2023 MLS Golden Boot race begins: Thiago Almada scores late brace
The 2023 MLS season is finally underway and with it, the race for the Golden Boot is underway.
One of the most exciting parts of any campaign in Major League Soccer is the Golden Boot race. With top-heavy spending geared towards bringing in premium attacking talent, the battle to be top scorer 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. And just last year, Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar took the prize, hitting the net 23 times during the regular season.
After week one, four players have already helped themselves to a brace, while plenty of others boosted their confidence by getting straight off the mark.
Check back here throughout the 2023 MLS campaign for the full Golden Boot standings:
2023 Golden Boot standings
Players with the same number of goals scored are separated by least minutes played.