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San Jose Earthquakes' Garza: Wondolowski blast has been beat up

San Jose Earthquakes winger Sam Garza says he is not stressing about the blast he received from teammate Chris Wondolowski on the weekend.

The 23-year old missed a glaring opportunity late in the 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew on the weekend when he could have squared the ball for last season's Golden Boot and MVP winner to knock in from close range.

When Garza missed the chance, Wondolowski produced a verbal tirade which has been criticised by the press in the wake of the game but the Quakes second-year player says he is not bothered.

"Wondo is probably the most competitive guy I've ever played with," he said. "Things happen in the heat of the game and people say stuff. I don't hold any grudges. Obviously I should have made a better decision, passing the ball."

Despite Garza's words, Wondolowski says he was embarrassed by his actions on the day: "It is not who I am, not what I want to portray.

"It's one of those things I know I need to channel that in different ways. I know I need to not use the language that I use that's 100 per cent sure.

"I'm definitely not that person off the field. It's one of those things I can't explain it."

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