MLS Match Impact Rating Top 10: July 2

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 30: Jaime Castrillon #23 of the Colorado Rapids celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Conor Casey #9 of the Colorado Rapids during their game against the Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park June 30, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

After another exciting week of MLS play, the updated Match Impact Rating* standings are available. This time, we also have the full leaderboard for you to browse. To make the standings this week, a player needed to have played a minimum of 675 minutes this season.

MLS 2012 Leaders
Player Team MIR PTS/90
Thierry Henry NY 64.3 1.47
Chris Pontius DC 52.4 0.93
Chris Wondolowski SJ 50.3 1.13
Javier Morales RSL 50.3 0.65
Saer Sene NE 46.1 0.78
Davy Arnaud MON 43.4 0.37
Blas Perez DAL 43.2 0.65
Fredy Montero SEA 43.1 0.52
Marco Pappa CHI 42.1 0.64
Eddie Johnson SEA 42 0.71

To see the full leaderboard, click here (1-32), here (33-66), here (67-100), here (101-134), here (135-168) and here (169-188). Discussion below the jump.

Thierry Henry is still at the top but fading from the level he was at earlier this season. In the last standings update, besides Henry, only Chris Wondolowski was in the 50s or above. Now the MLS goal scoring leader has been joined by Chris Pontius and Javier Morales. Pontius is scoring on a league-leading 32.1% of his shots (minimum 5 goals). Morales draws 2.94 fouls per 90 minutes (4th in MLS) to go along with his 0.65 points per 90. Davy Arnaud and Fredy Montero supplement their points per 90 by drawing the first and second most fouls in the league (49, 44) which ranks them second and fifth in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Sene is 7th in points per 90 (0.78) and scores on 20% of his shots. Perez has a decent points per 90 and is in the top 15 in fouls drawn per 90 (2.18, 14th). Pappa is in the same boat as Perez in those categories but doesn't cause as many fouls per 90. Johnson scores on 21.1% of his shots but causes a little more fouls per 90 than he draws.

For LA Galaxy fans, Landon Donovan's three-game point streak (4 G, 2 A) has been something to behold. He's up to 13th now in MIR (40.6) but had an 82.5 MIR and scored on 33.3% of his shots on in those last three matches. Mike Magee (33.9, 30th) and David Beckham (28.7, 49th) are the other Galaxy players in the top 50. Magee also has a three-game point streak going (2 G, 2 A) and has an MIR of 77.7 in those matches.

Top MIR Performances last week:

#1 Jaime Castrillon, Rapids vs. POR, 147.8 (1 G, 2 SOG, 1 Foul Committed, 3 Fouls Drawn, 80 Mins)

#2 Steven Lenhart, SJ vs. LAG, 117.1 (1 G, 1 A, 1 Shot, 1 Foul Committed, 1 Foul Drawn, 1 Yellow Card, 68 Mins)

#3 Nick Soolsma, Toronto FC vs. MON, 99.5 (1 A, 1 Foul Committed, 2 Fouls Drawn, 45 Mins)

#4 Ryan Johnson, Toronto FC vs. MON, 97 (1 G, 1 A, 2 SOG, 3 Fouls Drawn, 1 Offside, 90 Mins)

#5 Eddie Johnson, Sounders vs. NE, 86.3 (2 G, 2 SOG, 2 Fouls Committed, 1 Foul Drawn, 4 Offside, 90 Mins)

*For a introduction to the Offensive Match Impact Rating, see our post on it here.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join LAG Confidential

You must be a member of LAG Confidential to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at LAG Confidential. You should read them.

Join LAG Confidential

You must be a member of LAG Confidential to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at LAG Confidential. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.