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Wondo makes MLS history

26 August 11:43 am

Wondo makes MLS history

By Sarah Fraser

Ever since Wondo has returned from the World Cup, he has been on fire. He not only has scored important goals but he's making MLS history.

Chris Wondolowski became the third player in MLS to score at least 10 goals in five consecutive seasons with his strike against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday. Wondolowski joined Juan Pablo Angel (2007-11 with NY, LA and CHV) and Carlos Ruiz (2002-06 with LA) as the only players to achieve this. Wondolowski burst onto the scene with 18 goals to win the Budweiser Golden Boot in 2010. He followed that performance up with 16 in 2011, tying Dwayne De Rosario for the league lead. The Danville native took his second Budweiser Golden Boot in 2012, tying the MLS record for goals in a single season with 27 and then posted 11 in 2013. He has a team-leading 10 goals in 17 games so far this season for San Jose.

On top of that, Wondo is one of the hottest players in MLS since returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Since his first appearance after United States Men’s National Team duty, Wondolowski has five goals and three assists in eight games. He has also scored in back-to-back games for San Jose, recording the game-tying goal against Seattle in a 1-1 draw on Aug. 20 and tallying in a 4-2 loss against Philadelphia on Sunday.

RSL better watch out for Wondo on Saturday as well. The star striker has been red hot against Real Salt Lake with six goals in his last seven games against the Western Conference contenders. He scored his first career goal against RSL on April 21, 2012 and went on to score four more over his next two games, including a hat trick on July 14, 2012. Wondolowski also recorded the opening salvo in a 3-3 affair against RSL on March 15, 2014. Tickets are still available here.