Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/27/12
8 a.m. ET: Major League Soccer has grown by leaps and bounds since its inaugural season in 1996, but one thing was frozen in time. That year, "Rocket" Roy Lassiter led the league with 27 goals. It became a single-season record, as many tried and failed to reach that number in the following years. Chris Wondolowski can break Lassiter's record. The San Jose Earthquakes striker has bagged 26 goals in 2012, and he stands on the brink of history. If he scores twice in San Jose's final regular season game he will set a new standard in American soccer. The Earthqukes, winners of this season's Supporters Shield, visit the Portland Timbers on Saturday, and all eyes will be on the man they call "Wondo." The 29-year-old has powered a San Jose attack which leads the league in goals. If there are holes in Portland's defense -- the third worst in MLS -- it's likely Wondolowski will find them. We'll be watching, as Wondolowski's chase reaches its dramatic conclusion. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the game to a national audience, so you can too. Tell us what you think about Wondo's chase before during and after the game using #magicWondo on Twitter. We'll bring you live, in-game updates from Wondo's world. Will he? Or won't he? We'll soon find out. Join us for our coverage of Wondolowski's record chase starting at 6 p.m. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O'Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer's Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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