The Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowki and Victor Bernardez were named to the MLS Best XI team Monday and both players are in line for further post-season awards this week.

Wondolowski, the Golden Boot winner for the second time in three seasons, was the only American-grown forward to make the all-star team. He was joined by French star Thierry Henry and Irish standout Robbie Keane.

The Danville native tied the single-season scoring record with 27 goals to lead the Quakes to their second Supporters' Shield title in team history. He is a finalist to win the league's most valuable player award, which will be announced Thursday.

Bernardez, a Honduran international defender, was joined on the back line by Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin. Sporting's Jimmy Nielsen also was picked as the top goalkeeper. Bernardez is a finalist for newcomer of the year that is scheduled to be announced Wednesday.

The Best XI's four midfielders were Osvaldo Alonso of the Seattle Sounders, Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chris Pontius of D.C. United and Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City.

The last time San Jose placed two or more players on the list was in 2005 when it had three picks.

The Houston Dynamo, which will play the Galaxy on Saturday in the MLS Cup title match, did not place a player on the team.


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The Earthquakes' Frank Yallop is a finalist for coach of the year and striker Alan Gordon a candidate for comeback player of the year. Both awards are scheduled to be announced Tuesday.

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