Chris Wondolowski

Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski
San Jose Earthquakes
Forward
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Real Name: Chris Wondolowski
HT: 6' 0" WT: 165
Designated Player
Age: 32 (01/28/1983)
Birthplace: Danville, Calif.
Hometown: Danville, Calif.

How he joined the club: Originally selected by the Earthquakes in the fourth round (No. 41 overall) of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft, Wondolowski departed with the team to Houston at the conclusion of that season. He rejoined his hometown team as part of a trade with the Dynamo, sending Wondolowski and a second round pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft to San Jose in exchange for Cam Weaver on June 9, 2009.

2014: Finished the season with 14 goals and three assists in 26 appearances … Became the third player in MLS history to score at least 10 goals in five consecutive seasons with his strike against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on Aug. 24 … Recorded his 15th career multi-goal game against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sept. 7 … Finished with a goal and an assist in 10 out of the last 17 games of the season … CCL: Played 90 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11 … Came on in the 67th minute against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium on March 19 … Open Cup: Did not play against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 and against Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports Complex on June 24.

2013: Finished the season with 11 goals and three assists in 29 appearances ... Became the 11th player in MLS history to record double-digit goals in four consecutive seasons ... Led the league with eight game-winning goals ... Made his 100th career start with the Earthquakes on March 30 against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. CCL: Came off the bench and played the final 20 minutes of San Jose's first CCL match against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Aug. 7 ... Played 90 minutes in each of the final three group play games and scored the game-winning goal against CD Heredia (Guatemala) on Oct. 23 at Buck Shaw Stadium to send the Earthquakes through to the quarterfinals ... Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute in the 58th minute against the Charleston Battery on May 28.

2012: Became first player in club history to earn the Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player award ... Picked up his second career Budweiser Golden Boot after leading the league with 27 goals, tying Roy Lassiter's MLS record ... Received MLS Best XI honors for the third-straight season ... Started and scored a goal in the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea FC ... MLS Player of the Month honors in April, June, September and October ... MLS Player of the Week honors in Week 9, 19 and 31 ... AT&T Goal of the Week honors in week 17 ... Named the club's Most Valuable Player ... Finished the season with 27 goals and seven assists in 32 games, 31 of which were starts ... His 11 game-winning goals set an MLS single-season record ... Recorded six multi-goal games, including hat tricks against Real Salt Lake on July 14 and the Colorado Rapids on Oct. 6 ... Made his 100th career appearance with the Earthquakes on Sept. 15, a 2-0 win against Chivas USA in which he scored the game-winning goal ... MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes in both legs of the Earthquakes' Western Conference Semifinal agains the LA Galaxy ... Open Cup: Made one appearance in San Jose's three games, entering as a substitute in the 53rd minute of the Earthquakes' 1-0 loss against Seattle Sounders FC on June 26 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco ... Exhibition: Played the final 19 minutes in a friendly against Swansea City of the English Premier League on July 31 at Buck Shaw Stadium.

2011: MLS: Named Team MVP … Named to the MLS Best XI … Earned the inaugural MLS Castrol Index Player of the Year award, a system that utilizes data collected during the course of the season to measure player values … Won North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) Player of the Month for October … Won MLS Goal of the Week for Week 30 for goal against NE on 10/8 … Scored in five consecutive games to tie franchise record for consecutive games with a goal scored … No. 1 in MLS in goals scored on the road with nine … Made 50th appearance with the club on 4/23 … Played in 100th career MLS game on 8/6 … Scored 16 goals and notched three assists … Played 90 minutes vs. RSL on 3/19 and vs. SEA on 4/2 … Played 90 minutes and scored first two goals of season and surpassed Eric Wynalda for No. 5 on the Quakes all-time scoring list at FCD on 3/26 … First of two goals vs. FCD on 4/2 was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, finishing No. 4 in the voting … Played 90 minutes, notched first assist of season and received a yellow card vs. TFC on 4/9 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/16 … Played 90 minutes and scored third goal of season vs. CHV on 4/23 … Played 90 minutes at PHI on 4/30 … Played 90 minutes and scored fourth goal of season at VAN on 5/11 … Started, played 81 minutes and scored fifth goal of season vs. CLB on 5/14 … Played 90 minutes and notched second assist of season vs. NE on 5/21 … Played 90 minutes and scored sixth goal of the season on 5/28 at CHI … DNP vs. HOU on 6/4, at DC on 6/11, at SKC on 6/17 and vs. LA on 6/25 due to international duty with U.S. National Team at CONCACAF Gold Cup … Returned to lineup and played 90 minutes vs. NY on 7/2 … Played 90 minutes at CHV on 7/6, vs. PHI on 7/9 and at CLB on 7/16 … Played 90 minutes and scored two goals vs. VAN on 7/20 … Played 90 minutes at RSL on 7/23, vs. DC on 7/30, vs. POR on 8/7 and vs. COL on 8/13 … Started and played 71 minutes at LA on 8/20 … Played 90 minutes and scored a goal in the 87th minute to equalize at TFC on 8/27 … Started and played 89 minutes vs. CHI on 9/10 and scored a goal in the 10th minute and assisted a goal by Ramiro Corrales in the 69th minute … Played 90 minutes at HOU on 9/17, at POR on 9/21, at COL on 9/24 … Played 90 minutes vs. SKC on 10/1 and scored a goal in the 85th minute to pass Landon Donovan for No. 2 on San Jose’s career goals list with 33 … Played 90 minutes at NE on 10/8 and scored two goals in the 8th and 82nd minute … Played 90 minutes at SEA on 10/15 and scored a goal in the 24th minute … Played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 10/22 and scored his 16th goal of the season, falling short of his second straight Golden Boot award by virtue of assists (12-3), to Dwayne De Rosario … Exhibition: Came on as a substitute in 60th minute vs. West Brom on 7/12 … Open Cup Qualifying: Played 120 minutes at POR on 5/3 … Played 120 minutes and received a yellow card vs. CHI on 5/24.

2010: MLS: Won Budweiser Golden Boot … Named Team MVP … Finished third in MLS MVP voting … Appeared in 28 games, started 26 … Scored 18 goals and notched one assist … Set single season franchise record for scoring … Led league with nine game-winning goals … Scored 10 consecutive goals from 9/15 to 10/23 for San Jose, the longest such streak in MLS history … Made 2010 debut vs. NE on 4/17 and scored game-winning goal in 57th minute … Scored for the second consecutive week, converting a penalty he drew at CHV on 4/24 … Scored third goal in three games in the 33rd minute vs. COL on 5/1 … Became the fourth player in franchise history to score a goal in four consecutive games when he scored in the 77th minute vs. NY on 5/8 … Started and played 83 minutes at NE on 5/15 … Started and played full 90 minutes at SEA on 5/22, where he notched his fifth goal in six games, matching his single-season career high from 2009 … Made seventh straight start vs. TOR on 5/29 … Scored his sixth goal of the season, his single-season career high, vs. CLB on 6/2 … Started and played the full 90 minutes at FCD on 6/5 … Started and played 74 minutes at RSL on 6/25 … Started and played 86 minutes vs. DC on 7/3 … Started and tallied an assist in 74 minutes at PHI on 7/10 … Started and played 67 minutes at LA on 7/22 … Entered the game as a substitute in the 74th minute vs. SEA on 7/31 … Started and played the full 90 minutes at COL on 8/7 … Started and played the full 90 minutes vs. KC on 8/14, where he notched the lone goal of the game … Scored the lone goal of the game in 90 minutes vs. LA on 8/21 … Started and played 63 minutes at NY on 8/28 … Started and played the full 90 minutes at HOU on 9/5, vs. FCD on 9/11 … Started and played the full 90 minutes, scoring the game-winner in the 69th minute vs. PHI … Became third player in Quakes history to record a hat trick, at TFC on 9/25, scoring on a penalty in the third minute, and in the run of play in the 53rd and 67th minutes … Started and played 90 minutes vs. CHI on 9/29, and at CLB on 10/2 … Started and scored twice in 90 minutes at DC on 10/9 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. HOU on 10/16 … Entered the game as a substitute in the 40th minute and notched his second hat trick of the season vs. CHV on 10/20 … Started and scored a goal in 90 minutes at KC on 10/23 … Exhibition: Came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute vs. CHV on 6/12 converted his penalty during the shootout … Started and played 45 minutes vs. Tottenham Hotspur on 7/17 … Open Cup: Started and played 61 minutes vs. RSL on 4/14 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes vs. NY  on 10/30 … Scored the series-clinching goal in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at NY on 11/4 with an 81st-minute header … Started and played the full 90 minutes at COL on 11/13.

2009: MLS: Acquired by the Quakes, along with a conditional draft pick for the 2010 SuperDraft, in a trade with Houston on 6/9 in exchange for forward Cam Weaver … Appeared in seven games with three starts with Dynamo, notching two goals and one assist … Played in 14 games with three goals and one assist for San Jose … Played 90 minutes at SEA on 6/13 in Quakes debut … Came on as a substitute in the 59th minute and scored his first goal in an Earthquakes uniform vs. SEA on 8/2 … Came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute and scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time vs. KC on 8/22 … Started and played the full 90 minutes at COL on 9/23, scoring his third goal for San Jose on a penalty in the 67th minute … Started and played full 90 minutes at TFC on 10/10, picking up an assist … Had season-ending knee surgery on 10/15 … Exhibition: Started and played the full 90 minutes vs. CD Aguila on 9/8.

2008: MLS: Appeared in eight games, starting one … Open Cup: Captained the Dynamo at Charleston on 7/1 and scored in the shootout … SuperLiga: Made three substitute appearances and scored in championship game shootout at NE on 8/5 … CONCACAF Champions League: Played 90 minutes vs. San Francisco on 10/7 and scored a goal … Champions Cup: Started both legs of the quarterfinal series vs. Municipal on 3/19 and scored a goal … Came on as a substitute in both legs of the semifinal vs. Saprissa … Reserves: Captain of championship Dynamo Reserves squad … One of two players to play all 1,080 minutes … Finished second on the team and in the top five in the league in scoring with six goals and three assists.

2007: MLS: Appeared in 16 games, starting three … Scored one goal and had one assist … Made season debut vs. CHI on 4/29 … Started vs. COL on 6/7 and notched an assist … Played one minute at CHI on 7/12 and scored a goal … SuperLiga: Came on as a substitute vs. Monarcas Morelia on 7/29 … Converted his penalty kick in the shootout … Champions Cup: Came on as a substitute in both legs of the quarterfinal series against Puntarenas and was booked in the second leg on 3/1 … Came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute of the semifinal first leg vs. Pachuca on 3/15 and scored two minutes later … Reserves: Finished second in the MLS Reserve Division in scoring with seven goals in 11 games.

2006: MLS: Scored his first MLS goal at CHI on 8/31 … Earned a penalty kick at CHV on 8/26 … Appeared in six games, starting four … Open Cup: Scored a goal in 3-0 quarterfinal win vs. FCD on 8/23 … Reserves: Led the franchise in scoring in reserve play with 13 goals in 11 games.

2005: MLS: Leading scorer in reserve league … Appeared in two games for first team … Made Earthquakes MLS debut vs. CHV on 9/10 … Open Cup: Made Earthquakes and Open Cup debut as a substitute at POR on 8/3 … Reserves: Appeared in 12 matches and scored eight goals.

International: Has earned 27 U.S. Men’s National Team caps … 2014: On 2/1, tallied a brace against South Korea at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. … Was selected as one of 23 players to represent the United States at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil … Appeared in two games during the World Cup, including the Round of 16 against Belgium … 2013: Scored his first international goal on 7/5 against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego … On 7/9, scored a first-half hat trick against Belize at Jeld Wen Field in Portland, Ore., while wearing a jersey on which his name was spelled ‘Wondowlowski’ … Scored two more goals against Cuba on 7/13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah … 2012: Invited to second straight January Camp … Produced game highs of four shots and two shots on goal in just 28 minutes off the bench in a 1-0 friendly victory over Venezuela in Glendale, Ariz., on 1/21 … Started and was credited with a pair of shots in 55 minutes during a 1-0 friendly win in Panama on 1/25 … 2011: Achieved first call-up during January Camp, wrapping up the session by drawing a starting assignment for a friendly against Chile on 1/22 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., marking his first cap … Played the second half of a tune-up match with Spain on 6/4 … Subsequently appeared in three games during the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, starting a 1-0 win over Guadeloupe in Kansas City, Kan., on 6/14.

College: Named First Team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association all four seasons at Chico State … Completed career with 39 goals and 23 assists for 101 points over 84 games … 2004: Scored five goals and added two assists … 2003: NCAA Division II Second Team All-America … Led Chico State to a CCAA title and a 21-5-1 record on its way to the NCAA Division II championship game … Played 26 games, providing 12 goals and eight assists … 2002: Played 19 games, scored 12 goals and notched seven assists … 2001: Led team with 10 goals while also producing six assists in 19 games played.

High School/Club: Played for the Chico Rooks of the Men’s Premier Soccer League in 2004 … Named an MPSL All-Star and Rooks MVP after leading team with 17 goals and 10 assists … Starred at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. … Helped De La Salle to 2001 North Coast Section title … Played his club soccer for Diablo Valley Soccer Club and Danville Mustang Soccer Association.

Personal: Married Lindsay prior to the 2009 season … Father, John Wondolowski, is San Ramon Valley High School assistant soccer coach … Younger brother, Stephen, was a reserve on the Dynamo’s MLS Cup championship team in 2007, was also a teammate in 2008, and is currently a coach in the Earthquakes Youth Academy … Offered a track scholarship to UCLA … Favorite type of music is hip hop … Favorite athlete growing up was Michael Jordan.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2015San Jose Earthquakes23221219680652519810
2014San Jose Earthquakes262614234047736241820
2013San Jose Earthquakes2929112610310144331450
2012San Jose Earthquakes3231272813712755192830
2011San Jose Earthquakes3030162672310952292730
2010San Jose Earthquakes282618230816836261830
2009San Jose Earthquakes1483854123117430
2009Houston Dynamo7322871822210
2008Houston Dynamo8101250202210
2007Houston Dynamo16313071614400
2006Houston Dynamo6411980424100
2005San Jose Earthquakes20050001010
Career Totals-2211831051648721590264170126230
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