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Top 10 all-time top goalscorers in MLS history

Published at :August 24, 2023 at 5:51 PM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 6:19 PM
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Lionel Messi has recently joined David Beckham’s Inter Miami

Major League Soccer (MLS) has witnessed some outstanding goal-scorers over the years, each leaving their mark on the league’s history. From American legends to international talents, these players have thrilled fans with their scoring prowess. Let’s take a closer look at the top 11 footballers who have netted the most goals in MLS history:

Lionel Messi*

Nation: Argentina

Clubs: 1 (Inter Miami)

Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers in the history of the sport. He has won 7 Ballon d’Or and is one of the most decorated footballers to join MLS. Messi joined Inter Miami in June 2023 after leaving Paris Saint Germain for free. The 36-year-old has been on fire since joining David Beckham’s co-owned side and has scored 7 goals in 4 appearances in the Leagues Cup. The Argentine star is yet to make his debut in the MLS and is anticipated to be joining the list soon.

10. Dwayne De Rosario

Nation: Canada

Clubs: 5 (San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls, D.C. United)

Goals: 104

With his amazing skills, Canadian Dwayne De Rosario made an indelible mark on Major League Soccer (MLS). He played for the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls, and D.C. United, all of which are well-known teams.

De Rosario showed how good he was as an attacking midfielder by getting 104 goals. His creativity and amazing ability to score goals wowed fans. His reputation continues to inspire new players, making him a beloved figure in the history of soccer in Canada and the MLS.

9. Josef Martínez

Inter Miami
Josef Martínez has also played for Torino

Nation: Venezuela

Clubs: 2 (Atlanta United, Inter Miami)

Goals: 104

Josef Martnez, who is from Venezuela, became a strong player in Major League Soccer (MLS). He scored 104 goals for two big teams, Atlanta United and Inter Miami, which is an amazing number. Martnez was known as a frequent goal scorer because of how good he was as a forward. His goal-per-game ratio cemented his reputation as a true scoring machine. His dynamic style of play and steady performance have left a lasting impression, making him one of the best goal-scorers in the league.

8. Jason Kreis

Nation: United States

Clubs: 2 (Dallas Burn, Real Salt Lake)

Goals: 108

As a strong forward, Jason Kreis, who was born in the United States, left a lasting mark on Major League Soccer (MLS). He scored an amazing 108 goals while playing for two well-known teams, Dallas Burn and Real Salt Lake. Kreis was respected not only for his amazing goal-scoring record, but also for his ability to lead and his skill as an attacker on the field. His legacy lives on as a reminder of how important he was to the past of the league. It serves as a model for aspiring players and a symbol of excellence in MLS.

7. Ante Razov

Nation: United States

Clubs: 5 (LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, MetroStars, Chivas USA)

Goals: 114

Ante Razov, who was born in the United States, changed Major League Soccer (MLS) forever with the way he scored goals. He scored an impressive 114 goals for five well-known teams: LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, MetroStars, and Chivas USA. Razov was both Croatian and American, which gave his accomplishments more depth and made him a unique and well-known figure in the history of the league. His ability to constantly find the back of the net made him one of the best goal-scorers in MLS. He will be remembered as a true goal-scoring master.

6. Bradley Wright-Phillips

Nation: England

Clubs: 3 (New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles FC, Columbus Crew)

Goals: 117

Bradley Wright-Phillips, who was born in England but has Grenadian roots, became a star in Major League Soccer (MLS) because he scored so many goals. He scored 117 goals for three great teams: the New York Red Bulls, the Los Angeles Football Club, and the Columbus Crew. Wright-Phillips’s amazing goal-per-game rate showed how good he was at finishing and how he could get people excited with his ability to find the back of the net. His lively style of play had a lasting effect on MLS and cemented his reputation as a great goal scorer.

5. Jaime Moreno

Nation: Bolivia

Clubs: 2 (D.C. United, MetroStars)

Goals: 133

As a respected forward, Jaime Moreno, who was from Bolivia, left an indelible mark on the past of Major League Soccer (MLS). He scored an amazing 133 goals while playing for two well-known teams, D.C. United and MetroStars. Moreno’s reputation grew most at D.C. United, where his athletic skill and ability to score goals made him a fan favourite. His ability to regularly put the ball in the back of the net and his style on the field made him a true MLS icon and a beloved player among soccer fans.

4. Jeff Cunningham

Nation: United States

Clubs: 5(Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, FC Dallas)

Goals: 134

Jeff Cunningham, a Jamaican-American forward, scored some of the best goals in the history of Major League Soccer (MLS). He scored 134 goals while playing for the Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, and FC Dallas, all of which are well-known teams. Cunningham stands out because of how fast he is and how well he finishes. This makes him a force to be reckoned with on the field. His ability to find the back of the net over and over again showed off his unique skill and made him one of the best goal scorers in the league.

3. Kei Kamara

Nation: Sierra Leone

Clubs: 10 (Columbus Crew, San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, New England Revolution, Vancouver Whitecaps, Colorado Rapids, Minnesota United, CF Montréal, Chicago Fire)

Goals: 144

Kei Kamara is from Sierra Leone, and he is the only player in the MLS who has played for more than one team. He played for a total of ten clubs, including the Columbus Crew, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, the New England Revolution, the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Colorado Rapids, Minnesota United, CF Montréal, and the Chicago Fire, where he showed off his amazing skills.

His incredible total of 144 goals shows how good he was in the air and how often he scored goals. Kamara was a tough opponent for players because he was so good in the air and always found the back of the net. He left a lasting mark on the league’s landscape.

2. Landon Donovan

Nation: United States

Clubs: 2 (San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy)

Goals: 145

Landon Donovan, a famous American forward, is one of the most famous people in the history of Major League Soccer (MLS). He scored an amazing 145 goals for two well-known teams, the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy. Donovan’s impact is more than just his ability to score goals.

His leadership, extraordinary vision, and natural ability to find the net have left an indelible mark on American soccer. His accomplishments go beyond the field, which makes him a symbol of greatness and an inspiration to generations of players in MLS and beyond who want to be great.

1. Chris Wondolowski

Nation: United States, Poland

Clubs: 2 (Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes)

Goals: 171

At the top of the list stands Chris Wondolowski, the all-time leading goal-scorer in MLS history. His impressive goal tally, combined with his longevity and consistency, solidifies his place as an MLS legend.

These footballers have scored countless goals and enriched the MLS with their skill, passion, and dedication to the beautiful game. Their contributions will be celebrated for generations to come.

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