After a long road from darkhorse professional prospect to the US national team, Chris Wondolowski found himself on soccer's biggest stage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The first registered member of a Native American tribe to play at a World Cup, the Kiowa Nation tribesman also found himself on the receiving end of criticism for a key missed chance in the decisive loss to Belgium. But as has been the case for for so much of his career, Wondolowski refused to be defined by a knockdown, instead focusing on persevering through adversity, getting back up and continuing his success.
- Bau Daigh Warrior, Part I : The remarkable rise and deep roots of Chris Wondolowski
- Bau Daigh Warrior, Part II: From unknown to infamy, Wondolowski with the US national team
Part III of “Bau Daigh Warrior” – MLSsoccer.com and Juice Groove Films’ mini-series chronicling the rise and roots of Wondolowski, whose tribal name is “Bau Daigh” – looks at how Wondo rebounded from the World Cup, returning to his family in California and embracing his tribal roots in Oklahoma.
The series is narrated and co-produced by Temryss Lane, who is a Lummi Native.
You can watch Part III above.