San Jose, CA – The San Jose Earthquakes signed two-time MLS leading scorer Chris Wondolowski to a new deal Thursday, although per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wondolowski has led MLS in goals scored for two straight seasons, ending with 18 two seasons ago to win the Golden Boot and 16 last season to tie Dwayne De Rosario for the league lead. De Rosario won the Golden Boot on a tiebreaker.
"Chris has been a key member of the club over the past two seasons and we wanted to reward him for his success," said San Jose general manager of soccer operations John Doyle.
Wondolowski is the third player in league history to lead or tie for the goals lead in consecutive seasons. In addition to his league success, he earned five caps for the U.S. national team last year.
"I'm grateful to the organization for giving me a new contract for a second straight year and look forward to helping the Earthquakes get back to the MLS Cup Playoffs," Wondolowski said.
"I think we have a great team heading into this season and I know I'm looking forward to that home opener on March 10 against New England."