Ruiz, Martinez and Schelotto: The Top 10 best individual MLS seasons of all time

Peter Nowak Marco Etcheverry MLS 06172000Jonathan Daniel

Josef Martinez is enjoying one of the best seasons in Major League Soccer history, with his most recent goal for Atlanta United helping him break the league record for goals in a season with 28. With eight more games to play, Martinez is poised to obliterate the old record of 27 goals, leading to the question of where his season stacks up against the best ever seen in MLS.

The best individual seasons in league history have seen trophy-winning campaigns, as well as big statistical outputs. Those special players who were able to dominate statistically, while also winning titles, setting a standard that Martinez is still working towards. If Martinez can help Atlanta United secure a Supporters' Shield and/or an MLS Cup title, it will make a very strong case that his 2018 season will have been the best in MLS history.

Which players have set the bar for best seasons in league history? Here are Goal's picks for the top 10: