Wondo (or should we say Wondow?) sat down with U.S. Soccer after training in Salt Lake City and talked his recent Gold Cup hat-trick, his "Wondowlowski" jersey and upcoming opponent Cuba.
So, will we see the Wondow jersey back on the pitch on Saturday? Definitely not, as U.S. Soccer superfan Drew Carey snatched his game-worn jersey in return for 5,000 dollars to the charities of Wondo's choice.
And, according to Wondo, "the price was right."
Be sure to tune in to Fox on Saturday before the Quakes home match at Buck Shaw - the USMNT take on Cuba in their second Gold Cup group match at 12:30 p.m. PT.
Combine Quakes players with float staches, Belgian dip a la Austin Power's Dr. Evil and chugging contests, and you get one hilarious outtake reel.
See for yourself:
Want to be ahead of the style curve along with some of your favorite San Jose Earthquakes players? Then make sure you are attending the A&W Root Beer Float Night on July 13th at Buck Shaw Stadium to get your very own Float Mustache. As you are cheering on the Quakes against the Seattle Sounders this Saturday, make sure to find the Float table where all proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Not only will you be contributing to a great cause, there will be celebrity scoopers helping to make your very own float! Some of the guests include soccer legend Brandi Chastain, former Earthquakes players Chris Dangerfield and Kelly Gray, and many more! Join the players and celebrities in getting you very own float mustache, exclusively at Buck Shaw Stadium.
After Wondolowski's historic first-half hat trick, many soccer sites are ranking him higher and higher as this tournament goes on. From MLSsoccer.com, Greg Seltzer ranked Wondo with the highest score on the team with a 7.5. On ESPN.com, they ranked him a high 9, again the best on the team for his two diving headers to finish. On Pro Soccer Talk, he is climbing up the striking depth chart with an 8, again the highest rank on the team.
Clearly this is Wondo's time to shine, and he is not dulling out anytime soon. After that first half, Wondo came out sporting a new jersey with just as many "w's" in his last name as goals scored, which media and fans thought was very fitting.
From his first international goal on Friday to a stunning first half hat-trick against Belize, it sure looks like Wondo isn't stopping for the USMNT.
And, really, we can't blame U.S. Soccer for misspelling his last name as Wondowlowski. A goal for each W. They knew it was coming.
Following a 6-0 rout of Guatemala last Friday, Klinsmann's squad is ready to begin Gold Cup play. The USMNT face tournament first-timer Belize in Portland tonight.
Wondolowski, who tallied his first international goal on Friday, and recent Quakes signee and USMNT veteran Goodson, who also scored for the red, white and blue last week, will both be in the mix to help Klinsmann's squad to victory.
Be sure to cheer on our guys tonight. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. PT on Fox Soccer. Don't watch alone: find your watch party at one of our preferred pub partners.
Thanks to the Ron Burgundy and Anchorman, we have a headline for Friday's USMNT 6-0 romping of Guatemala: the USMNT stay classy in San Diego.
Helping them stay classy were two Earthquakes in the mix. Clarence Goodson, the newest Quake and veteran USMNT defender, saw his fourth USMNT goal on Friday, and Quake captain Chris Wondolowski scored his first goal in the Red, White and Blue. Congratulations to both on a standout performance.
The USMNT begin Gold Cup play on July 9 vs. Belize, kickoff at 8 p.m. PT on Fox Soccer.
Happy Supporters Week, Quakes fans!
This week is all about celebrating our 12th man. MLSsoccer.com takes an inside look at the 1906 Ultras at none other than the biggest (and loudest) game of the year: The California Clasico.
Calling all FIFA '13 fans! We need your mad gaming skills to snatch the final spot of the Fan XI for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game. Here's all you need to know to get Chris Wondolowski or Adam Jahn on that roster:
- From July 3 at 9 a.m. PT - July 10 at 12 p.m. PT, fans can participate in the AT&T MLS All-Star 'In the Game' Challenge.
- Fans are invited to play the game and score as many goals as possible with the remaining eligible forwards. Score a goal, the player receives one vote.
- The Player with the most goals will be named to the final spot on the Fan XI.
- The top two forwards who have received the most votes after voting closes will be removed from the eligible forward list.
Saturday night was a special night for everyone at California Clasico, but it but it was a little sweeter for one little boy and his mother.
Jackson Fyffe, 5, went to the game expecting to score the first ceremonial goal before the game. However, he was rewarded with so much more than just a goal.
Jackson's mother, Lt. Colonel Celene Fyfee, surprised him on the field after being deployed in Afghanistan since December. The reunion was a complete surprise for Jackson, and as you can see from these photos and video- it was nothing short of amazing.
Jackson still got to score the first goal like he planned, but his mom scored it with him.