After more than ten games played for this season at MLS, two forwards lead the striker’s list until now. Chicharito Hernandez, from Los Angeles Galaxy, and Raúl Ruidíaz, from Seattle Sounders, are both with 10 goals scored each.
Until the last game, the advantage was for the Mexican, but now it is tied. In the previous 2:0 win against Houston Dynamo, on Wednesday, July 7, Ruidíaz scored a goal in the last minute.
He has 10 goals scored in 13 games in the whole season, in 1,169 minutes played, which results in one goal per 89 minutes. These numbers are almost half from Seattle’s goals in this season, representing 43%.
The team has 23 goals, and 10 of them, was scored just by this player, which shows that he is essential for the Sounders. Six of his goals were made with the right foot, three with the left, and another with the head. He also has one assist.
All of them inside the box’s goals. Ruidíaz also has 39 shots and 19 shots on target. Lead by him, Seattle has the best results from the league, in first place in Western Conference, with 29 points, and has the second-highest number of scored goals.
According to Bovada, Ruidíaz is the favorite to finish the year at MLS as a striker, with +200 odds. You can finds this and other odds at Bovada. In the next game, they will travel to Minnesota to face the United at Allianz Field on Sunday, July 18.
On the other hand, Chicharito needs fewer minutes than Ruidíaz to score a goal in the MLS. He has the same ten goals, but in just 10 games played. Until now, is one goal per 86 minutes played.
This number is exactly the half of Galaxy’s goals at his season; that is 20. He also has 21 shots and 14 shots on target in 10 games. Chicarito made seven goals with the right foot and three with the left. All of them inside the box. He also has one assist.
While the strikers are tied, five points separate both teams. LA is in third place, with 24 points. In the next game, Hernandez and the Galaxy will face the last place, Vancouver Whitecaps, at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, July 17.