Wondolowski nets 100th goal in 1-1 draw with Orlando City
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski became the ninth MLS player to reach 100 goals, helping the San Jose Earthquakes salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night.
Wondoloski scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute, tying it for the Earthquakes (5-4-3). He placed it confidently to the left corner after catching his former teammate, goalkeeper Tally Hall, guessing the wrong way. Wondolowski pumped his fist enthusiastically and raced the ball back to kickoff, hardly stopping to celebrate with his teammates.
“I’m pretty bummed just getting a tie out of this thing,” Wondolowski said.
Brek Shea was sent off with a straight red card for a studs-up challenge in the 51st minute. But Orlando City (3-5-6) took the lead when Cyle Larin drew a foul inside the edge of the 18-yard box and Kaka smashed home the penalty kick for his fifth goal of the season.
Wondolowski, with 210 appearances, became the second-fastest player behind Taylor Twellman (174) to reach the century mark and tied Edson Buddle for eighth place on the MLS goal list.
“Plenty of the guys put in the hard work,” Wondolowski said. “And I appreciate what they do because I couldn’t do it without all these great teammates.”