May 7, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT
Is it time yet?
I mean, we certainly don’t want do the “J-I-N-X” thing at ProSoccerTalk. No way.
Then again, that’s what we do. Talk about pro soccer, that is.
So … uh … well, here goes …
How many goal might Chris Wondolowski turn up this year? The man really is on stunning, record-setting pace.
Wonder Wondo hit for three more in a busy Round 9. He opened things last Wednesday with a pair, as the Earthquakes served attacking notice by pushing five past the Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United. Those were Nos. 9 and 10 for the year.
On Saturday, Vancouver’s defense forgot, apparently, who is leading Major League Soccer on this record-setting pace, leaving the Earthquakes’ main man alone at the far post to slam home No. 11.
So here we are, at No. 11 through 10 matches. That leaves 24 contests, and Wondolowski would need to fall way off form to avoid setting some marks.
I’d wager a vintage San Jose Clash t-shirt that Wondolowski will be the league’s first 20-goal scorer since Landon Donovan in 2008. If he goes anywhere north of there, the Earthquake’s marksman will guarantee himself no worse than seventh in terms of all-time best goal-scoring seasons in MLS.
Past that … well, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves here.
This much we do know, with 100 percent certainty: Wonder Wondo has done enough to claim ProSoccerTalk’s Player of the Week award for Round 9.
Past ProSoccerTalk Players of the Week
- Round 1: Kalif Alhassan, Portland
- Round 2: David Estrada, Seattle
- Round 3: Thierry Henry, New York
- Round 4: Thierry Henry, New York
- Round 5: Kenny Cooper, New York
- Round 6: Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City
- Round 7: D.C. United’s Chris Pontius
- Round 8: New York’s Dax McCarty
- Round 9: San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski
Aug 20, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT
Arteta’s status means that Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini will be the holding midfield partnership against the Turks.
Aug 20, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT
Champions League play-offs continued on Wednesday with a series of tight contests headlined by a 1-0 victory for FC Porto at Lyon.
Aug 20, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT
Could Mario Balotelli be Liverpool’s answer to replace Luis Suarez?
Aug 20, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT
Malky Mackay can’t escape Vincent Tan after Cardiff owner files report with FA that prompts Palace to withdraw managerial offer.
Aug 20, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT
Will Cristiano Ronaldo’s back injury prevent him from playing the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup?
Aug 20, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT
Liverpool fans can finally kiss goodbye that Warrior label but will that improve the designs?
Aug 20, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
Dzeko becomes the sixth player this summer to sign a new contract with City.
Aug 20, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT
D.C. welcome Jamaican side Waterhouse to RFK, while Montreal head to El Salvador in CCL group stages.
Aug 20, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Red Devils finally land their man as Argentine defender signs five-year deal.
Aug 20, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
Nani is being paid his Manchester United wages in full… to play for Sporting Lisbon.
Aug 20, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT
The diminutive Croatian midfielder will remain at Real after proving himself in the Spanish capital.
Aug 20, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT
Check this out: one of the craziest tattoos from a soccer fan, ever.
Aug 20, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT
Fer, 24, is back in the Premier League as QPR capture box-to-box midfielder.
Aug 20, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
Set to arrive in MLS in 2017, the league’s newest franchise has already sold a staggering number of season tickets.
Aug 20, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT
Wenger: “It’s very difficult to understand but, in the second half, the performance of the referee was very bad.”
Aug 20, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
Muller: “The amount that foreign clubs were offering me was astronomical. But Bayern are my club.”
Aug 20, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Fernandez arrives from Napoli as Swans sign Argentine center back.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT
Following his alleged racist comments, leader of Italian soccer facing lengthy ban.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT
Arsenal to miss out on Carvalho, Nastasic, as rumors continue to swirl. Check out the latest gossip, here.
Aug 20, 2014, 8:28 AM EDT
Barcelona banned by FIFA from signing any new players from September 2014 to January 2016.
- Liverpool and AC Milan in talks over deal for Mario Balotelli 1
- Atlanta’s new MLS franchise has already sold 14,000 season tickets 7
- No signings in 2015: Barcelona’s transfer ban upheld, FIFA rejects appeal 3
- Report: Tottenham set to raid Manchester United, line up Fellaini, Hernandez deals 6
- Spanish Super Cup: Late goal allows Atlético to claim first leg draw at Real Madrid 0
- UEFA Champions League Roundup: Arsenal held; Athletic takes 1-1 draw out of Naples 1