MLS all-time scorer, ex-USMNT striker Chris Wondolowski retires

Monday, November 8, 2021

San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowskiannounced his retirement from Major League Soccer following the Quakes' 1-0 regular-season finale win overFC Dallas on Sunday.

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The 38-year-old Wondolowski scored the game's only goal to extend hisMLS record to 171 -- with 167 coming over the past 13 seasons for the Earthquakes.

He had five this season for San Jose (10-13-11, 41 points), which finished 10th in the Western Conference.

"This organization is going to do big things in the future," Wondolowski told the crowd at PayPal Park in a on-field ceremony immediately after the game. "Thank you to the fans. I can't thank you guys enough."

Wondolowski was in the starting lineup for just the ninth time this season in 32 appearances.

A five-time MLS All-Star and three-time Best XI selection, Wondolowski also was named the league's MVP in 2012. He also had 11 goals in 35 appearances for the United States men's national team and was part of the 2014 World Cup squad in Brazil.

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