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MLS has 20 double digit goal scorers for the first time ever

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The 2014 MLS season has without doubt, been one of the most exciting MLS Seasons of recent years.

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Attendances have been up, games have been more exciting, big name players have joined and even returned to the league and because of team USA's success at the world cup, the buzz for soccer in the US has increased even more.

2014 Goal Rush

Most importantly though, the amount of goals has increased, and for the first time in MLS history, 20 different players have reached the 10-goal mark this season. 

This weekend goals from the Red Bulls' Thierry Henry and Colorado's Deshorn Brown saw the number of players with at least 10 goals go from 18 to 20. The first time this has happened in MLS history.

The previous record was 19 players in 1998 when Stern John lead the scoring charts with 26 goals in 27 games. The increased amount of games may have something to do with this (2014 is only the fourth season with 34 regular season games) however the average goals per game stat has increased to an average of 2.9 goals, up from 2.6 in 2013.

It is also worth noting that with three/four games left there are seven players sitting on nine goals, so expect that amount of double digit goal scorers to increase before the regular season is up.

The players on 10 or more goals can be viewed here.

Super Galaxy

It's not the only impressive stat from this weekend as the LA Galaxy now have three players with double-digit assists this season.

This is the first time since the Miami Fusion team of 2001. Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane were already into double digits with 19 and 14 respectively but when Marcelo Sarvas provided Robbie Keane with a 22nd min assist against Toronto, he joined the two superstars with 10 or more assists. 

The previous week the red hot Galaxy put four past play off chasing New York and in doing so became the second team since 2002 to have three players scoring 10 or more goals in a season when Landon Donovan scored. He joined Keane and Gyasi Zardes who have19 and 16 goals respectively. 

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