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Christopher Elliott “Chris” Wondolowski is an American soccer player who bets San Jose Earthquakes and the United States national team as a forward. Wondolowski was MLS’s leading scorer in the 2010 and 2012 seasons, also being named the 2012 Most Valuable Player, and has become one of the leading strikers in Major League Soccer.
A college soccer player for the Chico Rooks, he was drafted to the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005. The team became the Houston Dynamo the following season, and he played a part in their MLS Cup wins in 2006 and 2007 prior to going back to the re-established Earthquakes in 2009. With 127 goals in Major League Soccer, he is the fourth-highest scorer in the competition’s history, and first-place among its active players.
A full global since 2011, Wondolowski represented the United States at three CONCACAF Gold Cups– winning the 2013 edition– as well as dipped into the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
On August 24, 2014, Wondolowski became only the third MLS player to ever score double digit goal overalls for 5 seasons in a row, following the lead of Carlos Ruiz and Juan Pablo Angel. Wondolowski finished the season with 14 goals, leading the San Jose Earthquakes for the 5th consecutive season.
On May 24, 2015, Wondolowski drew a penalty versus Orlando City SC at Levi’s Stadium and scored his hundredth goal in MLS play. He ended up being only the ninth player in MLS history to accomplish this task.
On September 11, 2016, Wondolowski scored his tenth goal of the 2016 season in a 1-1 home draw with Seattle Sounders FC, accomplishing his seventh consecutive season with ten or more goals and making him the only player in league history to have achieved this in over five successive seasons.
On July 4, 2017, Wondolowski made his 229th career start for San Jose against Atlanta United FC at Bobby Dodd Stadium, exceeding Ramiro Corrales to take the record for most starts produced the club. His 66th minute tally, assisted by Nick Lima, tied him with Landon Donovan for the league record of most goals scored on the road at 63 each, as well as marked the 22nd MLS team scored upon by Wondolowski, leaving only growth side Minnesota United FC.
Wondolowski wore the number 38 in San Jose’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match on July 10, 2017, versus the LA Galaxy in honor of colleague Matheus Silva, who almost drowned the week prior to while swimming at Lake Tahoe. He scored a brace, both goals assisted by Tommy Thompson, to lead the Earthquakes to a 3-2 victory that advanced them to the Cup semifinals for the first time since 2004 and for only the second time in club history.