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Kenny Cooper strikes twice
by Mike Woitalla, May 14th, 2012 1:11AM
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[MLS GOLEADORES] Kenny Cooper scored twice for the New York Red Bulls in two Week 10 victories move into a tie for second-place among MLS leading scorers. For the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* Cooper scored in New York's 1-0 win over Houston on Wednesday and struck the gamewinner in Sunday's 3-2 win at Philadelphia to up his season total to nine goals, trying him with injured teammate Thierry Henry.

* Cooper scored eight goals for the Portland Timbers in 34 games last season. His best MLS production was in 2008, when he struck 18 times for FC Dallas.

* The 11 games in Week 10 produced 23 goals for a 2.09 goals per game average.

* MLS is averaging 2.45 goals in its first 96 games of the season. Last season ended with an average of 2.58, the second lowest in MLS history following the 2.46 produced in 2010.

* MLS Leading Scorers

Team (country)
 Chris Wondolowski
 San Jose (USA)
 Thierry Henry
 New York (France)
 Kenny Cooper
 New York (USA)
 Maicon Santos
 D.C. United (Brazil)  6
 Chris Pontius
 DC United (USA)  5
 Kei Kamara
 Kansas City (Sierra Leone)  4
 Saer Sene
 New England (France)  4
 Will Bruin
 Houston (USA)  4
 Fabian Espindola
 Real Salt Lake (Argentina)  4
 Dominic Oduro
 Chicago (Ghana)  4
 Alvaro Saborio
 Real Salt Lake (Argentina)
 Steven Lenhart
 San Jose (USA)
 David Estrada
 Seattle (USA)

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