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The MLS Golden Boot (currently the Audi Golden Boot for sponsorship reasons) has been awarded since the 2005 season to Major League Soccer's regular–season leading scorer. The award replaced the MLS Scoring Champion Award that was awarded since the league's inception in 1996.

1996–2004Edit

Prior to 2005 MLS used a point system that awarded two points for a goal and one point for an assist to give the MLS Scoring Champion Award.

MLS Scoring Champion
Season Player Club Points
1996   Roy Lassiter Tampa Bay Mutiny 58
1997   Preki Kansas City Wizards 41
1998   Stern John Columbus Crew 57
1999   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn 51
2000   Mamadou Diallo Tampa Bay Mutiny 56
2001   Alex Pineda Chacón Miami Fusion 47
2002   Taylor Twellman New England Revolution 52
2003   Preki (2) Kansas City Wizards 41
2004   Amado Guevara
  Pat Noonan
MetroStars
New England Revolution
30

2005–presentEdit

Since 2005 Major League Soccer has awarded the MLS Golden Boot to the player who has scored the most goals outright, with ties being broken by assists.[1]

MLS Golden Boot
Season Player Club Goals Games Rate
2005   Taylor Twellman (2) New England Revolution 17 25 0.68
2006   Jeff Cunningham Real Salt Lake 16 31 0.52
2007   Luciano Emilio D.C. United 20 29 0.69
2008   Landon Donovan Los Angeles Galaxy 20 25 0.80
2009   Jeff Cunningham (2) FC Dallas 17 28 0.61
2010   Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes 18 28 0.64
2011   Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United 16 33 0.48
2012   Chris Wondolowski (2) San Jose Earthquakes 27 32 0.84
2013   Camilo Sanvezzo Vancouver Whitecaps FC 22 32 0.69
2014   Bradley Wright-Phillips New York Red Bulls 27 32 0.84
2015   Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC 22 33 0.67
2016   Bradley Wright-Phillips (2) New York Red Bulls 24 34 0.71
2017   Nemanja Nikolić Chicago Fire 24 33 0.73
2018   Josef Martínez Atlanta United 31 34 0.91

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