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Wondolowski sets MLS record with 132nd San Jose goal

6:51 am AEST 13/5/18
Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes MLS 2018
The veteran forward netted from the spot on Saturday to set a new record for the most goals scored with one team in league history

Chris Wondolowski scored his 132nd goal for the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, setting a new MLS record for the most goals scored with a single team in league history. 

The historic strike came from the penalty spot in the 76th minute of San Jose's 3-1 win over Minnesota United, with the Earthquakes having gone in front just two minutes in from a Magnus Eriksson penalty. 

Christian Ramirez pulled Minnesota back level in the 27th, but a Wondolowski assist to Danny Hoesen in the 70th put San Jose back in front.

Francisco Calvo handled the ball in the area leading to the bit of history for Wondolowski, who confidently slid the ball into the corner to break the record. 

While it was strike 132 for the Earthquakes, the goal was the 35-year-old's 136th career MLS goal, leaving him just nine short of Landon Donovan's all-time record

The win was just San Jose's second of the year, moving the club off the bottom of the Western Conference table for the moment, though the Earthquakes are level on points with the Seattle Sounders, who play against the Portland Timbers on Sunday. 

For Wondolowski, the goal was his second of the campaign, and his 23rd from the penalty spot across the course of his career. 

In 2017 Wondolowski scored 13 times and will need to come within one goal of that mark to take the outright lead on Donovan as the league's all-time leading scorer. 

San Jose will be back in action Wednesday against the Vancouver Whitecaps