[MLS GOLEADORES] Colombus' Andres Mendoza and Chicago's Dominic Oduro moved closer to the top of the leading scorer's race
with strikes in Week 27. ...
* Andres Mendoza scored two from the penalty spot in Columbus' 2-2 tie with Houston to put him within a goal of leaders Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry. The 26-year-old Peruvian arrived to Columbus late last season and scored twice in eight 2010 appearances.
* Chicago's Dominic Oduro scored the gamewinner in the Fire's 3-2 win over Chivas USA. It was the 10th goal of the season for 26-year-old Ghanaian who played college ball at VCU. Oduro joined MLS in 2006 and had never scored more than five goals in a season in a career that included stints in Dallas, New York and Houston.
* Twenty-seven goals were scored in Week 27's 10 games for a 2.70 average and the MLS scoring rate improved for the second straight week. MLS's leaguewide goals-per-game average is now 2.57. The 2010 season ended with an all-time low 2.46 goals per game. MLS's second-lowest scoring year was the 2009 season, which ended at 2.54.
* MLS Leading Scorers
|Player ||Team ||Goals ||Assists |
|Thierry Henry||New York ||12 ||4
|Landon Donovan ||Los Angeles||12 ||3 |
|Andres Mendoza ||Columbus||11 ||2 |
|Charlie Davies||D.C. United ||11 ||1 |
|Brek Shea||FC Dallas ||10 ||3 |
Jose ||10 ||3 |
|Dominic Oduro ||Chicago ||10 ||2 |
|Eric Hassli||Vancouver ||10 ||1 |
|Dwayne De Rosario ||D.C. United ||9 ||10 |