The Earthquakes will remain home to one of their own.
The team announced Tuesday that it had signed Chris Wondolowski to a new contract. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
"I'm very excited to be back for one more year," Wondolowski said in a statement released by the team. "Knowing how much fun it is in the locker room, the team unity that we have and where this team is going, I wanted to be a part of it. I love this game. I love going out to practice. We're a family. Even right now, it's nice to have a couple days off, but I'm ready to get started again.
"When I do decide to step away from the game, my goal is to remain a part of the Earthquakes organization and help the team any way I can."
The 36-year-old Danville native holds nearly every MLS scoring record, with most career goals (159), goals for one club (155), game-winning goals (44) and consecutive seasons with 10-plus goals (10).
Wondolowski's 15 team-best goals this past season was tied for fifth most in MLS and were the most by an American-born player in 2019.
Wondolowski was selected by the Earthquakes in the fourth round of the 2005 Supplement Draft, and he moved to Houston as part of the team's relocation in 2006. That year, the Houston Dynamo won the MLS Cup championship, then repeated in 2007.
Wondolowski returned to San Jose in 2009 as part of a player swap for Cam Weaver. It's considered one of the most successful trades in league history, and you see why when you glance at Wondolowski's numbers.
"It's impossible to fully explain all the ways Chris is devoted to this club," Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said in the team-issued statement. "He truly embraces a bigger cause, well beyond the goals he scores and the records he breaks. Wondo has an unparalleled love for the game and the Quakes organization as a whole, and this is a great day for our fans and our club."