Wondolowski: 'We do the little things'
He is our chronicle conversation here on chronicle live welcome back and everybody at five -- win. Former Real Salt Lake over the weekend and the guy next to -- -- -- allow ski. Another Patrick he's at seventeen goals on the season congratulations. Thank you good game good for you guys affect frank strands as a PR guy sent me a full page. The information on your scoring. Seventeen goals a season fourteen games to play. With seventeen goals you would have been the league leader in six the last nine seasons that's when he -- you've had. Has 51 goals I said earlier. You're on a pace of almost a goal per game. And I got to be even exceeding your coming everyone has high hopes but that's got to be -- that was got to feel pretty good. Absolutely I think it's those grade the best -- -- over first place and nagging at Salt Lake was another first place first place battle. Against that man and our four points clear -- the game and and and so it's huge in you know it's nice score goals do it what you're doing. As high as the expectations are are you guys exceeding expectations you made some offseason moves but. What you're doing this season I really think it surprised a lot of analysts. Probably did us 'cause a lot of analysts but to be chip lost -- -- surprise anyone in the locker room. We came out in there the first -- of pre season we told them we had a talk with each other. They're never -- -- the little things because we expect greatness there's this group. And we really believe that we cannot make a deep run in the playoffs than. You know see what happens anyone who followed them the last we'll tell you that the game at Stanford stadium was sold out did itself proud there. I was -- greatest MLS games here you guys come back. But -- one deficit went 43 but in that game -- -- -- in physical it's an inning it's -- Sally -- champion physical again a lot of red cards are a flash around. Our teams -- marking you guys are they trying to get physical and you guys and I'm not saying cheap and dirty is much to try to get under yours. -- yeah I mean I think this is the stolid we play as well we're not. Really don't have any superstars or anyone you know is above or beyond anyone's so we will fight for each other we tackle. And we do the little things and I think that gets under people's skin and say they tend to react then bingo. You know go overboard I really believe how -- -- -- exact stats but they're very few red cards especially compared to teams that we have played and the red red cards compares it. Comparison there's got to be you know really an -- I'm Chris when he scored seventeen goals you're gonna have an awful lot of help you get a lot of help position from the right side of the field Stephen data -- will be an all star with -- This season and also Marvin Chavez just help ordinary day to the entire attack. All -- they've been great to Bishara. He's he's done such a great job he goes up and I've got a great engine on -- And -- he gets on -- double defensively but offensively when he has the ball. I get really excited because I know -- -- you up quite a little bit -- You can put the ball anywhere and Marvin Chavez has -- -- the quickest guy in the league he. His first couple stats are amazing you know really take speedy Gonzales out there and you know I he's a fun day enjoy to play with because he's put the ball out -- problem -- chase it down and. Try to get open again you're right you're watching the game it looks like everyone's running and that he's been put on fast -- I just flying through the field. Big honor for Ramiro corral as you'll go to the all star game with two with you and and Stephen majors the first they have three players is a great honor for the franchise. But for -- in particular. This is the last remaining original player in MLS it's got to be great for initial this game. Yeah although the grade you know great job for the team to -- and you know you said he is the last original. Played -- play in 1986 and he's he's. -- she showed well this year he's played both low left midfield left back and he's done a great job as a couple assists and just a true leader he's there he's their captain. And oh lead us out there on the field and so they'll be a joy to play with them. And a lot of times a professional sports commissioners everyone point seven tells them what they do wrong. He made the right choice putting -- corral is on there because he's a class act and anyone who covers the game knows that what does he mean to have that type of experience on the roster in the locker. It's grade you know he knows what do and what to bring each day in day in day out what the practice and for the game and he's not necessarily the most vocal guys in the locker room but he leads by example he shows you how needs to be done and he never gets flustered which I think is what his biggest attributes he has so -- out there on the field you can tell. Well when things that might not be done and gone our way. He tell you saw the calm demeanor about him and when the ball is on his feet he always is composed and you know occupied that open got. -- what's unique about MLS when they have their all star game is not east against west to one league against another league. They bring in another spotlight team and this time you guys are going up against a pretty darn good team I think they want something called champions league. Chelsea comes into play and so you get a chance to play these guys what -- an experience he like to be playing one of the top -- be top beat -- don't. That's gonna be enough to come cheery see these guys a week in week out in. Not only did they -- -- which is the best club team in all of Europe. But in all these guys play for their respective. Countries as well and get a couple guys on Spain in just all across who also. -- just one euros and so it's a great honor to play all these guys and I should be issue bigger experience that one that always remembered. Busy week for you guys this week -- FC Dallas on Wednesday at home get on out there a Buck Shaw Stadium and see that one. And any bit of Vancouver over the weekend but it's been a great season I asked questions for people on Twitter. All right at CSN -- that -- lives CSN. And I got a number of questions and I don't know how basket but they want me to ask you about what what's the story about your tattoo. Public eye to eye so I have two catches. What -- my -- and it's not Superman symbol with the W and it adds as JCM on it and that's the initials of my dad all my dad my Brothers. Through two other Brothers. And we'll have the same tax you and now we got the same -- the same time and so that's got to sell Bunning one and then I have a another one and all my ribs. Which is a guy dream catcher. And it has my Indian name on -- in America and Latin American and -- bought diet. Which I was given to me and I mean the way -- come over the hill and so that's that's mother catches yeah. 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MLS leading goal scorer and player of the week Chris Wondolowksi joins Jim Kozimor on Chronicle Live to talk about his and the Earthquakes' success