Expanded Analysis on Castrol Index Data; New England Players Provide Most Value Per Point

Earlier this week, Business of Soccer analyzed the top 25 players ranked in the Castrol Index alongside data from the MLS Players Union. Castrol exclusively provided the the complete data for additional analysis.

In addition, we looked at the value provided by each of the 19 teams in Major League Soccer. Real Salt Lake had the most points as a team with 8,837 based on its players included in the Index.

New England Revolution players provide the most value at $359 per point in the Castrol Index. The results are below.

MLS Castrol Index compared with salary data. Analysis by Business of Soccer. Data provided by Castrol and the MLS Players Union.

MLS Castrol Index compared with salary data. Analysis by Business of Soccer. Data provided by Castrol and the MLS Players Union.

Business of Soccer compared Major League Soccer’s Castrol Index with salary data provided by the MLS Players Union. Donovan Ricketts and Marco Di Vaio tied for first with 810 points.

Castrol worked with Major League Soccer and OPTA to log on average 1,800 player movements per match. Castrol’s team of performance analysts then analyze the data and provide each player a Castrol Index score out of 1,000 – the higher the score the better the player’s performance.

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