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FEATURE: Wondolowski’s hot streak is one for the record books

Chris Wondolowski has scored eight goals over the past four MLS matches: four against the Chicago Fire (May 18), two against Toronto FC (May 26) and one apiece against D.C. United (June 1) and FC Dallas (June 8). After failing to score in 12 consecutive appearances, including his first 10 of this season, the 36-year-old Wondolowski has returned to peak form.

Fast facts about his recent run:

  • His second goal of the streak broke Landon Donovan’s all-time MLS scoring record of 145. Wondolowski currently has 152.
  • Wondolowski scored multiple goals in back-to-back matches for the first time in his career.
  • Wondolowski scored four goals in a single match for the first time in his career.
  • He has scored in four consecutive matches for the first time since April 9-24, 2016.
  • The eight goals are the most in a four-match span in his career. His previous record in a single season, which he accomplished twice, was six (March 24 – April 14, 2012; Oct. 9-23, 2012).
  • He currently ranks tied for fourth in MLS in goals scored this season, trailing only Carlos Vela (16), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (11) and Josef Martinez (10).
  • Among all players in MLS with at least five goals this year, Wondolowski currently ranks second in goals per 90 minutes (0.920), trailing only Carlos Vela (1.008).
  • He co-leads the league in goals since May 1 and is scoring nearly two goals per 90 minutes during that span.

 

PLAYER

GOALS SINCE MAY 1

MIN. SINCE APRIL 1

GOALS PER 90 MIN.

TEAM

Chris Wondolowski

8

383

1.88

San Jose Earthquakes

Josef Martinez

8

711

1.01

Atlanta United FC

Carlos Vela

5

540

0.83

LAFC

Saphir Taider

4

545

0.66

Montreal Impact

Heber

4

438

0.82

New York City FC

Fredy Montero

4

563

0.64

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brian Fernandez

4

205

1.76

Portland Timbers

 
  • His eight goals include six with his right foot, one with his left foot and one via header.
  • Wondolowski won his first Player of the Week award (Week 12) since Week 31 of the 2012 season.
  • Wondolowski won his first Player of the Month award (May) since October of 2012.
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