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Striker Index Update: Mike Magee takes over top spot from Jack McInerney

In the latest update to the Striker Index, Mike Magee has taken the top spot as Jack McInerney's early scoring rate has severely cooled off. The LA Galaxy have two players in the Top 15 in Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

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Mike Magee of the Chicago Fire now stands atop the Striker Index after the latest update. Magee was second behind Jack McInerney of the Philadelphia Union at the end of June. Jack Mac has now slipped to fifth. He was already coming down from lofty heights at the time as the young striker has not scored since June 1. Conor Casey has picked up some of the slack for the Union with nine goals and has already scored his most goals since 2010 and more than his last two seasons combined (8).

Here is the Striker Index Top 15 as it stands now (minimum seven goals, MLS matches only):

2013 MLS Striker Index Top 15
Player Team Average Rank Goals/90 Minutes
Mike Magee CHI 4.9 0.62
Marco Di Vaio MON 5.8 0.69
Camilo Sanvezzo VAN 5.9 0.71
Alvaro Saborio RSL 7.4 0.83
Jack McInerney PHI 8 0.47
Robbie Keane LA 9.7 0.77
Blas Perez DAL 10.2 0.57
Diego Fagundez NE 10.7 0.47
Dominic Oduro CLB 11.4 0.36
Conor Casey PHI 11.8 0.50
Claudio Bieler KC 12.2 0.41
Chris Wondolowski SJ 12.3 0.36
Federico Higuain CLB 13 0.36
Landon Donovan LAG 13.6 0.49
Tim Cahill NY 13.7 0.39

There were a total of 26 players on the Striker Index as of the current update which ranks MLS midfielders and forwards' average finish across eight categories (for more on the Striker Index, see the introduction post). The LA Galaxy had two players in the Top 15 in Robbie Keane (6th) and Landon Donovan (14th). The Columbus Crew also has two players in the Top 15 in Dominic Oduro (9th) and Federico Higuain (13th). The Seattle-Portland rivalry found itself tied in the Index. Both teams had two players make the list: Sounders (Obafemi Martins, 16th; Eddie Johnson, 18th), Timbers (Darlington Nagbe, 19th; Ryan Johnson, 23rd).

The New York Red Bulls actually had the most players in the Index with three: Tim Cahill (15th), Fabian Espindola (24th) and Thierry Henry (26th). Mike Magee's six goals in 10 games for the Galaxy this season were just one shy of being able to rank him separately for the Striker Index as a Galaxy player. While Magee remains third on the Galaxy scoring list this season, Gyasi Zardes will be asked to do more going forward (as he holds the worst scoring chance percentage on the team) and during the upcoming international date that will leave L.A. shorthanded.