List of Major League Soccer players with 100 or more goals

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Chris Wondolowski became the MLS all-time leading goalscorer on May 18, 2019.

This is a list of players who scored over 100 goals in Major League Soccer, the top flight men's 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. Thirteen players have reached the milestone.

The first MLS 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 thirteen players, eight are Americans and one, Dwayne De Rosario, is Canadian. The highest scoring foreigner is Kei Kamara of Sierra Leone, with 144 goals. Jaime Moreno of Bolivia and Bradley Wright-Phillips of England are the highest scoring players from South America and Europe respectively.

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Key

  • Bold shows players still playing in Major League Soccer.
  • Italics show players still playing professional soccer in other leagues.
As of 3 March 2024[6]
# Player Goals Apps Ratio First Last Club(s) (goals/apps)
1 United States Chris Wondolowski 171 413 0.41 2005 2021 Houston Dynamo (4/37), San Jose Earthquakes (167/374)
2 United States Landon Donovan 145 340 0.43 2001 2016 San Jose Earthquakes (32/87), LA Galaxy (113/253)
3 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 144 418 0.34 2006 2023 Columbus Crew (32/77), San Jose Earthquakes (2/12), Houston Dynamo (7/32), Sporting Kansas City (38/113), New England Revolution (19/52), Vancouver Whitecaps (14/28), Colorado Rapids (17/38), Minnesota United (1/7), CF Montréal (9/32), Chicago Fire (5/27)
4 United States Jeff Cunningham 134 365 0.37 1998 2011 Columbus Crew (64/203), Colorado Rapids (12/26), Real Salt Lake (19/38), Toronto FC (6/32), FC Dallas (33/66)
5 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 133 340 0.39 1996 2010 D.C. United (131/329), MetroStars (2/11)
6 England Bradley Wright-Phillips 117 234 0.50 2013 2021 New York Red Bulls (108/195), Los Angeles FC (8/18), Columbus Crew (1/21)
7 United States Ante Razov 114 262 0.44 1996 2008 LA Galaxy (1/6), Chicago Fire (76/155), Columbus Crew (1/7), MetroStars (6/18), Chivas USA (30/76)
8 United States Jason Kreis 108 305 0.35 1996 2007 Dallas Burn (91/247), Real Salt Lake (17/58)
9 Venezuela Josef Martínez 106 163 0.65 2017 2024 Atlanta United (98/134), Inter Miami (7/27), CF Montréal (1/2)
10 Canada Dwayne De Rosario 104 343 0.30 2001 2014 San Jose Earthquakes (27/108), Houston Dynamo (24/78), Toronto FC (28/76), New York Red Bulls (2/13), D.C. United (23/68)
11 United States Gyasi Zardes 103 297 0.35 2013 2024 LA Galaxy (34/131), Columbus Crew (54/110), Colorado Rapids (9/26), Austin FC (6/30)
12 United States Taylor Twellman 101 174 0.58 2002 2010 New England Revolution
13 United States Edson Buddle 100 304 0.33 2001 2015 Columbus Crew (42/106), New York Red Bulls (6/28), Toronto FC (0/10), LA Galaxy (45/118), Colorado Rapids (7/42)

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  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 Stats". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on 28 March 2021.