Wondo’s become so indispensable to the Quakes that he’s one of only two players - the other being Jon Busch - to play every minute of every game in the 2011 season so far. Wondo came off on the 80th minute last Saturday due to McDonald’s "shouldn't even have been a red" card that necessitated a defensive substitution. He did look somewhat confused as to what to do next. After wandering aimlessly around the half way line, the fourth official coach pointed out the location of Quakes bench.
Wondo learned three unwritten rules about life on the bench at Buck Shaw:
- After exiting the field, shake hands with the replacement, then take a left towards the Quakes bench; that's a left remember - just like NASCAR.
- A folded towel will make for a softer seat and there is all the icy cold Gatorade you can drink in the big orange bucket at the end of the bench - hands off the Pink Starburst; that's Ampai's private stash.
- Keep all conversation relevant to the game. No fraternizing with the photographers, assistant referee or ball kids - and positively no interaction with the Ultras until after the game.