Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes - October 22, 2017
John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The important records and milestones to know for the 2018 season

2017 saw Toronto FC break the record for most points in a season (69), Diego Valeri score in nine consecutive matches and the Sounders become the first team to win a match after going down three goals.

But 2018 has the potential to be an equally special year in terms of record-breaking performances, with perhaps the most important MLS record going down in the process.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowksi needs just 12 goals to pass Landon Donovan for the most goals in MLS history. The 35-year-old has scored at least 12 goals in seven of the last eight seasons, with his total ending at 13 in 2017. He needs just one goal to move past Jeff Cunningham for sole possession of second place all-time.

You can find some more notable records and milestones to be watched in 2018.

100-goal club (9 current members)

100-assist club (7 current members)

400 games played (3 current members)

100 goalkeeper wins (7 current members)

50 goalkeeper shutouts (11 current members)

300 club wins

  • FC Dallas: 289 wins
  • Columbus Crew SC: 286 wins
  • Sporting Kansas City: 282 wins

1,000 club goals

  • New England Revolution: 984 goals
  • Sporting Kansas City: 972 goals

100 coaching wins (8 current members)

  • Oscar Pareja (DAL): 87 wins
  • Ben Olsen (DC): 84 wins

Club records

  • Federico Higuain (CLB): 13 assists for first all-time
  • Matt Besler (SKC): 15 games played for first all-time; 9 games started for first all-time
  • Ignacio Piatti (MTL): 5 assists for first all-time
  • Diego Chara (POR): 10 games played for first all-time (MLS era)
  • Jake Gleeson (POR) 21 games played for all-time record for goalkeepers (MLS era)
  • Clint Dempsey (SEA): 2 goals for first all-time (MLS era), 8 assists for first all-time (MLS era)
  • Shea Salinas (SJ): 7 assists for first all-time (MLS era)