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2019 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Chris Wondolowski (21', 48', 74', 76')
  • Aleksandar Katai (83')

Wondolowski makes history as Earthquakes top Fire

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Wondolowski breaks Donovan's MLS goals record in San Jose rout (2:14)

San Jose's Chris Wondolowski has broken Landon Donovan's all-time MLS goals record with the first two of four strikes in a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire. (2:14)

San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski set the Major League Soccer record for regular season goals with his second of the match, then added two more for good measure when the Earthquakes defeated the Chicago Fire 4-1 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday.

He scored in the 21st, 48th, 74th and 76th minutes for a 4-0 lead to give him 148 goals in 338 matches. Landon Donovan, who played for San Jose from 2001-04 before finishing his career with the Los Angeles Galaxy, had 145 goals in 340 games.

The Earthquakes (4-6-2) have three wins and two ties in the past six matches.

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Chicago (4-5-4), which got a goal by Aleksandar Katai in the 83rd minute, entered with three consecutive shutouts but Wondolowski shredded the Fire for his first four-goal game of his career. He had not scored this season in his previous 10 matches (four starts).

On his first goal to tie the record, he used his outstretched right leg to nudge a pass from Shea Salinas past goalkeeper David Ousted.

The goal ended the Fire's shutout streak at 298 minutes.

He broke the record when Cristian Espinoza sent a free kick into the box. Ousted had the shot slip out of his hands on the rainy afternoon, and Wondolowski was there to poke the ball in with his left foot from 4 yards.

Wondolowski made it 3-0 by finishing a run Espinoza started. Espinoza was pulled down outside the penalty area by Marcelo but play continued and Wondolowski cleaned up the loose ball.

He completed his scoring with a slotted ball shot from the top of the box after a pass from Jackson Yueill.

Wondolowski was substituted to a standing ovation in the first minute of stoppage time as a congratulatory message from Donovan was shown on the video board.

The Fire hosts New York City FC on May 26. The Earthquakes play at Toronto FC on May 26.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York City FC 34 +21 64
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +15 58
3 Philadelphia Union 34 +8 55
4 Toronto FC 34 +5 50
5 DC United 34 +4 50
6 New York Red Bulls 34 +2 48
7 New England Revolution 34 -7 45
8 Chicago Fire 34 +8 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 -13 41
10 Columbus Crew SC 34 -8 38
11 Orlando City SC 34 -8 37
12 FC Cincinnati 34 -44 24

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 34 +48 72
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +3 56
3 Real Salt Lake 34 +5 53
4 Minnesota United FC 34 +9 53
5 LA Galaxy 34 -1 51
6 Portland Timbers 34 +3 49
7 FC Dallas 34 +8 48
8 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -3 44
9 Colorado Rapids 34 -5 42
10 Houston Dynamo 34 -10 40
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 -18 38
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -22 34