Wondolowski bags MLS Player of the Week award
New York, NY (Sports Network) - San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 29 of the 2012 MLS season on Monday.
Wondolowski came off the bench to score two goals in a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday before he netted the winning goal in a 2-1 triumph over Seattle this past weekend.
Those three goals take Wondolowski's total to 22 on the campaign as he continues to chase Roy Lassiter's single-season record of 27 goals set in 1996.
This is the third time that Wondolowski has been named MLS Player of the Week this season after he received the honor in Weeks 9 and 19.
The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, radio media.
2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)
Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 3-5: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)
Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 9: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 10: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
Week 11: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Week 12: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)
Week 13-15: Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
Week 16: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 17: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)
Week 18: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 19: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 20: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo)
Week 21: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)
Week 22: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 23: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 24: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 25-26: Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew)
Week 27: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 28: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 29: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
09/24 14:53:45 ET