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Player Spotlight: Chris Wondolowski's 2015 Season in Review

The man. The myth. The legend. Forward and captain Chris Wondolowski leads the Quakes attack once again, smashing the MLS record books seemingly every week.

  • Appearances: Wondolowski made 31 appearances this season, second most of his 11-year MLS career (32 in 2012).
     
  • 100 MLS Goals: On May 24, Wondolowski converted a penalty kick against Orlando City SC to earn his 100th MLS goal, becoming only the ninth player in league history to reach the milestone.
     
  • 100 Earthquakes Goals: As part of a brace in a 5-0 win at Sporting Park, Wondolowski scored his 100th career goal for the Quakes, becoming the fourth player to ever score 100 goals for a single club (Landon Donovan – LA; Jaime Moreno – DC; Taylor Twellman – NE).
     
  • 200 MLS Appearances: On March 14 at CenturyLink Field, Wondolowski made his 200th career appearance. He celebrated by scoring two goals in a 3-2 win over Sounders FC.
  • Over and Over and Over: Wondolowski tallied 16 goals in 2015, becoming the first player to ever score 10 or more goals in six consecutive seasons.
     
  • Streaky: Wondolowski scored a goal in four consecutive games from May 8 to May 30.
     
  • Stepping Up Late: Down the home stretch of the season, Wondolowski came up clutch, scoring seven goals in the final 11 games.
     
  • Hit the Road: Wondolowski scored 10 road goals in 2015, tied with Sebastian Giovinco for most in Major League Soccer.
     
  • Proving his Value: When Wondolowski started and played 90 minutes, the Quakes had a tidy 12-8-8 record (.600).
     
  • International Stage: Wondolowski continued to be a regular with the U.S. National Team, appearing in three matches during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, among other competitions.

 

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