Sene Ranked 6th in Final Castrol Index

The final 2012 Castrol Rankings listed Saer Sene at number six among all MLS players this season. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

New England Revolution forward Saer Sene was listed as the sixth-best player in MLS on the final Castrol Index, which was released on Thursday.

Sene’s score of 762 fell three points shy of Earthquakes forward Steve Lenhart, who claimed the fifth spot with a mark of 765. Galaxy forward Robbie Keane led all MLS players with a score of 854. This year’s top 10 was populated entirely by forwards.

Sene tallied a team-high 11 goals and added two assists in his first season with the Revolution. The 25-year-old striker was signed in February 2012 after trialing with the club during the preseason.

Among the Revolution players listed inside of the top 100: Kelyn Rowe (45), Matt Reis (47) and Benny Feilhaber (90). In last year’s index, Shalrie Joseph was the Revolution’s highest-rated player at the 94th spot.

The Index ranked all players from the data collected since the MLS season began on March 10, 2012, through the final game of the season. The Index “assess(es) every player’s actions for net positive or negative impact on a team’s ability to score or concede a goal, analysts have logged more than 1,800 player movements per match, examining the merits of every action.”

2012 Final Castrol Index

Rating Name Team Castrol Index
1 ROBBIE KEANE
LA Galaxy
854
2 CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
San Jose
836
3 ALVARO SABORIO
Salt Lake
811
4 THIERRY HENRY
New York
796
5 STEVEN LENHART
San Jose
765
6 SAER SENE
New England
762
7 FREDY MONTERO
Seattle
728
8 KEI KAMARA
Kansas City
724
9 KENNY COOPER
New York
720
10 BLAS PEREZ
Dallas
718
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