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Thursday, April 26, 2012


There's a guy coming to town this weekend who has eight goals in seven games.

San Jose brings more to PPL Park Saturday than the Western Conference's best record. The Earthquakes also feature Chris Wondolowski, one of MLS' most consistent strikers and its leading scorer this season.

Here's what a few from the Union have to say about Wondo, and how they can maintain their 332-minute scoreless streak:

“He makes a lot of little situations,” said goalkeeper Zac MacMath. “Fortunately I was able to play against him when I was with the U-23s in California in January, to see a little of him there. … He's very good, gets his shots off and makes the most of his chances.”

“You have to be aware of where he is in the box at all times,” Union defender Sheanon Williams said.. “He likes to lull you to sleep and then pop up in a different spot and he finishes extremely well, especially with his head. … It's important to find a mark. That'll be really important for us. We can't just let him drift. We have to be on him at all times.”

“Chris has been consistent for years,” said Union boss Peter Nowak. “For us it'll be a challenge. They are a handful.”

My guess is Wondolowski tallies, but the Union prevail, 2-1. How do you think the Union will do against Wondo?

(Photo: Associated Press)

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