Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Goal king

It's about time.

Jaime Moreno finally scored a goal and is now the all-time MLS leader in goals, a mark that should last a year or two. Moreno scored a goal in D.C. United's 3-1 win over New York on Wednesday at RFK Stadium.

How long had he been on 108? As I cover the Galaxy's road opponents for, I was put on heightened alert when D.C. visited the Galaxy for a regular-season match. If Moreno scored, I would have written a separate story on that as well as my usual post-match story. That game was played on June 2.

It's a somewhat memorable accomplishment but it will be broken sooner rather than later. Taylor Twellman has 85 career goals right now. He won't turn 30 until 2010. His chance of playing abroad seems limited so he'll probably play in MLS for the rest of his career. He's relatively healthy and stays injury-free. He could surpass Moreno before he hits 30.

I'm not trying to take anything away from Moreno. His accomplishment is grand. I just think there needs to be some perspective about what this record means.


A.C. said...

I'm surprised you mentioned Twellman when Ante Razov is the player right on Moreno's heels. With a couple of multigoal games, he could surpass Moreno this season.

L.B. said...

When it's all said and done, Twellman will have more goals than Ante too.

A.C. said...

Perhaps, but if Ante comes on strong, Moreno will hold the record for less time than Kreis did.