Moreno will catch Kreis, but who will catch Chinaglia?

Giorgio Chinaglia

With DC United’s Jaime Moreno virtually certain to pass the recently retired Jason Kreis as Major League Soccer‘s all-time leading goal scorer soon, I thought it would be fun to create a list combining the leading goalscorers of MLS and the old NASL (these are regular season goals only):

PlayerGoals
Giorgio Chinaglia193
Alan Willey129
Karl-Heinz Granitza128
Ron Futcher119
Jason Kreis108
Jaime Moreno*107
Paul Child102
Illja Mitic101
Ante Razov*100
Steve David100
Jeff Cunningham*93
Roy Lassiter88
Ace Ntsoelengoe87
Mike Stojanovic83
Raul Diaz Arce82
Alan Green82
Taylor Twellman*79
Preki79
Carlos Ruiz*76
Laurie Abrahams76
Ade Coker74
Branko Segota73
Derek Smethurst73
Ronald Cerritos71
*Active

Personally, I think Taylor Twellman’s going to be the first guy in this era to get to 20012023 Edit: Had it not been for concussions, he might have.. Whatever number Moreno puts up there, Twellman’s going to get in a few years.

By the way, Chinaglia scored 49 goals in 41 playoff games, giving him 242. That’s still not a record, though, as Archie Stark of Bethlehem Steel, one of the powerhouse teams of the early 20th century, is credited with 253 goals in 293 American Soccer League games between 1921 and 1931. You may, of course, choose to give that accomplishment a lot, a little, or no consideration.

Kenn Tomasch

Kenn Tomasch

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