With Luciano Emilio getting his 19th goal tonight, he seems a good bet to join MLS elite club of 20 goals in a season. Assuming he gets it done, he'll be the eighth player to do so. That three of the first seven came in the league's innaugural season tells you A) how much looser the defenses were that season and, B) how tough it's been to reach this milestone since then. Here's the list... Roy Lassiter, Tampa Bay Mutiny, 1996 – 30 games, 27 goals Stern John, Columbus Crew, 1998 – 27 games, 26 goals Mamadou Diallo, Tampa Bay Mutiny, 2000 – 28 games, 26 goals Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles Galaxy, 2002 – 26 games, 24 goals Raul Diaz Arce, DC United, 1996 – 28 games, 23 goals Taylor Twellman, New England Revolution, 2002 - 28 games, 23 goals Eduardo Hurtado, Los Angeles Galaxy, 1996 – 26 games, 21 goals Cobi Jones deserves an honorary place on this list, having scored 19 goals in 1998 despite missing eight games - a quarter of the season! - because of World Cup commitments. I don't think Emilio will catch Lassiter, or even John and Diallo, but I think he'll match, at least, RDA and Twellman.