Chris Wondolowski, MLS's all-time leading scorer with 166 goals, will return to the San Jose Earthquakes after signing a one-year contract.
Wondolowski, 37, first intended to make 2020 his last MLS season, but he reconsidered after he scored a team-high seven goals during the 2020 regular season and one more in the playoffs.
“2020 will certainly be a year we never forget," said Wondo. "And while the pandemic has caused so much pain throughout the world, it’s also given me an opportunity to reflect on the things I value the most, I was fully committed to making 2020 the final year of my career, but I’ve reconsidered and can’t wait to join my teammates one more time as we look to bring an MLS Cup back to San Jose. The fans have consistently supported me through the ups and downs and I’d always regret not properly saying goodbye.”
Wondolowski's MLS scoring records also include game-winning goals (45) and consecutive seasons with 10+ goals (10). He also ranks first in Quakes history in appearances (344), starts (304) and minutes played (27,555).