Wondolowski to donate 1 percent, joins Common Goal fraternity

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Chris Wondolowski, you’re entering high-five country.

Wondolowski, 34, is coming off a fine season with San Jose in which he netted double-digit goals for the eighth-straight season while adding a career-high eight assists.

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He’s also turning the page on the season with class, joining the Juan Mata-led Common Goal movement. Wondolowski will donate at least one percent of his salary to “high-impact soccer charities.”

Wondo joins a list which includes Premier League veterans Alfie Mawson and Charlie Daniels, international stars Giorgio Chiellini and Mats Hummels, and USWNT stars Alex Morgan, Heather O’Reilly, and Megan Rapinoe.

From SJEarthquakes.com:

“I want to look back on my career and be able to say I had an impact both on and off the pitch,” Wondolowski said. “To me, this not only means winning trophies but also doing my bit to advance the use of soccer as a tool for social change. This is something I’ve been passionate about for a long time and through Common Goal I can now join forces with other players who feel the same way.”

Wondo’s 13-goal season gives him 134 in 293 games, and the Californian is likely to end his career in MLS as the league’s all-time leading scorer. He’s currently 11 goals behind Landon Donovan.