David Wondolowski serves as Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and represents 17 unions representing over 12,000 workers in Northeast Ohio.
CBCTC has played an invaluable role in securing prevailing wages on projects in Cleveland such as Sherwin Williams’ world headquarters, Flats East Bank development and renovation of downtown’s professional sports facilities.
Early Life and Education
David Wondolowski grew up in Concord, California – a small town of approximately 20,000. It was here where he got his start in soccer via an affordable development contract with San Jose Earthquakes.
He quickly earned a place on the national team and quickly rose up the MLS goal scoring charts, eventually being honored as MVP in 2012. Since then, he has gone on to make 35 U.S. national team caps (13 goals), tie for scoring lead at 2013 Gold Cup Tournament, and play in 2014 World Cup tournament.
David Wondolowski has enjoyed many accomplishments since being elected to Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as member and president on August 2, 2017 special election, garnering over 54,000 votes to become Cuyahoga County’s highest vote getter on this date. However, despite these accolades and awards he is likely to step down at the end of 2018.
Major League Soccer boasts many individuals who can claim they have had an impactful impact on the league, but few can rival David Wondolowski for their dedication and consistent work in scoring goals for Danville United FC over several seasons, eventually becoming its all-time leading goalscorer.
As soon as Quakes striker Patrick Vieira first entered Major League Soccer (MLS), few predicted he would become one of its star performers. With only four goals scored over his first five seasons with Major League Soccer (MLS), many doubted his chances to match Landon Donovan’s record of 148 goals or reach professional sports’ ultimate pinnacle. But that all changed quickly!
Achievement and Honors
David Wondolowski stands out as an underappreciated great in Major League Soccer history, with numerous achievements that include two Golden Boots and record-setting success in Major League Soccer (MLS). Additionally, he has been selected to the U.S. national team since 1999 – becoming an integral component in their efforts to qualify for this year’s World Cup qualifiers.
Wondolowski does not get the respect he deserves from many fans and media members despite all this hard work, perhaps due to his unconventional path into Major League Soccer or some perception of him from his USMNT days. Either way, Earthquakes striker Wondolowski should be remembered fondly for his consistent excellent work.
David Wondolowski is a certified public accountant by trade; however, he’s also an enthusiastic outdoor enthusiast and talented photographer. He has spent time on some of the world’s most beautiful and remote beaches as well as sailing his kayak across them all.
He’s served as Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council for 11 years, an umbrella organization of more than 29 unions representing around 12,000 men and women working in construction around Cleveland. One notable project under CBCTC’s management is erecting Cleveland’s water tower – but their most noteworthy endeavour has been the formation of CBT Development Inc, which has built several affordable housing projects, most recently Pinzone Towers Apartments on Rocky River near downtown.
Wondolowski is an American professional soccer player currently playing for San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer (MLS). Known as one of its greatest goal scorers, he has played in MLS for ten seasons and become one of its premier goal scorers.
He boasts an estimated net worth of $2 Million. John Wondolowski and Janis Hoyt are his parents.
After graduating from Chico State in Northern California, he was selected in the 2005 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft at number 41 by San Jose Earthquakes FC for four seasons – scoring eight goals in reserve play but receiving limited playing time during that period.
He made his professional debut for Houston Dynamo in 2006 but later returned to San Jose via trade midway through 2009. By 2010, he finally established regular playing time, helping guide them all the way to an MLS Cup final appearance.