When you hear the name Landon Donovan, a lot of bells start to ring. You remember his legendary career in Los Angeles, or his international heroics with the U.S. Men’s National team. He is one of those names that will always be associated with production on the field, and it’s led to numerous records.
One of those records fell on Saturday. A big one too.
Chris Wondolowki of the San Jose Earthquakes has been creeping up on Donovan’s all-time MLS goal scoring for some times now. On Saturday, “Wondo” finally made history. He couldn’t have done so in more spectacular fashion.
After scoring the record-tying goal (145) in the 21st minutes, Wondo went on to break the record just after halftime. What was already an iconic day in the MLS became even more so when the new record holder widened the margin even further, scoring his third and fourth goals within the span of three minutes gametime.
Here’s a look at all four of his goals:
Way to make a moment a masterpiece. As you may expect, Wondo received props from the soccer world on his incredible accomplishment. That included this special message from Landon Donovan himself.