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Sins of omission: more thoughts on MLS leading scorers

Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry watches the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers at the Emirates Stadium in London

Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry watches the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers at the Emirates Stadium in London December 31, 2011. Henry is close to rejoining Arsenal on loan for two months if insurance arrangements can be agreed with his club the New York Red Bulls, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR “LIVE” SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS

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Some quick words on blogging, and on this blog in particular: Being a one-man army on this mad mission ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. I mean, I do make out nicely at the ProSoccerTalk daily luncheon dessert bar, with first and last dibs. But there are drawbacks, too.

It won’t always be this way. We’ll fatten up this skinny puppy of a ProSoccerTalk staff soon enough. It’s on my “to-do” list, believe me.

Meantime, I’m steppin’ lively, trying to keep the content fresh as the Whole Foods organic aisle. We wanted a strong launch this week, so I’m probably sacrificing just a wee parcel of quality for just a skosh more quantity at the moment. As such, I probably hit “send” a bit too soon on my MLS Golden Boot predictions.

I left Portland’s Kris Boyd off the list. Portland owner Merritt “Twitter Trigger” Paulson wasted no time in promising that I’d live to regret that one! All in good fun, of course.

I did consider Boyd. But when your previous stop is a team that I’ve never heard of and cannot possibly pronounce – Turkey’s Eskişehirspor; that one’s surely gonna bamboozle the spell check – it’s bound to hurt your case. I’ve never seen the man play, and since I had to cap the list of candidates somewhere, well, better luck next year, Kris. (Don’t sweat it, my man, there’s no cash prize involved with being named to my list.)

Now, about Thierry Henry: I just blew that one. But no biggie, right? I mean it’s not like the man finished third in MLS goals last year, or just finished an utterly heroic loan spell at one of the world’s power clubs.

Wait. What’s that? Oh, shoot! He DID finish third in MLS goals last year. And DID just write another chapter of his storied Arsenal career. Well … uh … OK, my bad.

I’ll mention my thoughtless transgression to Thierry when I see him this weekend (FC Dallas-New York, Sunday, 3 ET) in the house Uncle Lamar built. I’m sure he feels cut deeply by this troubling omission. But I believe with some work, we can get past it.