10.29: Chronicle Live -- Chris Wondolowski & Sam Cronin
The Earthquakes are headed to the playoffs thanks in large part to Wondolowski.
Well the pitchers quake hit in the Giants are not the only Bay Area professional team playing for a championship. This year and we are pleased to have two members of the San Jose earthquakes joining S Chris want to allow ski who you just saw score one of his eighteen goals on the season. Also. Sam. -- joining us as well midfielder for the ball club and happy to have you and and you guys are on the verge of your first round playoff against the New York Red Bulls congratulations on a good season to this point -- her right. Hosting the Red Bulls tomorrow at -- Santa Clara buckshot stadium how does it feel in the second season as you go forward Sam he. Yeah I'd skid diamonds is my first left him personally he's got tons chairmanships but for -- is is new and exciting so. I think our team very -- in north south -- And it's an interest in type of format because you played two game series against. The same team and it's a matter of just accumulated goals you have to move and so the first play got on the 51 we have to go out there -- very solid first. Ourselves and I never take on Chris you used the word establish yourself he'd had a great season for their. For the earthquakes he set the club record with eighteen goals this year congratulations that just a name to be. Player of the month for the MLS for October with six goals and it. Had a candidate for the -- league MVP award and that's pretty pretty good way to come come out of the gate for you your first well your second full season your back contends it. We have food -- -- so tell me about tell what what was it about your breakout year that have. We see so much success at the end. I'm a lot of credit has moved teammates we've been playing really good ball early and like your crosses outside in the field. -- -- -- -- -- And those Serbs have been all clicking for me appreciate the individual awards will be announced in a couple weeks but does it feel to be. In the company units and bottle. If as 13 finalists for the MVP award I insist that your daughter. There's could create guys too much on defense. -- Indians alive though other credit is for this team in shows how well done making the playoffs and I think we're just gonna start right now. I do and Elaine and grew up while played here high school ball idealists Allen not Chico state as well. As a few terrific to be part of your hometown MLS teams success this year. -- absolutely. You know a group of fans we go to games and so just he's a much more. I know how I dedicated and knowledgeable these fans aren't so it's you know it's also for them and we're we're very excited about it. Sand you grew up on the other side of the country grew up in the south in Georgia and North Carolina played a Wake Forest we had a terrific collegiate career. Across the country here to northern California with the soccer culture liking comparison because I know they play some very good soccer downtown. Yeah. Pretty good does professional tennis in this is kind of -- -- college has done a bit here is that the professional -- -- here in the malaise is kinda. Some big teams out here and I truly truly good going up up watching the quakes they've won a lot of championships in the be a part of their history now is is is good and I'm happy to be here. Get some US national experience under your belt then. How does that compare the international stage with that plan in the NL last. I had limited limited action but. Action nonetheless. It's it's similar in term I've played in with food the national team is found a lot of that I must players actually -- for the country's so. Tom found his -- you move up to advance in the World Cup analyze it's much different stuff at higher speeds so hopefully one that's that's the goal. Well you came over from Toronto FC earlier this summer has -- feel to be planned. With the quakes in the playoffs it feels great. We had a very tough season last season trying to make in the class and again this season knocking off to a great start and then coming here kind of rejuvenated. Need to see this season has been very good firm me personal agenda. Play more than I wasn't trying to sort of seasons. This to be here in in the playoffs and trying to somewhat -- feels good. Chris what are we looking forward to fool with these New York Red Bulls you split the season series one at home loss to New Jersey what do you expect tomorrow up on the pitch it to buckshot. Us and then they're very good that is attacking wise they're great guys going forward and so it's gonna take a whole team defense and shape then. You know the mentality to really come through all -- batting second though you went on the other Prado up. -- -- and it's going to be on us to finish them and if we do that to your best feeling good formula for when he scored. -- record ten straight goals for your club that's an MLS matches anybody any club going to come on nations. I -- and -- never -- its -- -- one assists they're giving -- hard I didn't have the knowledge. Can't argue that went about passing he's. And I'd better -- -- -- obviously real scorer left it's good for us and seeing if he. To keep giving him evolve from a goal believe Red Bulls playing without one of their stars the international player from France -- on -- As a midfielder he's one of the top attacked me and what he is the advantage if any kind. Yes yeah I think their best players is an explosive player and really -- score and really really good goals and any time so. -- that had not line up is. It's an event trust that they have current soccer's all throughout their team so. They've done all season guys -- in and done your job so. It did I think it's helpful but there for sure. -- team and honored to account for aggressor attacking lineup tomorrow we look forward to your first round playoff action against the new York red Bulls and we will be carrying that game. On Comcast sports net last Saturday evening at 7 o'clock from Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa -- hit. Don't know exactly where you can find to attend class and earthquakes playoff game you can go to see incendiary dot com. And find the local listings for the channel that carries CS and plus it's earthquakes -- it's Chris. When the last K and Sam Cronin thank you very much for joining us they're throwing us.