(born January 28, 1983 in Danville, California
) is an American soccer
player who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes
in Major League Soccer
Youth and College
Wondolowski played high school soccer at De La Salle High School
, where he earned All-Bay Valley Athletic League first team and all-East Bay first team honors in 2000 and 2001. He was also awarded two area "Player of the Year" awards in 2001 by local media. Wondolowski also played club soccer for the Diablo Valley Soccer Club (DVSC) and Danville Mustang Soccer Association.
He went on to enjoy a standout college soccer
career at Chico State University
, and also led the Chico Rooks
of the then Men's Premier Soccer League
with 17 goals in the 2004 season.
Wondolowski was drafted 41st overall in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft
by the San Jose Earthquakes
. Although he made only two MLS appearances for San Jose in 2005, he led the Earthquakes reserve team in scoring with eight goals in 12 games.
Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, he moved to Houston for the 2006 season and once again led the reserve team in scoring, tallying 13 goals in 11 games. He scored his first MLS goal 30 August 2006 against the Chicago Fire
In 2007, Wondolowski scored against Pachuca
in the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup
, although Houston was eliminated in the second leg. He scored his second career MLS goal - a tap-in against Chicago - on... Read More