List of Major League Soccer players with 100 or more goals

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This is a list of players who scored over 100 goals in Major League Soccer, the top flight soccer league of the United States and Canada, dating back to its inaugural season in 1996. This list does not include goals scored in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Eleven players have reached the milestone.

The first player to reach 100 goals was Jason Kreis on August 13, 2005 with his goal in Real Salt Lake's 4–2 loss to the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City).[1] On August 22, 2007 Jaime Moreno took the record from Kreis with his 109th goal, a penalty in a 3–1 win over his former team the New York Red Bulls.[2] Moreno retired in 2010 with 133 goals and held the record until August 27, 2011 when Jeff Cunningham scored his final MLS goal for Columbus Crew SC in their 6–2 defeat at Seattle Sounders FC.[3] On May 25, 2014 Landon Donovan broke the record with his 135th goal in a 4–1 Los Angeles Galaxy win over the Philadelphia Union;[4] he retired in 2016 with 145 goals. The record was subsequently broken on May 18, 2019, as Chris Wondolowski scored his 146th goal in a 4-1 win for the San Jose Earthquakes over the Chicago Fire.[5]

Of the eleven players, seven are Americans and one, Dwayne De Rosario, is Canadian. The highest scoring foreigner is Moreno of Bolivia, with 133 goals. The other two foreign players, Kei Kamara of Sierra Leone and Bradley Wright-Phillips of England, are the highest scoring African and European respectively.

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Chris Wondolowski became the MLS all-time leading goalscorer on May 18, 2019.
Moreno is the highest scoring foreign player with 133 goals.

Players whose names are in bold are still active and currently play in Major League Soccer.

As of August 24, 2019[6]
Rank Nation Name Goals Played Ratio Years Clubs
1 United States Chris Wondolowski 155 353 .44 2005–present 151 San Jose Earthquakes
4 Houston Dynamo
2 United States Landon Donovan 145 340 .43 2001–2014
2016
113 LA Galaxy
32 San Jose Earthquakes
3 United States Jeff Cunningham 134 365 .37 1998–2011 64 Columbus Crew, 12 Colorado Rapids, 19 Real Salt Lake, 6 Toronto FC, 33 FC Dallas
4 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 133 340 .39 1996–2010 131 D.C. United
2 MetroStars
5 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 123 339 .36 2006–2013
2015–present
32 Columbus Crew, 2 San Jose Earthquakes, 7 Houston Dynamo, 38 Sporting Kansas City, 19 New England Revolution, 14 Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 11 Colorado Rapids
6 United States Ante Razov 114 262 .43 1996–2009 1 LA Galaxy, 76 Chicago Fire, 1 Columbus Crew, 6 MetroStars, 30 Chivas USA
7 United States Jason Kreis 108 305 .35 1996–2007 91 Dallas Burn
17 Real Salt Lake
England Bradley Wright-Phillips 108 189 .57 2013–present 108 New York Red Bulls
9 Canada Dwayne De Rosario 104 343 .30 2001–2014 27 San Jose Earthquakes, 24 Houston Dynamo, 28 Toronto FC, 2 New York Red Bulls, 23 D.C. United
10 United States Taylor Twellman 101 174 .58 2002–2010 101 New England Revolution
11 United States Edson Buddle 100 304 .33 2001–2015 42 Columbus Crew, 6 New York Red Bulls, 45 LA Galaxy, 7 Colorado Rapids

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer: Kreis is first MLS player with 100 goals". Seattle Times. Associated Press. August 14, 2005. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Taylor, Adam M. (August 28, 2014). "D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls - Throwback Thursday: Jaime Moreno sets *the* record". Yahoo!. SB Nation. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  3. ^ McCarthy, Kyle (August 29, 2011). "Monday MLS Breakdown: Jeff Cunningham claims MLS goalscoring record in his own way". Goal.com. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Goal King! LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan sets new MLS goal record". Major League Soccer. May 25, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chris Wondolowski breaks MLS all-time scoring record". Major League Soccer. May 19, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "All-time". Major League Soccer. Retrieved October 8, 2018.