Chris Wondolowski Gets a Goal and Possibly a World Cup Spot

Chris Wondolowski, the San Jose Earthquakes all-time leading scorer, just has a knack for popping up at the right place at the right time.

That’s exactly what the striker did in the 28th minute of the friendly between the United States and Mexico on Wednesday night. Below you can watch Wondolowski’s right-footed strike as he went flying into the box, courtesy of ESPN FC.

The game against Mexico, which ended in a 2-2 tie, represented Wondolowski’s last chance to strengthen his case for a World Cup spot before the national team opens up a training camp in May. The World Cup begins on June 12 in Brazil.

Dan Dibley, the former TV voice of the Quakes, believes Wondolowski just earned himself a trip to Brazil.

An opportunist, indeed.

Finding the back of the net with the national team is nothing new for Wondolowski. The Danville native scored a pair of strikes on February 1 in a 2-0 win over South Korea, and he crashed home six goals during a month-long stretch last summer.

The Quakes central defender Clarence Goodson, who is also angling for a World Cup role, entered the game as a substitute in the 59th minute.