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Camilo hat trick earns Golden Boot award
by Ridge Mahoney, October 27th, 2013 11:34PM

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[MLS: Leading Scorers] Camilo and Mike Magee took their Budweiser Golden Boot race down to the final day, yet in the end, neither player could lift his team into the MLS playoffs. But Camilo did claim a prestigious individual honor, that of top goalscorer.

Hours after Magee had netted his 21st goal in a 5-2 loss at Red Bull Arena that eliminated the Fire, Camilo nailed a hat trick to lead the already-ousted Whitecaps to a 3-0 defeat of Colorado and take the Golden Boot with 22 goals.

The total is five less than the single-season record of 27 set by Roy Lassiter in 1996 and tied last year by San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski. Prior to Wondo, the last 20-goal MLS scorer was Landon Donovan in 2008; he matched the 20 notched in 2007 by Luciano Emilio of D.C. United.

Magee pounced on a rebound to score in the sixth minute and give Chicago a 1-0 lead, and generated two more shots without scoring as the Red Bulls stormed back to score the next five goals. Camilo converted a penalty kick late in the first half and struck twice 10 minutes apart late in the second half to pass Magee with six minutes left in regulation.

Camilo Hat Trick:


Placing third was Marco Di Vaio of Montreal. He finished with 20 goals after the Impact fell in its finale, 1-0, in Toronto, yet qualified for the playoffs anyway thanks to Chicago’s defeat.

This marked the first season since MLS's inaugural season that as many as three players scored 20 or more goals.

Robbie Keane scored his 16th goal of the season in the Galaxy’s 1-1 tie at Seattle to wind up fourth in the charts.

MLS Leading Scorers (2013):
G PLAYER (TEAM)
22 Camilo (Vancouver)
21 Mike Magee (LA Galaxy/Chicago)
20 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
16 Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
13 Diego Fagundez (New England)
13 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
12 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
12 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
11 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
11 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
11 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
11 Tim Cahill (New York)

MLS Leading Scorers (Single Season):
G PLAYER (TEAM, YEAR)
27 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose, 2012)
27 Roy Lassiter (Tampa Bay, 1996)
26 Mamadou Diallo (Tampa Bay, 2000)
26 Stern John (Columbus, 1998)
24 Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles, 2002)
23 Taylor Twellman (New England, 2002)
23 Raul Diaz Arce (D.C. United, 1996)
22 Camilo (Vancouver, 2013)
21 Eduardo Hurtado (Los Angeles, 1996)
21 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago, 2013)
20 Landon Donovan (Los Angeles, 2008)
20 Luciano Emilio (D.C. United, 2007)
20 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal, 2013)

MLS Leading Scorers (Year by Year):
YEAR PLAYER (TEAM) G
2013 Camilo (Vancouver) 22
2012 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) 27
2011 Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) 16
2010 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) 18
2009 Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas) 17
2008 Landon Donovan (Los Angeles) 20
2007 Luciano Emilio (D.C. United) 20
2006 Jeff Cunningham (Real Salt Lake) 16
2005 Taylor Twellman (New England) 17
2004 Eddie Johnson (Dallas), Brian Ching (San Jose) 12
2003 Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles), Taylor Twellman (New England) 15
2002 Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles) 24
2001 Alex Pineda Chacon (Miami) 19
2000 Mamadou Diallo (Tampa Bay) 26
1999 Stern John (Columbus), Roy Lassiter (D.C. United), Jason Kreis (Dallas) 18
1998 Stern John (Columbus) 26
1997 Jaime Moreno (D.C. United) 16
1996 Roy Lassiter (Tampa Bay) 27


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