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Goals sparse but Montero and Ruiz strike
by Mike Woitalla, July 19th, 2011 12:28AM

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[MLS GOLEADORES] Three scoreless ties in Week 18 upped the season's total of stalemates to 24. Seattle and Colorado, however, provided some fireworks as Fredy Montero scored his sixth in his team's 4-3 win. For the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* Seattle's Fredy Montero scored his sixth goal of the season and notched his fifth assist in Seattle's 4-3 win over defending champion Colorado.

* Carlos Ruiz scored his sixth goal in Philadelphia's 3-0 win at New England to give the Guatemalan 88 regular-season goals in 169 games.

* Three of Week 18's seven games ended in scoreless tie and the week's goals-per-game average was a mere 1.86.

* MLS's leaguewide goals-per-game average is 2.40. The 2010 season ended with an all-time low 2.46 goals per game.

* MLS Leading Scorers

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Thierry Henry New York
9
4
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 9
1
Charlie Davies D.C. United
8
1
Brek Shea FC Dallas
8
1
Andres Mendoza
Columbus 7
1
Freddy Montero
Seattle
6
5
Nick LaBrocca
Chivas USA
6
3
Luke Rodgers
New York
6
3
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
6
2
Camilo
Vancouver
6
1
Conor Casey
Colorado 6
1
Fabian Espindola
Real Salt Lake 6
1
Maicon Santos Toronto FC
6
1
Eric Hassli Vancouver
6
0
Carlos Ruiz
Philadelphia
6
0


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