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Video: Chris Wondolowski’s history-making goal

Oct 27, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

Wondo head shot

Too bad it had to be on a penalty kick.

And especially too bad it had to be on a disputed penalty kick; Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts appeared to make a pretty good play on the ball as Steven Lenhart fell inside the Timbers penalty area in Saturday’s match at Jeld-Wen Field.

Never mind, though. In the final analysis, no one will care how No. 27 happened.

Wondolowski stepped forward and confidently finished the penalty kick. That was No. 27 for the Earthquakes’ striker this year. So he shares the record (for now … the game is at halftime as this posts) with Roy Lassiter, who hit 27 for the defunct Tampa Bay Mutiny back in 1996.

Here’s the history maker:


  1. jonathan042012 - Oct 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    do we know why Klinnsman has not approached him for US duty?

    • joeyt360 - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      I think it’s a combination of some unlucky circumstances: one is the combination of age and relative lack of NT experience, another is that we’re looking for the ‘line-leading’ number 9, the guy who’ll get in the air and/or run balls down with speed to keep the CBs stretched; even if that guy doesn’t score a lot, he opens channels for the guys behind him.

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