Gyasi Zardes Makes History in MLS Scoring

Austin FC Striker Enters the Top 10 All-Time Scorers in the League
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Gyasi Zardes did the impossible once again. The Austin FC striker took advantage of the 25th round of the 2024 season to put on a show and, in the process, firmly establish himself among the greatest scorers in Major League Soccer (MLS) history. With two brilliant goals in a hard-fought 2-1 victory over New York City FC, Zardes now holds the 10th spot on the all-time rankings, boasting an impressive 105 goals.

The night was warm at Q2 Stadium, and the atmosphere was just right for a match that promised to be electrifying. When Zardes stepped onto the field, it felt like something special was in the air. It didn't take long for him to show what he was made of. In a moment that could easily be described as epic, Zardes found the net twice, securing a crucial win for Austin FC and, at the same time, cementing his place in MLS history.

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But this achievement isn't just about numbers. It's about the journey of a player who started his career in 2013 as a young talent with LA Galaxy, full of dreams and potential. Since then, Zardes has played for Columbus Crew and Colorado Rapids, always leaving his mark wherever he went. And now, at Austin FC, he proves that he still has a lot to offer.

The big names in MLS are up there, at the top of the list: Chris Wondolowski with 171 goals, Kei Kamara with 147, Landon Donovan with 145... and now, Gyasi Zardes with 105. The striker not only joined this elite group but also brought with him a new energy, a fresh breath of life to the league. And, of course, this raises the question: what's next? Zardes hasn't hidden his ambition. His next target? Jason Kreis and Josef Martínez, both with 108 goals. It's only a matter of time before he surpasses them.

This glorious journey also raises some questions. What does the future hold for Zardes? Can he keep up this blistering pace? Or will we see a new star emerge and challenge his legacy? What is certain is that Gyasi Zardes has already left an indelible mark on MLS history.