Timelines (CHV, DAL, LA, NE, TB)
04/09/05 Thiago Martins 1
I know Chivas is awful, but 4 goals could be enough to lead the team for the season. Unbelievable. I haven't checked, but I'm sure that's a record. Palencia should blow past these guys next season.
04/18/96 Jason Kreis 1
Another one that was settled early. No one will touch Kreis for years; he has the biggest lead of any of the team leaders. Eddie Johnson has the talent, but he's around 70 goals behind, and he'll be gone before that.
04/13/96 Cobi Jones 1
Hurtado tore up MLS the first two years, then was traded to the Metrostars. It would take Cobi two years from then to make up the difference. Ruiz was 2 goals away before being traded.
04/13/96 Robert Ukrop 1
Twellman is the latest guy to take over a team lead, and also was the first since 2000 (not counting RSL/Chivas). Since he seems to be heading towards that Jason Kreis mold of being great in MLS but not internationally, he could hold the lead for a long time.
04/13/96 Ivan McKinley 1
Lassiter of course went on to score 27 regular season goals that first season, still the record, and a total of 34 the first season. Only Carlos Ruiz has scored more in all competitions, with 35 in 2002. Raul Diaz Arce is the only other guy to hit 30, in 1996.
Lassiter finished with 44 goals for the Mutiny, who folded in time to stop Mamadou Diallo from overtaking him (39 goals). Ralston was close as well.