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Wondo surges toward repeat
by Mike Woitalla, October 11th, 2011 12:29AM

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[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.)


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