This season was supposed to be the farewell tour for Chris Wondolowski.
The San Jose Earthquakes' legendary forward and the league's all-time leading goal-scorer said before the start of the 2020 campaign that it would be his last, with one last run before he was set to bring an end to one of the most illustrious careers in MLS history. Speaking in a Q&A with NBCSports Bay Area released on Friday, though, Wondolowski said the uncertainty surrounding the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic has him reevaluating his options.
Asked if the prospect of a shortened or cancelled season would compel him to leave the door open for a potential return next season, Wondolowski said he's at least thinking about it.
"That’s a very good question," Wondolowski said. "I ran many scenarios through my head of how this season was going to go, and I thought I hit the best, I thought I hit the worst. But I did not see this coming, that’s for sure.
"I really don’t know, to be honest. I kinda would like to leave the door cracked, I guess because this isn’t really how I want to go out or really the season I want to have as my last. But that being said, we still have to see what’s left of the season. I know that we’re going to try and play and play some sort of meaningful games. I want to be there. Again, I might have to reevaluate at the end and kind of go from there. My plan is still just to go all out and put it all in this year and have no regrets, that’s for sure."
Watch Wondo's full interview with NBCSports Bay Area's Brodie Brazil below.