Posted: Thursday November 29, 2012 2:01PM ; Updated: Thursday November 29, 2012 2:01PM

Earthquakes' Wondolowski voted MLS MVP

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Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski has scored 61 goals over the last three seasons.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was voted Major League Soccer's MVP on Thursday after scoring 27 goals to tie the season record set by Tampa Bay's Roy Lassiter in 1996.

The 29-year-old received 91 percent of MLS club management votes, 97 percent of media votes and 71 percent of player votes for a combined 259 percent.

Thierry Henry of New York Red Bulls was runner-up with a combined 14 percent and Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City was third with 7 percent.

In awards announced Wednesday, Kansas City's Jimmy Nielsen was voted Goalkeeper of the Year, receiving a combined 146 percent. Chivas USA's Dan Kennedy was second with 30 percent followed by Seattle's Michael Gspurning with 28 percent.

Columbus forward Federico Higuain - the brother of Real Madrid's Gonzolo Higuain - was voted Newcomer of the Year. He received 59 percent, followed by San Jose defender Victor Bernardez (51) and Gspurning (32).

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