Wondolowski pens DP contract with San Jose

Updated: February 26, 2013

The San Jose Earthquakes announced Tuesday
that the club has signed forward Chris Wondolowski to a Designated Player
contract, the second such signing in the club’s history.

Wondolowski is the reigning MLS Most Valuable Player after tying the regular
season record for goals in a season with 27 in 2012. The 30-year-old has led
the league in goals for three consecutive seasons, earning three MLS Best XI
selections in the process.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Wondolowski said. “I want to thank John Doyle
and our ownership group for getting this deal done. As my hometown team, I
couldn’t be more excited to sign a Designated Player contract with the
Earthquakes. These last few years have been amazing and I look forward to
continuing my career in San Jose.”

Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.