Chris Wondolowski is once again the leading goalscorer in MLS, topping the 2012 scoring charts with 17 strikes thus far, a four-goal lead over second-place Álvaro Saborío.
But some people are wondering why they haven’t seen any Wondo goals in the last three matches, since July 18. Luckily for the Quakes, the forward's dry spells tend to be short and come during certain times of the year. The last came May 13-19, lasting only two games.
His longest dry spell since his explosion onto the scene was early on, in 2010 between June 5 and August 7, when he failed to score for seven games. There is a pattern for the player that reassures us his current drought won’t last for too long. Most noticeably, he often goes cold in July and, whether it's the heat or just the midseason slog, he always seems to pick up his scoring form as the stretch run gets underway.
So even if Wondo may have dropped off after his impressive hat trick against Real Salt Lake, don't expect to wait too long until he picks up his push for Roy Lassiter's single-season scoring record, his first opportunity coming on Aug. 11 against the Seattle Sounders.
Seven Game Dry Spell
June 5 – Aug. 7, 2010
Five Game Dry Spell
July 23 – Aug. 20, 2011
Four Game Dry Spell
July 2 – July 16, 2011
Three Game Dry Spell
Aug. 28 – Sept. 11, 2010; April 2 – April 16, 2011; July 2 – July 16, 2011; July 18 – July 28, 2012
Two Game Dry Spell
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2010; Sept. 17 – Sept. 21, 2011; May 13 – May 19, 2012