Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Wondo surges toward repeat
by Mike Woitalla, October 11th, 2011 12:29AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls


[MLS GOLEADORES] San Jose's Chris Wondolowski, last season's Golden Boot winner, scored twice in Week 30 action to go into a three-way tie atop MLS's leading scorers list. Wondolowski aims to become the first player since Carlos Ruiz in 2003 to repeat as the league's top scorer. For the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* San Jose's Chris Wondolowski is tied with New York's Thierry Henry, who scored last Tuesday against the Galaxy, and D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario, with 14 goals. Wondolowski scored both goals Saturday in a 2-1 win over New England. Last season, Wondolowski won the Golden Boot with 18 goals. New Yprk and San Jose have two more games while D.C. United has four.

* Only twice since MLS's 1996 launch has a player won back-to-back leading scorer titles: Carlos Ruiz (2002-03 with Los Angeles) and Stern John (1998-99 with Columbus). Ruiz scored 24 goals in 2002 and 15 in 2003, when he tied with New England's Taylor Twellmann. John scored 26 in 1998 and 18 in 1999, when he tied with Roy Lassiter and Jason Kreis.

* MLS's leaguewide goals-per-game average is now 2.58. 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

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Dwayne De Rosario
D.C. United
14
12
Thierry Henry New York
14
4
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
14
3
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 12
3
Dominic Oduro
Chicago
12
2
Freddy Montero Seattle
11
8
Camilo Vancouver
11
3
Andres Mendoza
Columbus 11
2
Charlie Davies D.C. United
11
1
Sebastien Le Toux Philadelphia
10
8
Brek Shea FC Dallas
10
3
Fabian Espindola Real Salt Lake
10
2
Alvaro Saborio Real Salt Lake
10
2
Eric Hassli Vancouver
10
2
Juan Pablo Angel Chivas USA
10
1


0 comments
  1. Vince Leone
    commented on: October 11, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.
    None of Wondo's goals are from PKs. I know that DeRo has at least 1 PK. What about Henry? (I don't count PKs in my unofficial stats.)


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying    
"We can't say exactly how many tickets there will be because we don't know the exact ...
Chelsea U-21 scores our Goal of the Week    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Lewis Baker scored an absolutely brilliant goal in U-21 Chelsea's 2-1 win over ...
Maradona goes go-karting    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Diego Maradona went go-karting in Dubai and the 53-year-old seems to ...
What They're Saying    
"We didn't want to have the appearance of an absolute army looking at every individual call ...
Record 80 teams set for May 7 launch    
[U.S. OPEN CUP] Weekend games for MLS teams during the World Cup break spice up the ...
Three games to watch    
[MLS: Week 8] Without a lot of fanfare, D.C. United finds itself in the thick of ...
Coors Light gets branded zone at Sporting Park    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] Sporting Kansas City has added Coors Light as the MLS club's official domestic beer ...
Seattle Reign looks like the real deal    
[NWSL: Week 3] Sydney Leroux didn't score, and Megan Rapinoe didn't play, but that didn't stop ...
The battle of Miami's traffic experts    
[MLS EXPANSION] You know MLS stadium plans for Miami are not being positioned well when the ...
Joya's second goal in stoppage time trips up Xolos    
[USA UNDER-21 MEN] First-year Chicago Fire midfielder Benji Joya scored two goals, the second one in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives