Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Wondolowski bagged his 100th career goal in Major League Soccer on Sunday as the San Jose Earthquakes battled to a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City SC at Levi's Stadium.
Wondolowski, who began his professional career in 2005, scored just four goals in his first five season, but blossomed late to become a prolific scorer and key cog in the U.S. men's national team.
Wondolowski netted the milestone goal in the 64th minute, making him just the ninth player in league history to reach the century mark in goals scored. He is also the second-fastest player to reach 100 goals, trailing only for New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman.
San Jose extends it modest unbeaten streak to two games, while Orlando is also unbeaten in two straight with the stalemate.
Both teams struggled for chances and possession in the first half, but things opened up in a big way when referee Allen Chapmen blew his whistle to start the second 45 minutes.
Six minutes into the second half, Orlando went down to 10 men when Chapman issued a straight red card to defender Brek Shea for a vicious two-footed challenge.
Despite the numerical disadvantage, the Lions struck first when rookie forward Cyle Larin was clattered in the box by San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham, resulting in a penalty kick.
Kaka stepped up and made no mistake in the 64th minute, blasting his spot kick into the top left corner, leaving Bingham with no chance.
San Jose pulled it back level four minutes later when Lions defender Darwin Ceren plowed over San Jose defender Jordan Stewart, forcing Chapman to point to the spot again.
Wondolowski stepped up, facing for teammate Tally Hall in goal, and calmly rolled it into the bottom left corner as Hall went diving in the opposite direction.
The fourth official's board showed three minutes of added time, but neither side could conjure a winner and were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.