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MLS scoring average on rise
by Mike Woitalla, September 4th, 2012 2:13AM
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[MLS GOLEADORES] New England's French striker Saer Sene scored twice in a 3-3 tie with Chivas USA to join the Golden Boot race. ... Week 26's games averaged 2.91 goals per game as MLS is on pace for its highest scoring season since 2008. ... For the latest on the Golden Boot race and MLS scoring trends ...

* While the Golden Boot leaders went scoreless in Week 26, New England's Sene struck his 10th and 11th goals in Wednesday's 3-3 tie with Chivas USA to join 10 others who have scored more than 10 goals. But Sene suffered a knee injury late in the game and is out for the season.

* It's been a decade since MLS averaged three goals per game, and the previous three seasons were its lowest scoring ever. After 256 games in 2012, the league average is 2.68, the highest since the 2008 season produced 2.81.

MLS SCORING HISTORY
2012 -- 2.68
2011 -- 2.58
2010 -- 2.46
2009 -- 2.54
2008 -- 2.81
2007 -- 2.66
2006 -- 2.62
2005 -- 2.87
2004 -- 2.61
2003 -- 2.89
2002 -- 3.01
2001 -- 3.28
2000 -- 3.19
1999 -- 2.86
1998 -- 3.57
1997 -- 3.26
1996 -- 3.37


* MLS Leading Scorers

Player Team (country) Goals Assists
 Chris Wondolowski  San Jose (USA)  18  6
 Kenny Cooper  New York (USA)  14  2
 Alvaro Saborio  Real Salt Lake (Costa Rica)  14  2
 Thierry Henry  New York (France)  11  8
 Robbie Keane  Los Angeles (Ireland)  11  8
 Freddy Montero  Seattle (Colombia)  11  5
 Will Bruin  Houston (USA)  11  3
 Alan Gordon  San Jose (USA)  11  3
 Saer Sene  New England (France)  11  3
 Eddie Johnson  Seattle (USA)  11  2


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