Federico Higuain, driving Crew SC's quick start, one assist from 50-50 club

With Columbus Crew SC's quick start continuing to roll in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact, midfield talisman Federico Higuain struck a 12th-minute penalty for his second goal of 2018 and 50th MLS regular-season strike overall, leaving him one assist shy of joining rarefied company: The 50-50 club.

He'd be the 19th player to join, following reigning MLS MVP Diego Valeri, who did so on his 139th game, on August 12, 2017. Saturday's contest was Higuaín's 151st regular-season MLS match. Columbus legends Jeff Cunningham and Brian McBride are already on the list. 

After Saturday's match, Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter said, "[Higuain] is a great player, and he's a hugely important part of what we do. I was not fortunate enough to be here to coach some of the greatest players here, but he's definitely at the top of the list [of Crew SC's all-time greats]."

MLS's 50-goal, 50-assist club 

Rank Players G A
1 Landon Donovan 145 136
2 Jeff Cunningham 134 70
3 Jaime Moreno 133 102
4 Ante Razov 114 66
5 Jason Kreis 108 74
6 Dwayne De Rosario 104 77
7 Brian McBride 80 52
8 Preki 79 112
9 Steve Ralston 76 135
10 Ronald Cerritos 71 57
11 Cobi Jones 70 91
12 Mark Chung 61 76
  Clint Mathis 61 52
14 Brad Davis 57 123
  Sebastien Le Toux 59 57
16 Chris Henderson 51 80
17 Javier Morales 50 83
18 Diego Valeri 58 53
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