The World Cup: Meet 'Wondo,' the Cult Hero Who Beat Landon Donovan
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Chris Wondolowski, the cult hero known as "Wondo." His road to the World Cup has been anything but traditional – he played at Division II Chico State, was chosen in the last round of Major League Soccer's Supplemental Draft, and, for a time, made ends meet by working as a coach for a youth team – yet, thanks to his preternatural ability to put the ball in the net, Wondo beat the odds.
He's won MLS MVP honors, shined against international competition, and, last month, he earned a spot on the U.S. team, ahead of established stars like Landon Donovan. Here, he discusses his improbable rise, his goals for Brazil, and his deep affinity for pizza.