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MLS top goalscorer: Who is winning the Golden Boot race?

With top-heavy spending geared towards bringing in premium attacking talent, the Major League Soccer Golden Boot race is always unpredictable.

In recent years, the likes of Josef Martinez and Carlos Vela have set remarkable goalscoring records to bring home the coveted award.

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And just last year, Taty Castellanos hit the net 19 times across the 2021 regular season to seal the Golden Boot before inspiring NYCFC to MLS Cup glory in the Playoffs. The Argentine only won the award thanks to contributing more assists than runner-up Ola Kamara and after topping the standings again to start this season, has earned a move to Girona in La Liga.

This season looks like it’ll be an equally close race with just three goals separating three players and plenty more close behind.

Revisit this list throughout the season to keep track of who is leading the MLS Golden Boot race.

Players with the same number of goals are separated by minues played.

  1. Hany Mukhtar, Nashville SC – 21 (2,477 mins)
  2. Sebastian Driussi, Austin FC – 20 (2,515 mins)
  3. Daniel Gazdag, Philadelphia Union18 (2,583 mins)
  4. Brandon Vazquez, FC Cincinnati – 16 (2,281 mins)
  5. Jesus Ferreira, FC Dallas 16 (2,371 mins)
  6. Romell Quioto, CF Montreal – 15 (1,846 mins)
  7. Cristian Arango, LAFC15 (2,042 mins)
  8. Jeremy Ebobisse, San Jose Earthquakes – 15 (2,349 mins)
  9. Julian Carranza, Philadelphia Union – 14 (1,910 mins)
  10. Chicharito, LA Galaxy14 (2,125 mins)

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