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Oddsmakers currently view the competition for the 2022 MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi as a largely four-horse race – including an MLS newcomer.

After an excellent start to life in MLS, Charlotte FC forward Karol Swiderski has emerged as the third-favorite for the league's top scoring honor, according to futures odds from BetMGM heading into Week 7.

Swiderski has scored four goals in his first six MLS appearances, including two each in wins over the New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati.

The top two contenders remain in Southern California. LAFC's Carlos Vela remains the favorite to win the honor for the second time at +450 odds, and the LA Galaxy's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is just behind him at +650 odds. Chicharito is currently tied atop the league leaderboard on five goals along with FC Dallas' Jesus Ferreira and Cincy's Brandon Vazquez.

The top 10 contenders – per BetMGM – and their current betting odds are listed below. Remember, +450 odds represent that a bettor would make $450 of profit if they win a wager of $100.

One interesting note: Only four of those currently within the oddsmakers' top 10 enter as one of the league's current top 10 goal scorers. They are Chicharito, Swiderski, Vela and the Columbus Crew's Lucas Zelarayan.

Week 7 – Golden Boot odds, via BetMGM
Player (Team)
Goals
Odds
1. Carlos Vela (LAFC)
4
+450
2. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (LA)
5
+650
3. Karol Swiderski (CLT)
4
+1100
4. Josef Martinez (ATL)
2
+1200
5. Ola Kamara (DC)
2
+1800
6. Lucas Zelarayan (CLB)
4
+1850
T7. Raul Ruidiaz (SEA)
0
+2200
T7. Gonzalo Higuain (MIA)
2
+2200
T7. Kacper Przybylko (CHI)
2
+2200
T10. Adam Buksa (NE)
0
+2500
T10. Valentin Castellanos (NYC)
0
+2500
T10. Gyasi Zardes (CLB)
1
+2500
T10. Luis Amarilla (MIN)
2
+2500
T10. Cristian Arango (LAFC)
1
+2500