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

San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski declared his retirement from Major League Soccer subsequent the Quakes’ 1- standard-time finale acquire above FC Dallas on Sunday.

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The 38-year-old Wondolowski scored the game’s only target to prolong his MLS document to 171 — with 167 coming in excess of the past 13 seasons for the Earthquakes.

He experienced 5 this year for San Jose (10-13-11, 41 points), which completed 10th in the Western Conference.

“This firm is likely to do massive points in the foreseeable future,” Wondolowski explained to the crowd at PayPal Park in a on-subject ceremony right away right after the recreation. “Thank you to the enthusiasts. I can’t thank you men ample.”

Immediately after 17 seasons in @MLS, like 14 seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes, Chris Wondolowski has declared his retirement from soccer.

Thank you for anything, Wondo. #WondoForever ∞

— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) November 8, 2021

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

A five-time MLS All-Star and three-time Finest XI assortment, he also was named the league’s MVP in 2012. He also experienced 11 goals in 35 appearances for the United States men’s nationwide staff and was part of the 2014 Earth Cup squad in Brazil.