Major League Soccer

MLS chances created: Who are the top playmakers?

Chris Smith
Acosta has worked wonders with a modest FC Cincinnati team.
Acosta has worked wonders with a modest FC Cincinnati team. / Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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Goalscorers take all the glory in soccer but quite often, it's the players setting up the chances who play the most important role.

Whether it be a whipped-in cross or a carefully threaded through-ball, strikers cannot function without a regular supply of deliveries into the box.


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The No.10 position is alive in Major League Soccer arguably more than anywhere else in the world right now, too, meaning we're treated to some delightful playmaking, week after week.

So, who are the best chance creators in MLS right now? Keep track of the standings below throughout the 2022 season.


Who has created the most chances in MLS this season?

Players with the same number of chances created are separated by minutes played.

  1. Carles Gil, New England Revolution - 106 (2,731 mins)
  2. Luciano Acosta, FC Cincinnati - 86 (2,230 mins)
  3. Kai Wagner, Philadelphia Union - 79 (2,880 mins)
  4. Hany Mukhtar, Nashville SC - 78 (2,657 mins)
  5. Lucas Zelarayan, Columbus Crew - 76 (2,105 mins)
  6. Thiago Almada, Atlanta United - 75 (2,197 mins)
  7. Carlos Vela, LAFC - 73 (2,218 mins)
  8. Santiago Rodriguez, NYCFC - 70 (2,364 mins)
  9. Cristian Espinoza, San Jose Earthquakes - 70 (2,586 mins)
  10. Xherdan Shaqiri, Chicago Fire - 2,168 mins)

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