Chris Wondolowski has had a busy summer representing the National Team, being named to the 2013 MLS All-Stars and leading the San Jose Earthquakes in goals.
On Wednesday night in Kansas City, Wondo suited up for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game, appearing as a halftime substitution. Although the All-Stars went on to fall 3-0 to AS Roma, Wondo left an impression on All-Star coach Peter Vermes. Vermes had this to say on Wondolowski and fellow All-Star Landon Donovan:
“I thought both those guys did well. Landon is a world class player that does so many things on the field that I don’t think people realize that gets taken for granted. And Wondo, we had to play him a little bit out of position a little bit. He likes to play closer to goal, but we had him wide at times. They did a hell of a job.”
Wondolowski has appeared in three consecutive MLS All-Star Games.
Who knew Wondo could drop a beat?
Uh, so maybe he should stick to scoring goals, but we'll give him and the rest of the MLS All-Stars an 'A' for effort.
Tune in to ESPN2 or Unimas at 6 p.m. PT when MLS All-Stars take on AS Roma at Sporting Park.
Many know the likes of GoPro, National Tire Warehouse and DZH Phillips as competitive corporations and leaders of their industries. But did you know these teams can bring it on the field?
On Saturday, we hosted our annual Corporate Cup with over 26 teams competing in three divisions: Men's Corporate, Co-ed and Men's Open.
Here's a breakdown of the results:
The top 8 teams that qualified for the playoffs were National Tire Warehouse, Nvidia, Fox Racing, Infineon, Box, GoPro, Workday and eBay. National Tire Warehouse and Nvidia battled it out in a heated final, but NTW won 4-3. National Tire Warehouse's Bradley Mitchell took home the Golden Boot for the division.
The top 4 teams that qualified for the playoffs were DZH Phillips, People's Associates, eBay and Chegg. DZH Phillips defeates Peoples Associates in the final, and the Golden Boot winner was Parshan Rayatkah from DZH Phillips.
It was a really close final between DV8 Elite and Harmonie, but DV8 Elite edged over their competition 5-4 to claim the title. Ramiro Ceja from the 3rd place finishers, Fight the Flop, took home the Golden Boot award in the division.
Thanks to all who made this year's Corporate Cup a success! All of the proceeds from the tournament went to the Quakes' Kicks for Kids program that allows for thousands of under privileged youth to be brought out to various Quakes matches.
A big congratulations is in order to Wondo, Goodson, Gordon and the USMNT for winning the 2013 Gold Cup and extending their undefeated streak to 11 matches.
Wondo, who notched 5 goals in the tournament, shares the Golden Boot award with fellow teammate Landon Donovan and the Panamanian striker Gabrial Torres.
It may not be the only Golden Boot Wondo has seen, but it's his first in the red, white and blue.
We couldn't be more proud of our humble Wondow:
Gold Cup champs, Golden boots for the tourney. Couldn't be more honored than mentioned n the same breath as Landon pic.twitter.com/eGLOcx1OmG
— Chris Wondolowski (@ChrisWondo) July 28, 2013
The U.S. Men's National Team will look to add some hardware to their highly successful summer campaign as they take on Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Both the U.S. and Panama are undefeated in the tournament, but the U.S. have the edge- with 19 goals scored and only four conceded.
Three Quakes- Chris Wondolowski, Clarence Goodson and Alan Gordon- are in camp with the USMNT and will fight for minutes with the talented squad. Wondolowski netted five goals in two matches of the tournament, while Goodson has a goal and a secondary assist to his name.
Join fellow soccer fans for a watch party at one of our Preferred Pub Sponsors or tune in to FOX/Univision.
Add to your pin collection tomorrow when the Quakes take on the Timbers at Buck Shaw.
5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Gavric, Bridgwater Hall of Fame pin. Make sure to arrive early for a chance to snag this one-of-a-kind commemorative item.
Four Earthquakes represented their country on Wednesday, battling for a spot in the Gold Cup final.
Wondo, Goodson, Gordon and the USMNT came out on top over Chavez and his Honduran side. Goodson's well-placed ball to set up Bedoya's assist for Donovan's first goal of the match, helping the U.S. side double their lead. However, Chavez came back and did what he does best for the Quakes, notching an assist for Los Catrachos' lone tally of the match.
The USMNT head to Chicago for the Gold Cup final on Sunday against Panama. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. PT, and the final will be aired live on Fox and Univision.
We will honor two Earthquake greats on Saturday during halftime of Quakes vs. Timbers.
Peter Bridgwater and "Gabbo" Gavric will join five others, general manager John Doyle, Ronald Cerritos, Troy Dayak, Milan Mandaric (Builder) and Paul Child, in the Quakes Hall of Fame.
Join us to celebrate their amazing contributions to the sport and the San Jose Earthquakes - limited number of tickets still available.