Pick 'Em: MLSsoccer.com editors predict who will win the 2013 MLS Golden Boot

The 2013 MLS season kicks off this weekend. Here at MLSsoccer.com, we're getting ready the only way we know how: making predictions and debating every little thing. We'll get started with the Golden Boot.

  Prediction Comments

Greg Lalas
Editor-In-Chief

Will Bruin, Houston He quietly hit 12 goals last year, good for ninth-most in the league. With the creative Boniek García alongside for a full season and the newly arrived Omar Cummings running defenders in circles, he has a shot at 20 this year.

Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor

Robbie Keane, LA

Wondo may yet rack up another haul, but a full season of Keane uninterrupted could mean 20-plus for the Irishman.
 

Nick Firchau
Senior Editor

Robbie Keane, LA

The best pure finisher in the league, and he won’t miss close to as much time this season as he did last with Ireland. No-brainer.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose

I don’t think he’ll hit 27 this year, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t bang home at least 20. And I’m not sure any of the other contenders will hit that mark.

Simon Borg
Senior Editor

Eddie Johnson, Seattle

EJ will benefit from the exit of Fredy Montero, who never seemed to complement him. With the Sounders attack revolving around him and a World Cup on the horizon, Johnson will make this his season. 

Andrew Wiebe
Editor

Thierry Henry, New York

He's MLS' purest attacking talent. And he's got Juninho Pernambucano pulling the strings behind him and Tim Cahill forcing defenses to divert resources away from him. Plus, Henry will likely take over penalty duties.

Kristel Valencia
Editor, FutbolMLS.com

Eddie Johnson, Seattle

With all due respect to Wondo, EJ’s momentum at both the Sounders and the USMNT is unstoppable. The guy is on fire. 

Nicholas Rosano
Editor

Robbie Keane, LA

His coach (and many others) called him the best striker in MLS after returning from Euro 2012 last year. He showed no signs of slowing down in the playoffs, and being the focal point of the offense, especially during Landon Donovan's absence, he should get plenty of opportunities.

Jason Saghini
Director of Video

Robbie Keane, LA

He'll pick up the slack before Landon Donovan returns and benefit from his service after.

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