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Wondo rolling toward record
by Mike Woitalla, October 8th, 2012 1:56AM
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[MLS GOLEADORES] MLS leading scorer Chris Wondolowski hit his second hat trick of the season to give him 25 goals -- just two fewer than the regular-season record set by Roy Lassiter in MLS's inaugural 1996 MLS season. For how Wondo's 2012 scoring ranks historically and the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* Northern California product Wondolowski became the second player, along with Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborio, to hit two hat tricks this season when he struck thrice in San Jose's 4-1 win over Colorado.

* Wondolowski's 25 goals rank him fourth in MLS regular-season scoring.

1996 Roy Lassiter (Tampa Bay/USA) 27
2000 Mamadou Diallo (Tampa Bay/Senegal) 26
1998 Stern John (Columbus/Trinidad & Tobago) 26
2012 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose/USA) 25*
2002 Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles/Guatemala) 24
1996 Raul Diaz Arce (D.C. United/El Salvador) 23
2002 Taylor Twellman (New England/USA) 23
1996 Eduardo Hurtado (Los Angeles/Ecuador) 21
2008 Landon Donovan (Los Angeles/USA) 20
2007 Luciano Emilio (D.C. United/Brazil) 20

* Wondowloski's Earthquakes have 2 more regular-season games this season.

* 2012 MLS Leading Scorers

Player Team (country) Goals Assists
 Chris Wondolowski  San Jose (USA)  25  8
 Alvaro Saborio  Real Salt Lake (Costa Rica)  17  3
 Kenny Cooper  New York (USA)  16  3
 Robbie Keane  Los Angeles (Ireland)  15  8
 Thierry Henry  New York (France)  14  12
 Eddie Johnson  Seattle (USA)  14  2
 Alan Gordon  San Jose (USA)  13  8
 Freddy Montero  Seattle (Colombia)  13  6
 Will Bruin  Houston (USA)  12  4
 Chris Pontius  D.C. United (USA)  12  4
 Kei Kamara  Kansas City (Sierra Leone)  11  6
 Saer Sene  New England (France)  11  3

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