Monday, February 26, 2007

MLS: Top 100 Single Season Goal Totals

Everybody knows the top few, I covered that when posting about the top multiple year goal totals last April. I think it's fun to see a larger list. Regular season only, of course. Below this one, you'll find a list of the top single season goalscorers in all competitions.



Goals Team Season Nationality
1 Roy Lassiter 27 TB 1996 USA
2 Mamadou Diallo 26 TB 2000 Senegal
2 Stern John 26 CLB 1998 Trinidad
4 Carlos Ruiz 24 LA 2002 Guatemala
5 Raul Diaz Arce 23 DC 1996 El Salvador
5 Taylor Twellman 23 NE 2002 USA
7 Eduardo Hurtado 21 LA 1996 Ecuador
8 Cobi Jones 19 LA 1998 USA
8 Alex Pineda Chacon 19 MIA 2001 Honduras
10 Raul Diaz Arce 18 NE 1998 El Salvador
10 Stern John 18 CLB 1999 Trinidad
10 Jason Kreis 18 DAL 1999 USA
10 Roy Lassiter 18 TB/DC 1998 USA
10 Roy Lassiter 18 DC 1999 USA
10 Preki 18 KC 1996 USA
10 Ante Razov 18 CHI 2000 USA
17 Brian McBride 17 CLB 1996 USA
17 Taylor Twellman 17 NE 2005 USA
17 Welton 17 LA 1998 Brazil
20 Jeff Cunningham 16 CLB 2002 USA
20 Jeff Cunningham 16 RSL 2006 USA
20 Clint Mathis 16 LA/NY 2000 USA
20 Jaime Moreno 16 DC 1997 Bolivia
20 Jaime Moreno 16 DC 1998 Bolivia
20 Jaime Moreno 16 DC 2005 Bolivia
20 Diego Serna 16 MIA 2000 Colombia
20 Adolfo Valencia 16 NY 2000 Colombia
28 Ronald Cerritos 15 SJ 1999 El Salvador
28 Raul Diaz Arce 15 DC 1997 El Salvador
28 Ariel Graziani 15 DAL 2000 Ecuador
28 Wolde Harris 15 NE 2000 Jamaica
28 Joe-Max Moore 15 NE 1999 USA
28 Carlos Ruiz 15 LA 2003 Guatemala
28 Diego Serna 15 MIA 2001 Colombia
28 Taylor Twellman 15 NE 2003 USA
28 Dante Washington 15 CLB 2000 USA
37 Abdul Thompson Conteh 14 DC 2001 Sierra Leone
37 Christian Gomez 14 DC 2006 Argentina
37 Ariel Graziani 14 SJ 2002 Ecuador
37 Steve Rammel 14 DC 1996 USA
37 Ante Razov 14 CHI 1999 USA
37 Ante Razov 14 CHI 2002 USA
37 Ante Razov 14 CHI 2003 USA
37 Ante Razov 14 CHV 2006 USA
37 Giovanni Savarese 14 NY 1997 Venezuela
37 Giovanni Savarese 14 NY 1998 Venezuela
37 John Spencer 14 COL 2001 Scotland
37 John Spencer 14 COL 2003 Scotland
49 Paul Bravo 13 SJ 1996 USA
49 Ronald Cerritos 13 SJ 1998 El Salvador
49 Mauricio Cienfuegos 13 LA 1998 El Salvador
49 Alex Comas 13 NY 2000 Colombia
49 Raul Diaz Arce 13 SJ/TB 1999 El Salvador
49 Wolde Harris 13 COL 1998 Jamaica
49 Jason Kreis 13 DAL 1996 USA
49 Jason Kreis 13 DAL 2002 USA
49 Carlos Ruiz 13 DAL 2006 Guatemala
49 Giovanni Savarese 13 NY 1996 Venezuela
49 Vitalis Takawira 13 KC 1996 Zimbabwe
60 Ronald Cerritos 12 SJ 1997 El Salvador
60 Brian Ching 12 SJ 2004 USA
60 Jeff Cunningham 12 CLB 1999 USA
60 Jeff Cunningham 12 COL 2005 USA
60 Mamadou Diallo 12 NE/NY 2002 Senegal
60 Landon Donovan 12 SJ 2003 USA
60 Landon Donovan 12 LA 2005 USA
60 Landon Donovan 12 LA 2006 USA
60 Rodrigo Faria 12 NY 2002 Brazil
60 Eddie Johnson 12 DAL 2004 USA
60 Brian McBride 12 CLB 2003 USA
60 Miklos Molnar 12 KC 2000 Denmark
60 Jaime Moreno 12 DC 2000 Bolivia
60 Preki 12 KC 1997 USA
60 Preki 12 KC 2003 USA
60 Musa Shannon 12 TB 1999 Liberia
60 Dante Washington 12 DAL 1997 USA
77 Paul Bravo 11 COL 1998 USA
77 Edson Buddle 11 CLB 2004 USA
77 Chris Carrieri 11 COL 2002 USA
77 Ronald Cerritos 11 SJ 2001 El Salvador
77 Brian Ching 11 HOU 2006 USA
77 Mark Chung 11 COL 2002 USA
77 Mark Chung 11 COL 2003 USA
77 Kenny Cooper 11 DAL 2006 USA
77 Damian 11 DAL 1997 Mexico
77 Dwayne De Rosario 11 HOU 2006 Canada
77 Christian Gomez 11 DC 2005 Argentina
77 Herculez Gomez 11 LA 2005 USA
77 Ariel Graziani 11 DAL 2001 Ecuador
77 Amado Guevara 11 NY 2005 Honduras
77 Jean Harbor 11 COL 1996 USA
77 Chris Henderson 11 COL 2002 USA
77 Eduardo Hurtado 11 LA/NY 1998 Ecuador
77 Mo Johnston 11 KC 1998 Scotland
77 Jason Kreis 11 DAL 2000 USA
77 Pete Marino 11 CLB 1996 USA
77 Joe-Max Moore 11 NE 1996 USA
77 Jaime Moreno 11 DC 2006 Bolivia
77 Pat Noonan 11 NE 2004 USA
77 Damani Ralph 11 CHI 2003 Jamaica
77 Damani Ralph 11 CHI 2004 Jamaica
77 Carlos Ruiz 11 LA 2004 Guatemala
77 Carlos Ruiz 11 DAL 2005 Guatemala
77 Diego Serna 11 MIA 1998 Colombia
77 Taylor Twellman 11 NE 2006 USA
77 Welton 11 LA 1997 Brazil


In all competitions, here are the players who have scored 20 times or more in a single season:



Goals Team Season
1 Carlos Ruiz 35 LA 2002
2 Roy Lassiter 34 TB 1996
3 Raul Diaz Arce 30 DC 1996
3 Stern John 30 CLB 1998
5 Mamadou Diallo 29 TB 2000
6 Roy Lassiter 28 TB/DC 1998
7 Stern John 25 CLB 1999
7 Ante Razov 25 CHI 2000
7 Taylor Twellman 25 NE 2002
10 Eduardo Hurtado 24 LA 1996
11 Preki 22 KC 1996
12 Roy Lassiter 21 DC 1999
12 Clint Mathis 21 LA/NY 2000
12 Carlos Ruiz 21 LA 2003
12 Adolfo Valencia 21 NY 2000
16 Jason Kreis 20 DAL 1999
16 Jaime Moreno 20 DC 1997
16 Alex Pineda Chacon 20 MIA 2001
16 Diego Serna 20 MIA 2000

Certainly, older players are helped due to the old best of 3 format the playoffs used to have. Now there are only 4 playoff games per team no matter what. But this year with the Superliga, you have some additional games.

In 1996, Lassiter scored his 34 goals in 36 games. In 1999, John scored 30 in 33, while Diallo scored 29 in 32 back in 2000. The best has to go to Ruiz, who scored his 35 in 36 games. After the MLS Cup he was at 35 in 35, but he failed to score in the US Open Cup final. Can any MLS player ever score a goal per game with that many games?

According to Wikipedia, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored 36 in 36 for Man Utd during the 2001/2 season.

Comments on "MLS: Top 100 Single Season Goal Totals"

 

Anonymous Talion said ... (7:36 AM, February 26, 2007) : 

Didn't Eskandarian have 14 goals in all competitions (10 regular season, 4 playoffs) in 2004?

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (2:18 AM, February 27, 2007) : 

The first list is regular season only. Second one includes all competitions.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 PM, February 28, 2007) : 

Great post.

Keep up the good work!

 

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