San Jose Earthquakes Forward Chris Wondolowski Voted MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Monday, October 8, 2012)– San Jose Earthquakes Forward Chris Wondolowski was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 31 of the 2012 MLS season.
This week, Wondolowski took a leap closer to Roy Lassiter’s 1996 single-season goals record of 27 with a dominating three-goal performance against the Colorado Rapids, bringing his season total to 25.
“Start engraving the MVP trophy with Wondo's name,” said Shaun Schafer of ColoradoSoccerNow.com. “His hat trick was just the latest in a season of superlatives for the San Jose Earthquakes forward. He deserves every accolade he gets, including this one."
Wondolowski has two more matches to top the long-standing league record, one against the Los Angeles Galaxy and the final game against the Portland Timbers. His hat trick this weekend also broke the Earthquakes all-time scoring record as he topped Ronald Cerritos with his 62nd goal in a San Jose uniform.
The honor is Wondolowski’s fourth MLS Player of the Week award this season after garnering the accolade in Weeks 9, 19 and 29.
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/.