The first two weekends of the 2018 MLS season have featured teenage goalscorers, both a mere 17 years of age, opening their league accounts in record time.
First Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian national team phenom Alphonso Davies netted the game-winner vs. Montreal in Week 1, and then on Saturday Homegrown rookie Ben Mines opened the scoring for the New York Red Bulls in their 4-0 rout of the Portland Timbers.
But where do this year's fresh-faced starlets rank in the league's all-time history of youngest goalscorers? Maybe not as high as you might think, but both slot into the top 15. Here's that list, courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
- Freddy Adu - 14 years, 320 days
- Jesus Ferreira - 16 years, 161 days
- Diego Fagundez - 16 years, 173 days
- Santino Quaranta - 16 years, 217 days
- Eddie Gaven - 16 years, 253 days
- Jack McBean - 16 years, 312 days
- Jozy Altidore - 16 years, 314 days
- Fuad Ibrahim - 16 years, 332 days
- Andy Najar - 17 years, 74 days
- Eddie Johnson - 17 years, 95 days
- Alphonso Davies - 17 years, 122 days
- Omar Salgado - 17 years, 232 days
- Luis Gil - 17 years, 265 days
- Jack McInerney - 17 years, 269 days
- Ben Mines - 17 years, 301 days