Saturday, June 28, 2008


Jaime Moreno may become the first player in MLS to achieve a "double-triple", breaking a hundred in both goals and assists. Moreno is currently the League's all-time scoring leader with 117 goals and is approaching the century mark in assists with 95. If Moreno reaches this historical mark it seems he would be alone in the feat for some time to come.

New England's Steve Ralston currently is MLS's all-time leader in assists with 124. Ralston however has averaged less than five goals a year in his thirteen year career, with 62 goals. It is unlikely that he would threaten breaking through this level.
Ante Razov is second in goals behind Moreno, with 110, but only has 60 assists. If anyone has ever seen Razov play in the last thirteen years, knows his assists will never hit triple digits. Razov has taken 893 shots in his career compared to Ralston's 374.

Toronto FC's Jeff Cunningham has 99 goals but only 58 assists. The Jamaican will turn 32 years old in August, enough said.
Taylor Twellman has 92 goals but only 26 assists (see Ante Razov). Actually Twellman has been playing seven years and has already taken 514 shots. He is on a pace to overtake Razov's career shots but a double-triple seems unlikely.
Carlos Ruiz has 81 goals and 17 assists, it's hard to pass laying on the ground holding your ankle.

That leaves LA's Landon Donovan, who currently sits at 73 goals and 66 assists. For Donovan it only seems a matter of time (of which he has plenty) before he gets a double-triple, but it seems Moreno will be alone at the pinnacle of the League for several years and will always be remembered as the first. Vamos United!

I will keepm the VW tachometer up as a countdown to the historic mark.