Philadelphia Union
799
6.74
181
Kyle Nakazawa
Philadelphia Union
535
6.61
202
Justin Mapp
Philadelphia Union
520
6.4
207
Stefani Miglioranzi
Philadelphia Union
464
6.35
223
Amobi Okugo
Philadelphia Union
441
6.19
251
Keon Daniel
Philadelphia Union
406
5.91
272
Michael Farfan
Philadelphia Union
225
5.7
281
Roger Torres
Philadelphia Union
260
5.6
300
Gabriel Farfan
Philadelphia Union
191
5.39
355
Jack McInerney
Philadelphia Union
109
4.67
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