Top scorers in MLS history

Football (or soccer as Americans call it) in the United States of America has not been adopted in the same way as other national leagues around the world. However, it cannot be denied that there has been massive progress in this sport since MLS or Major League Soccer began in the mid-1990s. Some of the big names who have played in MLS includes: Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, of course, and Andrea Pirlo and lately the Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In the following list, you will meet the best scorers in MLS history,

Jaime Moreno: 133 goals

He is the highest-scoring foreign player in MLS history. The Bolivian Jamie Moreno scored copiously during two championships with DC United and played one season with New York MetroStars (nowadays New York Red Bulls) . He became known as one of the best football players in the United States in the late nineties and early 2000s, going on to win up to 4 MLS cups with the Washington club DC United that dominated the first seasons of the league. He is one of only 2 players to have scored 100 goals and has 100 assists in MLS. He retired in 2010.

Landon Donovan: 145 goals

Landon Donovan is the second top scorer in MLS history with a successful career for both his country and his club. He was named the country's player of the year on 7 occasions and scored 57 goals in 157 games for the national team. In LA Galaxy team history, Donovan holds the MLS record for most assists, tied with Clint Dempsey.

Chris Wondolowski: 159 goals

The goal record in MLS history is that of former US international Chris Wondolowski. He began his career with the San Jose Earthquakes, played 4 seasons with the Houston Dynamo, and then returned to the San Jose team. That is where he established himself as the top scorer in the club and in the league. Not forgetting his great achievement of winning the MLS Golden Shoe that he won twice (top scorer thrice but lost it one year by having too few assists).

Kei Kamara: 127 goals

If you want your team to score a goal, then call Kei Kamara. That was his reputation. The best season of Kei Kamara's career was established when he scored 26 goals, including playoff matches, when the Columbus Crew finished as an MLS Cup runner-up. His 22 goals during the regular season saw him finish as top scorer alongside Sebastián Giovinco in the league division.

The history of MLS is interesting and continues to grow rapidly. If you are a football fan, be sure to give some love to the talented American soccer.