Chris Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan's MLS goals record in the Earthquakes' 4-1 rout of the Fire
By Associated Press
May 18, 2019 | 7:50 PM
|San Jose, Calif.
Chris Wondolowski scored four times to pass Landon Donovan for the most career MLS goals, leading the Earthquakes to a 4-1 rout of the Fire on Saturday.
Wondolowski tied Donovan's record at 145 with his first goal in the 21st minute. Shea Salinas sent in a curling pass that Wondolowski punched home from just inside the 6-yard box.
The 36-year-old two-time Golden Boot winner (2010, 2012) broke the record in the 48th minute, poaching a loose ball from goalkeeper David Ousted as he tried to control a shot by knocking it down.
Wondolowski added goals in the 74th and 76th minutes, finishing assists from Cristian Espinoza and Jackson Yueill to make it 4-0 for the Earthquakes (4-6-2). Wondolowski was goalless on the season coming into the match but ended the day with 148 career goals.
Aleksandar Katai scored with a long-distance shot in the 83rd minute for the Fire (4-5-4), who saw their three-game unbeaten streak end.