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Cooper takes top spot with Wondo
by Mike Woitalla, May 28th, 2012 6:38PM

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[MLS GOLEADORES] New York's Kenny Cooper scored his 11th goal of the season to move into a tie with San Jose's Chris Wondolowski atop the leading scorer's race. ... New England's French striker Saer Sene's on a roll. ... D.C. United's Brazilian Maicon Santos is enjoying his best season since joining MLS. ... For the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* Kenny Cooper scored the Red Bulls' goal in a 1-1 tie with Chivas USA on Wednesday to give him 11 so far this season. 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.

* New England's French striker Saer Sene's goal in a 3-2 loss to D.C. United gives him five goals in his last five games and four in his last three. The 25-year-old is the leading scorer among 2012 MLS newcomers.

* Maicon Santos came off the bench and scored the winner in D.C. United's 3-2 victory over New England. He joined MLS in 2009 and scored twice before moving to Toronto in the middle of the 2010 season, which he finished with six goals. In 2011, in 30 games, he scored six goals for Toronto and two for Dallas before moving to D.C. United in the offseason. The 28-year-old Brazilian now has seven goals in 13 games (10 starts) this season.

* Seattle's David Estrada broke a 10-game scoreless streak when he notched his fifth of the season in a 1-1 tie with Chivas USA.

* MLS is averaging 2.56 goals in its first 120 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.

* The New York Red Bulls are the highest scoring team, averaging 2.00 goals per game, followed by San Jose's 1.93.

* Chivas USA is the lowest scoring team, managing just 0.69 goals per game.

* MLS Leading Scorers

Player
Team (country)
Goals
Assists
 Chris Wondolowski
 San Jose (USA)
 11
 3
 Kenny Cooper
 New York (USA)
 11
 1
 Thierry Henry
 New York (France)
 9
 5
 Saer Sene
 New England (France)  7
 2
 Maicon Santos
 D.C. United (Brazil)  7
 1
 Alvaro Saborio
 Real Salt Lake (Costa Rica)  6
 1
 Dwayne De Rosario
 DC United (Canada)  5
 8
 Kei Kamara
 Kansas City (Sierra Leone)  5
 3
 Blas Perez
 Dallas (Panama)  5
 3
 Chris Pontius
 DC United (USA)  5
 1
 Will Bruin  Houston (USA)  5
 1
 Steven Lenhart
 San Jose (USA)  5
 0
 David Estrada
 Seattle (USA)  5
 0


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