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2012 Top U.S. goal scorers
by Paul Kennedy, December 30th, 2012 7:25PM

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[GOLEADORES] No American approached Lionel Messi's 91 goals, but it was a good year for U.S. goal scorers. Three players -- Chris Wondolowski (27), Jozy Altidore (25) and Clint Dempsey (23) -- scored more than 20 goals in 2012; three others -- Kenny Cooper, Eddie Johnson and Herculez Gomez -- scored 19 goals. And 13 Americans playing first division soccer scored 10 or more goals.

27 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
--  MLS regular season 27

25 Jozy Altidore (AZ)
-- Dutch Eredivisie 21
-- KNVB Beker 4

23 Clint Dempsey (Fulham/Tottenham)
-- English Premier League 14
-- English FA Cup 3
-- U.S. national team 6

19 Kenny Cooper (New York Red Bulls)
-- MLS regular season 18
-- U.S. Open Cup 1

19 Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
-- MLS regular season 11
-- MLS playoffs 1
-- U.S. Open Cup 1
-- Concacaf Champions League 1
-- U.S. national team 2

19 Hercules Gomez (Santos)
-- Mexican Torneo Clausura 5
-- Mexican Torneo Apertura 4
-- Concacaf Champions League 7
-- U.S. national team 3

16 Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
-- MLS regular season 12
-- MLS playoffs 4

14 Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)
-- MLS regular season 13
-- MLS playoffs 1

14 Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
-- MLS regular season 9
-- MLS playoffs 2
-- U.S. national team 3

13 Terrence Boyd (Bor. Dortmund/Rapid Vienna)
-- Austrian Bundesliga 9
-- Austrian OFB Pokal 1
-- Europa League 3

12 Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
-- MLS regular season 12

11 Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
-- MLS regular season 10
-- U.S. Open Cup 1

11 C.J. Sapong (Sporting KC)
-- MLS regular season 9
-- U.S. Open Cup 2

Totals include goals scored in competitive club competitions and on the U.S. national team.

Note:Icelandic under-21 Aron Johannsson, who was born in Alabama, scored 20 goals for AGF Aarhus, all in Denmark's Superliga. He has yet to play for Iceland in a competitive senior match but would need to petition FIFA for a one-time switch to play for the USA.



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