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Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski, Victor Bernardez named to MLS Best XI team

The pair of Earthquakes landed among the MLS elite on the Best XI team.


Chris Wondolowski and Victor Bernardez of the San Jose Earthquakes were named to the MLS Best XI team on Monday, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

Wondolowski also won the Golden Boot award as the league's top goal scorer, his second such award in the past three years. His 27 goals on the 2012 season tied a single-season record and helped propel the Earthquakes to their second Supporter's Shield title in club history. The 29-year-old forward is a finalist for the league's most valuable player award, which will be announced on Thursday.

Bernardez, a defender from Honduras, is joined on the Best XI defense by Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin, as well as Sporting goaltender Jimmy Nielsen. The 30-year-old Bernardez is also a finalist for newcomer of the year, which is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday.

Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop is a finalist for coach of the year honors and striker Alan Gordon is a candidate for comeback player of the year.