CenturyLink Man of the Match vs. San Jose Earthquakes: David Horst

In helping shut down Wondo, Horst picks up his team-leading fifth MOTM honor

In the 2012 MLS season finale, David Horst had a big job: Stop Wondo. The San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski was eagerly chasing the single season goal scoring record needing two goals to break it.

He got one on a PK in the first half. And that was it. Bright Dike scored an equalizer in the second half and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Wondo's failure to break the record was due in large part to the strong presence of the stalwart Horst. Goal-saving tackles, imposing play, and helping command his backline all played key parts in the match. 

And with 35% of the vote, you agreed. David Horst is your CenturyLink Man of the Match. With his honor, he becomes the team leader with 5 MOTM designations in 2012.

David Horst - 35%
Bright Dike - 17%
Steven Smith - 13%
Donovan Ricketts - 8%
Andrew Jean-Baptiste - 8%
Sal Zizzo - 4%
Diego Chara - 3%
Eric Alexander - 2%
Brent Richards - 2%
Kalif Alhassan - 1%
Kosuke Kimura - 1%
Darlington Nagbe - 1%
Danny Mwanga - 1%
Mike Fucito - 1%