Wondolowski named 2012 MLS MVP

Wondolowski named 2012 MLS MVP

MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Wondolowski named 2012 MLS MVP

Chris Wondolowski’s dream 2012 season didn’t end with an MLS Cup title, but it did end with an honor that seemed destined to be his throughout his record-setting campaign.

The San Jose Earthquakes striker was named MLS Most Valuable Player on Thursday, winning in a landslide. He finished with approximately 86 percent of the combined voting for the award, with Thierry finishing a distant second with about 4.8 percent. Graham Zusi (about 2.2 percent) and Brad Davis (1.17 percent) rounded out the Top Four.

Wondolowski finished the season with an MLS-record 27 goals, tying the league record set by Roy Lassiter in 1996.

The MVP award, Wondolowski’s first, makes him just the sixth American to win MLS MVP. He joins a group that includes Landon Donovan, Taylor Twellman, Preki, Tony Meola and Jason Kreis.

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