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Leaders come up empty in high-scoring week
by Mike Woitalla, August 13th, 2012 5:56PM

TAGS:  mls


[MLS GOLEADORES] Week 23's eight games produced an above-average amount of goals but only one of the league's leading scorers hit the net. ... For MLS scoring trends and the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* Of MLS's top 12 scorers, only Robbie Keane, who scored his 10th goal in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 4-0 rout of Chivas USA, hit the net during Week 23 action.

* The San Jose Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski, who leads the league in scoring with 17, has gone four games without striking.

* Landon Donovan remains at nine goals but his four assists on Sunday make him the league's assist leader with 11, followed by Brad Davis (Houston), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United) and Graham Zusi (Kansas City), who have each set up 10 goals.

* Eight games in Week 23 produced a 3.12 goals-per-game average.

* After 221 games, the league-wide goals-per-game average is 2.62.

* Last season ended with an average of 2.58, the second lowest in MLS history following the 2.46 produced in 2010.

* San Jose is MLS's high-scoring team, averaging 1.96 goals per game.

* Chivas USA is mustering a league-low 0.67 goals per game.

* MLS Leading Scorers

Player Team (country) Goals Assists
 Chris Wondolowski  San Jose (USA)  17  5
 Alvaro Saborio  Real Salt Lake (Costa Rica)  13  2
 Kenny Cooper  New York (USA)  13  1
 Thierry Henry  New York (France)  11  7
 Robbie Keane  Los Angeles (Ireland)  10  6
 Will Bruin  Houston (USA)  10  3
 Eddie Johnson  Seattle (USA)  10  2
 Chris Pontius  DC United (USA)  10  1
 Landon Donovan  Los Angeles (USA)  9  11
 Alan Gordan  San Jose (USA)  9  2
 Danny Koevermans  Toronto (Netherlands)  9  2
 Saar Sene  New England (France)  9  2

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