Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski
Date of birth:

January 28, 1983


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San Jose Earthquakes

Christopher Elliott Wondolowski (born January 28, 1983) is an American soccer player who plays for San Jose Earthquakes and the United States national team as a forward. Wondolowski was MLS's top scorer in the 2010 and 2012 seasons, also being named the 2012 Most Valuable Player, and has become one of the top strikers in Major League Soccer.[2]

A college soccer player for the Chico State Wildcats, he played in 2004 for the Chico Rooks and was drafted to the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005. The team became the Houston Dynamo the following season, and he played a part in their MLS Cup wins in 2006 and 2007 before returning to the re-established Earthquakes in 2009. With over 140 goals in Major League Soccer, he is the second highest scorer in the competition's history, and first-place among its active players.[3] As of August 19, 2017, Wondolowski is also the only player in league history to have scored ten or more goals in eight consecutive seasons.[4] He also holds the record for most MLS goals on the road.[5]

A full international since 2011, Wondolowski represented the United States at three CONCACAF Gold Cups – winning the 2013 edition – and also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.