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Chris Wondolowski “leaves door cracked” he could continue career beyond this year

Coronavirus shutdown could extend his career.

Minnesota United FC v San Jose Earthquakes Photo by Lyndsay Radnedge/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Could Chris Wondolowski extend his career beyond 2020? With the San Jose Earthquakes’ season on ice, the legendary striker says it’s possible.

“I would like to leave the door cracked, I guess,” Wondolowski told NBC Sports Bay Area. “This isn’t really how I want to go out.”

The 37-year-old is in his 16th season in MLS, the league’s all-time leading scorer having played 361 MLS regular-season games to date. While he said prior to the start of this season he would hang up his cleats at the end of the year, the current coronavirus shutdown has possibly altered those plans.

Remember, San Jose head coach Matias Almeyda himself wasn’t convinced Wondo would be retiring at the end of the year, so it does not appear the Quakes have been looking to push him out the door. And with the shutdown potentially being a blessing in disguise to veteran players to give them some physical rest, perhaps Wondo will stick around into 2021? Stay tuned.

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