At 31 years old, no matter what kind of tournament Wondolowski had, he likely wasn't headed anywhere.
But this summer's World Cup will have permanently tarnished Wondo's international legacy in the eyes of many fans.
After being MLS's leading scorer in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Wondolowski's poaching ability had become well-known.
In friendlies against South Korea and Mexico this spring, Wondo scored and seemingly did enough to put him in the squad over fellow forwards Eddie Johnson, Landon Donovan and Terrence Boyd.
His value to the squad was to come into a match late in the game when the U.S. needed to capitalize on a late opportunity to get a goal.
He had that opportunity against Belgium in the third minute of stoppage time of the second half in the round of 16. With the score tied 0-0, the ball fell to Wondo for an open chance at the edge of the six-yard box. He missed, the game went into extra-time and the U.S. lost.
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