Meet “Wondo” – Kiowa Soccer Player in World Cup

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown June 15th, 2014 Last Updated on: June 15th, 2014

Rolling Stone magazine recently interviewed soccer player Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski, a member of the Kiowa tribe who currently plays for the San Jose Earthquakes. He has the honor of playing for the U.S. Men's National team when they head to the World Cup to compete in Brazil this month.

Rolling Stone: It's still unclear if you'll be starting or coming off the bench during the World Cup; how do you see your role on the team?

Wondo: I think my role's still being defined; if I'm not starting, I want to push the starters to make them better. I want to start, I want to get as many minutes as I can, but If I'm coming off the bench and we need a goal late, I'm going to be ready for it. If I do get an opportunity, I'm going to be ready to hit the back of the net. You never know when your chance is going to come, and you've got to embrace it.

Photo by John Todd via Rolling Stone

Photo by John Todd via Rolling Stone


Check out some of his international goal highlights from previous games:

For the full interview head on over to Rolling Stone. We wish “Wondo” and the rest of the U.S. Men's team good luck!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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