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Mendoza and Oduro eye Golden Boot
by Mike Woitalla, September 20th, 2011 1:50AM
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[MLS GOLEADORES] Colombus' Andres Mendoza and Chicago's Dominic Oduro moved closer to the top of the leading scorer's race with strikes in Week 27. ...

* Andres Mendoza scored two from the penalty spot in Columbus' 2-2 tie with Houston to put him within a goal of leaders Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry. The 26-year-old Peruvian arrived to Columbus late last season and scored twice in eight 2010 appearances.

* Chicago's Dominic Oduro scored the gamewinner in the Fire's 3-2 win over Chivas USA. It was the 10th goal of the season for 26-year-old Ghanaian who played college ball at VCU. Oduro joined MLS in 2006 and had never scored more than five goals in a season in a career that included stints in Dallas, New York and Houston.

* Twenty-seven goals were scored in Week 27's 10 games for a 2.70 average and the MLS scoring rate improved for the second straight week. MLS's leaguewide goals-per-game average is now 2.57. The 2010 season ended with an all-time low 2.46 goals per game. MLS's second-lowest scoring year was the 2009 season, which ended at 2.54.

* MLS Leading Scorers

Thierry Henry New York
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 12
Andres Mendoza
Columbus 11
Charlie Davies D.C. United
Brek Shea FC Dallas
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
Dominic Oduro
Eric Hassli Vancouver
Dwayne De Rosario
D.C. United

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