Club alumnus Chris Wondolowski named MLS Player of the Month
2nd time this season National team member Wondo has earned honor
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was named MLS Player of the Month for June by members of the North American Soccer Reporters, the fourth time he has won the award in his career and second time this season.
Wondolowski joins elite company with Clint Mathis (2000), Carlos Ruiz (2002), Landon Donovan (2003) and Juan Pablo Angel (2007) as the only two-time winners of the award in the same season.
Wondo, an alumnus of the DVSC Renegades, has had an incredible three years as the leading goal scorer in MLS over that period as well as an MLS All-Star playing against Manchester United, a member of the United States Men’s National Team the past two years and also named the league MVP for the first half of the 2012 season. He also signed his biggest ever pro contract with the Quakes through the 2016 season.
The Danville native scored three game winners in as many contests during his run through June. His clutch scoring helped San Jose to a 3-0-0 slate in the month, including key road wins in Colorado and Real Salt Lake as well as the recent edition of the California Clasico against the LA Galaxy – three clubs that are now currently in the top six of the conference.
Wondolowski’s contributions have placed the Earthquakes atop both the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield tables with an 11-4-3 record, all while the club also navigated the US Open Cup fourth round and quarterfinals.