San Jose Earthquakes Forward Chris Wondolowski Voted MLS Player of the Month for October
NEW YORK (Monday, November 5, 2012) – San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was voted Major League Soccer (MLS) Player of the Month by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for October of the 2012 MLS season.
The honor is Wonolowski’s second consecutive MLS Player of the Month and his fourth award this season. In Major League Soccer history, no player has ever received the accolade this many times in one season. It is also Wondolowski’s third consecutive October collecting the accolade.
Through three matches in October, Wondolowski led San Jose to a 1-0-2 record to help capture the club’s second Supporters’ Shield. The Earthquakes forward also set individual records during the month. Entering October, Wondolowski needed five goals to tie the MLS single-season goal record, set by Roy Lassiter in 1996. After a hat trick against Colorado and one goal versus LA Galaxy, “Wondo” tied Lassiter at 27 goals during San Jose’s final match in Portland.
The MLS Player of the Month is selected each month, and the MLS Player of the Week is selected each week, of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at http://www.soccerreporters.com/.