The MLS Match Impact Rating* Top 10 has been updated (it doesn't include Friday's Real Salt Lake-Vancouver Whitecaps match). Just as LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan made his move for the top of the standings, he got suspended for the FC Dallas match. The leaders are below (to make the list this week a player needed to have played 1000 minutes).
Discussion below the jump.
Henry is still on top and now has 10 goals on the season, only four away from his MLS career-high. Donovan is making his move for the top spot and has 16 points like Henry, but played more minutes to get there. Wondo is still leading MLS in goals but his scoring chance percentage has slipped a little recently. Pontius, the star of the MLS All-Star match, is scoring on 26.5% of his shots in 2012, a higher percentage than anyone else in the Top 25 of MIR. Morales is scoring nearly half a point per 90 minutes but also draws 3.1 fouls per 90 (2nd in MLS). Montero is only scoring on 6.6% of his shots but is drawing 2.83 fouls per 90. Dallas' record this season shows how they are missing the injured Perez, his points and fouls drawn per 90. Sene has been solid for New England all around in getting shots on net, scoring and drawing fouls. Lenhart joins Wondolowski in the Top 10 and that might give you some indication of why the Quakes are leading the league in the standings and in goals scored. Johnson, who scored the game-winning goal in the All-Star Game, is similar to Sene and Lenhart in production and he is doing good things on offense this season for Seattle.
Top MIR Performances last week:
#1 David Ferreira, Dallas vs. Portland: 153.7 (2 A, 1 SOG, 3 Fouls Drawn, 53 Mins)
#3 Macoumba Kandji, Houston vs. Montreal: 104.5 (2 G, 2 SOG, 2 Fouls Committed, 2 Fouls Drawn, 90 Mins)
#4 Jackson, Dallas vs. Portland: 94.5 (1 G, 2 A, 3 Fouls Committed, 1 Offside, 90 Mins)
#5 David Beckham, Galaxy vs. Whitecaps: 92.75 (1 G, 1 A, 1 SOG, 1 Foul Committed, 2 Fouls Drawn, 90 Mins)
*For a introduction to the Offensive Match Impact Rating, see our post on it here.