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Fernandez, Loyd earn MLS honors

23 July 2:44 pm

Fernandez, Loyd earn MLS honors

By Beth Anne Carroll

Two FC Dallas starters earned some praise from MLSsoccer.com following the team's scoreless draw in Montreal. Raul Fernandez took the top spot in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20, while Zach Loyd earned a spot on Team of the Week

Fernandez is no stranger to the Castrol Index. This week's appearance marks his sixth on the season and the second time the 'keeper has been number one for the week. Here's what the MLS staff had to say about the Peruvian national:

Nine goalkeepers made the cut, with FC Dallas 'keeper Raúl Fernández leading the way in the Week 21 marks. His four saves in a shutout performance helped Dallas pick up a road point in Montreal. It is the second time this season Fernandez has had the top spot in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.

Meanwhile, Zach Loyd was one of three defenders to pick up Team of the Week honors after his strong backfield performance in Montreal. Here's what Nicholas Rosano said about the defender:

A force on the right flank as Dallas battled to a scoreless draw in Montreal, both quieting the Impact's attack and getting forward to effectively join in on a few attacks himself.

Congrats to both players on their performances! 

 

Castrol Index Week 21 Top 10 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Raúl Fernández Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 Montreal Impact 1,445
2 DeAndre Yedlin Defender Seattle Sounders 90 Colorado Rapids 1,434
3 Clint Irwin Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 Seattle Sounders 1,331
4 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 Toronto FC 1,316
5 Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Portland Timbers 90 Philadelphia Union 1,298
6 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 FC Dallas 1,261
7 Ike Opara Defender Sporting Kansas City 90 Real Salt Lake 1,231
8 José Gonçalves Defender New England Revolution 90 Columbus Crew 1,219
9 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 Portland Timbers 1,196
10 Chris Rolfe Forward Chicago Fire 90 D.C. United 1,181