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Weekly Nominations: Fernandez up for SOTW, Loyd makes TOTW

18 June 10:21 am

Weekly Nominations: Fernandez up for SOTW, Loyd makes TOTW

By Beth Anne Carroll

After a brilliant game against Portland which saw him record seven saves, it's no surprise that Raul Fernandez is nominated for Mlssoccer.com's Save of the Week. Fernandez's save in the 39th minute earned the nod. Voting is open until Thursday at 11:59 pm pacific time. Fernandez was also named the #1 performer of the week in the Top 3 Performers for week 16.

Further recognition rolled in for Raul who was also named to MLS' Team of the Week, alongside Zach Loyd, who had a solid defensive effort against Portland in addition to a goal against Houston in Open Cup action. Here's what Nicholas Rosano had to say about the duo:

GK: Raúl Fernández (FC Dallas) –Dallas may have lost in Portland,dropping a 1-0 result, but it would have been much worse had the Peruvian 'keeper not made a string of ridiculous saves worthy of any highlight reel.

DF: Zach Loyd (FC Dallas) – Just ahead of Fernández, the right back did the best out of any of Dallas' defenders on the night on both sides of the ball, frustrating Portland out wide for long stretches of the game and getting forward to good effect.

David Ferreira got some attention for his performance on Saturday, as well. The midfielder came in at number 16 on the weekly Castrol Index Top 20, his second time making the list this season.  

Castrol Index Week 16 Top 20 Performers

 

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 Colorado Rapids 1,349
2 Nathan Sturgis Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,326
3 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 FC Dallas 1,306
4 Kenny Miller Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New England Revolution 1,246
5 Diego Chará Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 FC Dallas 1,085
6 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 Montreal Impact 988
7 Brian Mullan Midfielder Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 981
8 Dominic Oduro Forward Columbus Crew 89 Montreal Impact 972
9 Joe Bendik Goalkeeper Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 912
10 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 821
11 Scott Caldwell Midfielder New England Revolution 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 811
12 Diego Valeri Midfielder Portland Timbers 90 FC Dallas 783
13 Jordan Harvey Defender Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New England Revolution 760
14 Marvell Wynne Defender Colorado Rapids 90 San Jose Earthquakes 759
15 Dimitry Imbongo Forward New England Revolution 22 Vancouver Whitecaps 746
16 David Ferreira Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Portland Timbers 745
17 Robert Earnshaw Forward Toronto FC 79 D.C. United 702
18 Chad Marshall Defender Columbus Crew 90 Montreal Impact 698
19 Juan Agudelo Forward New England Revolution 74 Vancouver Whitecaps 694
20 Nick DeLeon Midfielder D.C. United 90 Toronto FC 678