MLS scoring dips again

[MLS GOLEADORES] Goals remain rare in MLS as Week 12 produced only a dozen in 10 games.

* Week 12 games averaged a paltry 1.2 goals per game as this season's goals-per-game average dipped to 2.33. Last season ended with an all-time low 2.46 goals per game.

* Three Week 12 games ended in 0-0 ties, pushing the number of scoreless games this season to 13.

* Danny Mwanga, Philly's 2010 No. 1 draft pick, scored his fourth goal of the season in the Union's 1-1 tie at defending champ Colorado. The 19-year-old, who also has four assists this season, scored seven goals last season.

MLS Leading Scorers

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 8
1
Thierry Henry New York
6
3
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
6
2
Charlie Davies D.C. United
6
1
Luke Rodgers
New York
5
3
Maicon Santos Toronto FC
5
1
Danny Mwanga Philadelphia
4
2
Marco Pappa Chicago
4
2
Camilo
Vancouver
4
1
Will Bruin
Houston
4
1
Brad Evans
Seattle 4
1
Shalrie Joseph New England
4
1
Chris Pontius D.C. United
4
1
Brek Shea FC Dallas
4
1
Cam Weaver
Houston 4
1
Diego Chaves Chicago
4
0
Eric Hassli Vancouver
4
0
Emilio Renteria
Columbus
4
0

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1 comment about "MLS scoring dips again".
  1. I w Nowozeniuk, June 6, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.

    This is not big news about low scoring in the MLS. Anyone ever try to figure out that simple turnovers and bad decision-making on the pitch is the root cause of low scoring. Look at Davies' miss v the galaxy after rounding the fallen defender and keeper, one extra touch to keep his balance and score,turned into a hurried off-balance miss. And how about Josh Wolf of DC who couldn't put two clear chances on frame from several yards out, pitiful.

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