San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski Joins U.S. National Soccer Team

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 13: Chris Wondolowski #8 of the San Jose Earthquakes argues with the referee after he called a handball on the San Jose Earthquakes during their game against the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 13, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Jose Earthquakes standout Chris Wondolowski will join the U.S. National team for the second time in his career.

For the second time in his career San Jose Earthquakes superstar Chris Wondolowski has been named to the U.S. National Soccer team, according to the San Jose Mercury News' Elliott Almond

Wondolowski, 28 will join a talented 20-man squad beginning Jan. 3 for the start of training camp. Wondo led the MLS in goal scoring the past two straight seasons, and saw time in four U.S. matches this year, including three in the Gold Cup. Wondo will be with the U.S. squad for most of January and will miss the start of the Quakes' training camp starting on Jan. 15.

The United States will open have their first match of 2012 on Jan. 21 in Glendale, Ariz., against Venezuela, then again Jan. 25 against Panama in Panama. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann is currently forming his player pool for the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, which begins in August of next year. 

"This is a great opportunity for Chris and I'm happy to see his hard work and success on the field rewarded," said Earthquakes general manager John Doyle said in a prepared statement.

For more on the Earthquakes, head over to Quake, Rattle, and Goal to get your fix. 

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