San Jose earthquakes rename the street outside the stadium after the club legend – NBC Bay Area
San Jose Earthquakes legend Chris Wondolowski now has a street named after him.
South Bay football club announced Thursday that it had renamed a street outside PayPal Park Wondo Way in honor of Major League Soccer’s top scorer.
“It’s an amazing honor,” said Wondolowski in a video released from the earthquake. “Just to have that, it’s unreal. But the amazing thing is that I’m intertwined with the San Jose community, can be a part of it. I feel like I’ve always been, always will be. It’s, who i am I’m just part of that Bay Area culture and it’s amazing to be permanently intertwined with it now. “
Wondolowski, 38, has a number of MLS records including goals scored (166), goals for a club (162) and winning goals (45). He has been named an All-Star five times and is a two-time winner of the Golden Boot, given to the league’s top scorer in the regular season. In 2012 he also received the league’s MVP award.
The Wondo Way, which used to be Champions Way, runs perpendicular to Earthquakes Way and along the team’s training field and park structures.
“Wondo is a legend for the San Jose earthquakes and major league football,” said Jared Shawlee, Earthquakes chief operating officer, in a statement. “The Wondo Way is the main route fans use to get to and from PayPal Park, so it is a special symbol for us to honor the connection he has built with Quakes fans over the course of his career.”