SANTA CLARA -- The San Jose Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski, Major League Soccer's scoring leader with 19 goals, didn't start Wednesday night for the first time in two years.
Wondolowski was listed as a reserve for San Jose's match with the Portland Timbers at Buck Shaw Stadium. Simon Dawkins and Steven Lenhart were named the starting forwards.
He practiced all week and is available to play but likely is being restd for Saturday's Western Conference showdown against the second-place Seattle Sounders.
The last time the striker didn't start when available was Oct. 20, 2010 against Chivas USA. Wondolowski came off the bench that time to score three goals in a performance that helped him win the Golden Boot award.
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