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DeRo edges Wondo for Golden Boot
by Mike Woitalla, October 24th, 2011 1:53AM

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[MLS GOLEADORES] D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario and San Jose's Chris Wondolowski each scored a league-leading 16th goal in the last week of MLS regular-season play, but De Rosario claimed the Golden Boot on the assist tiebreaker, having set up 12 goals to Wondolowski's three assists. For more on this season's leading scorers and Golden Boot history. ...

* De Rosario has scored 93 regular-season goals (seventh on the all-time list) and has won four MLS titles in his 11-year MLS career, but this season marks his first Golden Boot.

* DeRo in 2011 became the first player to score for three different teams. He scored 13 goals for D.C. United after arriving from New York, where he struck twice after notching one goal for Toronto, with which he started the season. Eight of his assists were for D.C. United, for which he played 18 games.

* San Jose's Chris Wondolowski, who won the Golden Boot last season with 18 goals, scored his 16th from the penalty spot in a 4-2 win over FC Dallas and hit the crossbar later in the game. He's the third player to win the Golden Boot and tie for the goalscoring lead the following season. (Stern John led the league in 1998 with 26 and tied in 1999 with Roy Lassiter and Jason Kreis on 18. Carlos Ruiz led in 2002 with 24 and tied in 2003 with Taylor Twellman on 15).


* MLS Leading Scorers

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Dwayne De Rosario
D.C. United
16
12
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
16
3
Thierry Henry New York
14
4
Andres Mendoza
Columbus 13
2
Freddy Montero Seattle
12
9
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 12
3
Camilo Vancouver
12
3
Dominic Oduro
Chicago
12
2
Sebastien Le Toux Philadelphia
11
9
Brek Shea FC Dallas
11
4
Alvaro Saborio Real Salt Lake
11
2
Charlie Davies D.C. United
11
1
Fabian Espindola Real Salt Lake
10
3
Eric Hassli Vancouver
10
2
Juan Pablo Angel Chivas USA
10
1

 

* MLS LEADING SCORERS HISTORY
2011 Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) 16
2010 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) 18
2009 Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas) 17
2008 Landon Donovan (Los Angeles) 20
2007 Luciano Emilio (D.C. United) 20
2006 Jeff Cunningham (Real Salt Lake) 16
2005 Taylor Twellman (New England) 17
2004 Eddie Johnson (Dallas), Brian Ching (San Jose) 12
2003 Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles), Taylor Twellman (New England) 15
2002 Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles) 24
2001 Alex Pineda Chacon (Miami) 19
2000 Mamadou Diallo (Tampa Bay) 26
1999 Stern John (Columbus), Roy Lassiter (D.C. United), Jason Kreis (Dallas) 18
1998 Stern John (Columbus) 26
1997 Jaime Moreno (D.C. United) 16
1996 Roy Lassiter (Tampa Bay) 27



1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: October 24, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.
    Another MLS brainless rule in naming the top goal scorer...what does that extra assist mean in order to crown the goal king?...if they are tied in goal scoring, that's it, why tinker with assists to break the deadlock...too much emphasis on stats is ludicrous.

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