WATCH: Earthquakes Forward Chris Wondolowski Named MLS Player of the Month

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski has been named Major League Soccer’s Player of the Month for May after scoring six goals, including two game-winning goals, in just 203 minutes. It marked his seventh MLS Player of the Month selection, most by any player in league history.

NAME

TEAM

GOALS, MAY 2019

MINUTES

MIN PER GOAL

Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

6

203

33.8

Josef Martinez

Atlanta United FC

6

621

103.5

Fredy Montero

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

4

563

140.8

Carlos Vela

Los Angeles FC

4

450

112.5

 

Wondolowski scored a career-high four goals against the Chicago Fire on May 18, his first start of the month, to break Landon Donovan’s all-time MLS scoring record. He then tallied a brace the following match against Toronto FC, giving him multiple goals in back-to-back matches for the first time in his career.

NAME

TEAM(S)

PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARDS

Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

7

Landon Donovan

San Jose Earthquakes/LA Galaxy

6

Carlos Ruiz

LA Galaxy/FC Dallas

6

Josef Martinez

Atlanta United FC

4

 

Wondolowski, 36, earned his first MLS Player of the Month selection since Oct. 2012 after equaling his career high in goals for a single calendar month. He was also one of just two players in MLS, and the only in the Western Conference, with multiple game-winning goals that month.

GOALS BY WONDOLOWSKI

MONTH

MINUTES

MINUTES PER GOAL

6

May 2019

203

33.8

6

Oct. 2010

410

68.3

5

May 2015

540

108

5

Oct. 2012

270

54

5

Oct. 2011

360

72

 
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