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What Portland's new DP has in common with DeRo, Donovan, Henry & Keane

30 January 5:32 de la tarde

What Portland's new DP has in common with DeRo, Donovan, Henry & Keane

By Shawn Francis

Portland's inking of Scottish international Kris Boyd, a one-time finishing factory for Rangers, adds yet another name to the small, but growing, list of all-time scoring leaders now under the employ of a Major League Soccer club.

The Scotsman sticks out from the crowd though as his crown is for scoring within a domestic league; the other four names on the list hold their titles for scoring for their respective countries.

  • Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy): the all-time scoring leader for the USMNT
  • Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls): France's all-time scoring leader
  • Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy): the all-time scoring leader for the Republic of Ireland national team
  • Dwayne DeRosario (D.C. United): Canada's all-time scoring leader
  • Kris Boyd (Portland Timbers): the Scottish Premier League's all-time scoring leader

Not bad company to be in, is it?

Boyd may not have the name recognition that the others have south of Hadrian's Wall but if he can bring his penchant for finishing to Portland you can guarantee that the Timbers faithful will not only know his name but also work it into a song or two...providing they can find something that rhymes with "Boyd" other than "void", "tabloids" and "Altoids".