San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski needed just two goals to break Landon Donovan’s all-time goalscoring record of 145.
In his first start since March 30th, Wondolowski did just that and more, scoring a quartet of goals in San Jose’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire.
Wondolowski’s first goal to tie the record came in the 21st minute as Cristian Espinoza fired a long ball across the pitch to Shea Salinas. Salinas drove into the box and found Wondolowski at the far post for the first goal of the day.
WHAT A MOMENT!
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Wondolowski’s second goal came just minutes into the second half. David Ousted dropped a cross from Nick Lima right in front of his net and Wondolowski rushed in and fired the ball past Ousted for the record-breaking goal.
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The striker would add two more goals in the 74th and 76th minutes respectively to seal the lopsided win.
It was his first performance with more than two goals since scoring a hat trick on Oct. 7th, 2012. With the win, the Quakes moved to eighth place in the Western Conference.