Chris Wondolowski breaks all-time scoring record
It was a night to remember in San Jose. Chris Wondolowski scored the 4 goals in the Earthquakes’ resounding win over the Chicago Fire 4-1 and broke Landon Donovan’s all-time scoring record. Wondo now leads the MLS with 148 goals and put in his name in the MLS history book forever.
The future Hall of Famer reacts to one of the greatest days in his career:
“It’s crazy. My rookie year [in 2005] I was envisioning 148 minutes. If I got that, that would have been pretty cool.”It’s still crazy and boggles my mind that that’s the level. I got messages after the game on the video board.
Those guys, you know, that they even know my name, talking to me, congratulating me. It’s amazing. It’s still surreal. It still hasn’t sunken in. I’m not sure when it will or if it will — until I’m even more gray and a lot older. It’s special.”
San Jose coach, Almeyda, added:
“I’m happy for him.I was just telling him that, for example, when I watch my highlight videos, they’re only six, seven minutes long because I scored eight goals in my career.
When he’s my age, he’s going to be able to sit down and watch for an hour and a half.
I told him to enjoy the moment, that’s why I subbed him off when there was a little bit of time remaining. I saw his family, his daughters. Really, it’s moving. I congratulate him, and I’m happy to be a part of his achievement from the outside.”