[MLS AWARDS] San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, whose 27 goals this season tied the all-time MLS
single-season goal record, was the runway winner of the 2012 Volkswagen MLS MVP award, garnering more than than 90 percent of the media and MLS club management votes.
Wondolowski became the only player in MLS history to score the most regular season goals in three consecutive seasons. He also earned four MLS Player of the Month awards in 2012 -- a feat unrivaled in MLS history.
The California native led the Earthquakes to their second Supporters’ Shield title a year after they finished 14th overall in the League.
New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry finished second in the voting that also included players. Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi was third and Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis fourth.
MLS Most Valuable Players:
2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes
2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United
2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
2006: Christian Gomez – D.C. United
2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
2001: Alex Pineda Chacon – Miami Fusion
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny