After an International Window and the Concacaf U20 Championships still in progress, many players on this list saw little to no action since our last update. We have a new number one in John Toklin who continues to have a stellar season. He added his first goal and continues to be an above average player for NYRB. We’ve also seen Gaga retain some form and the Miami boys, Bryce Duke and Indiana Vassilev had a big game last week. 

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  • John Tolkin after his first assist of the year
  • Gaga starting to play better
  • George Campbell back in the starting lineup and playing pretty well
  • Indian Vassilev with a brace to lead Miami to a win
  • Caleb Wiley is back and starting at LB and looking very good

Trending Down

  • Obed Vargas out with a back injury

#1 | LB, John Tolkin, New York Red Bulls (2002)

Previous Ranking: 2

1319 minutes / G+: 0.24 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.07 / xGoals: 1.1 / xAssists: 0.7

John Tolkin’s first assist of the season:

#2 | RB, Nathan Harriel, Philadelphia Union (2001)

Previous Ranking: 4

1281 Minutes / G+: 0.48 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.07 / xGoals: 0.4 / xAssists: 0.4

#3 | CM, Ben Bender, Charlotte FC (2001)

Previous Ranking: 1

1081 Minutes / G+: -0.82 / Goals: 3 / Assists: 3 / G+A/90: 0.50 / xGoals: 2.3 / xAssists: 1.7

Ben Bender’s third goal of the season:

#4 | GK, Gaga Slonina, Chicago Fire (2004)

Previous Ranking: 6

1440 minutes / G+: -2.54 / GA/90: 1.37 / PSxG +/-: -1.6

Gaga with a great save:

https://twitter.com/TomMaston/status/1540965012428161026?s=20&t=rTEP-mq0WCEwvRy6SKOjmQ

#5 | WING, Cade Cowell, San Jose Earthquakes (2003)

Previous Ranking: 3

892 minutes / G+: -0.98 / Goals: 1 / Assists: 3 / G+A/90: 0.40 / xGoals: 1.2 / xAssists: 1.1

#6 | CM, Leon Flach, Philadelphia Union (2001)

Previous Ranking: 5

1297 minutes / G+: -1.24 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.07 / xGoals: 0.7 / xAssists: 0.4

#7 | CB, George Campbell, Atlanta United FC (2001)

Previous Ranking: 11

890 minutes / G+: -0.08 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.3 / xAssists: 0.6

#8 | CM, Bryce Duke, Inter Miami (2001)

Previous Ranking: 7

662 Minutes / G+: -0.37 / Goals: 1 / Assists: 2 / G+A/90: 0.41 / xGoals: 1.9 / xAssists: 1.4

Beautiful assist from Bryce:

#9 | CM, Cameron Duke, Sporting Kansas City (2001)

Previous Ranking: 9

898 Minutes / G+: -0.18 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 2 / G+A/90: 0.20 / xGoals: 1.0 / xAssists: 1.5

#10 | DM, Sebastian Berhalter, Vancouver Whitecaps (2001)

Previous Ranking: 13

805 Minutes / G+: -0.31 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.2 / xAssists: 0.2

#11 | WING, Brian Gutierrez, Chicago Fire (2003)

Previous Ranking: 8

667 Minutes / G+: -0.60 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 2 / G+A/90: 0.27 / xGoals: 0.8 / xAssists: 1.5

#12 | CM, Obed Vargas, Seattle Sounders (2005)

Previous Ranking: 10

851 minutes / G+: -0.78 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.2 / xAssists: 0.4

#13 | RB, Tayvon Gray, New York City FC (2002)

Previous Ranking: 12

653 minutes / G+: -0.45 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.1 / xAssists: 0.5

#14 | CM, Aidan Morris, Columbus Crew (2001)

Previous Ranking: 14

563 minutes / G+: -1.15 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.2 / xAssists: 0.1

#15 | WING, Indiana Vassilev, Inter Miami (2001)

Previous Ranking: 22

339 minutes / G+: 0.76 / Goals: 2 / Assists: 0 / G+A/90: 0.53 / xGoals: 1.3 / xAssists: 0.4

Indiana with a brace in the last 80 minutes of the game:

https://twitter.com/brfootball/status/1540891030685368321?s=20&t=au0QW1bq-1S0mZf_5e8UCw

#16 | LB, Caleb Wiley, Atlanta United (2004)

Previous Ranking: 18

375 Minutes / G+: 0.37 / Goals: 1 / Assists: 0 / G+A/90: 0.24 / xGoals: 1.2 / xAssists: 1.2

#17 | WING, Owen Wolff, Austin FC (2004)

Previous Ranking: 16

409 minutes / G+: -0.92 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.22 / xGoals: 0.3 / xAssists: 1.3

#18 | WING, Cameron Harper, NYRB (2001)

Previous Ranking: 15

224 Minutes / G+: -0.02 / Goals: 1 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.80 / xGoals: 0.2 / xAssists: 0.7

#19 | CB, Jaziel Orozco, Real Salt Lake (2004)

Previous Ranking: 17

315 Minutes / G+: -0.06 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.1 / xAssists: 0.0

#20 | CM, Caden Clark, NYRB (2003)

Previous Ranking: 19

141 minutes / G+: -0.10 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.64 / xGoals: 0.2 / xAssists: 0.9

#21 | WING, Damián Rivera, New England Revs (2002)

Previous Ranking: 20

251 minutes / G+: -0.14 / Goals: 1 / Assists: 0 / G+A/90: 0.36 / xGoals: 0.3 / xAssists: 0.2

#22 | WING, Matko Miljevic, CF Montreal (2001)

Previous Ranking: 25

295 Minutes / G+: -0.31 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.4 / xAssists: 0.4

#23 | RB, Andres Jasson, New York City FC (2002)

Previous Ranking: 21

237 Minutes / G+: -0.11 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / G+A/90: 0.38 / xGoals: 0.1 / xAssists: 0.2

#24 | LB, Noah Allen, Inter Miami (2004)

Previous Ranking: NR

316 Minutes / G+: -0.55 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 0 / xGoals: 0.1 / xAssists: 0

#25 | DM, Danny Leyva, Seattle Sounders (2003)

Previous Ranking: NR

111 minutes / G+: -0.04 / Goals: 0 / Assists: 1 / xGoals: 0.0 / xAssists: 0.1

Danny Leyva with a beautifully weighted pass for his first assist of the season:

https://twitter.com/SoundersFC/status/1536928766789705728?s=20&t=TBUJZcf_lZ4KDz5KVSyiKg

Dropped from the list: Paxten Aaronson, Griffin Yow (transferred to Westerlo in Belgium)

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Statistical sources:Football Reference, American Soccer Analysis