Earthquakes beat Crew 3-0 for first home win

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Earthquakes beat Crew 3-0 for first home win

May 11,2011MATCHSTATS MATCHEVENTS
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SANTA CLARA (AP) Chris Wondolowski scored for the third time in four games to help the San Jose Earthquakes pick up their first home victory of the season, 3-0 over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.Steven Lenhart, acquired from the Crew before the season, scored his first goal for San Jose. Khari Stephenson rounded out the rout with his second goal of the year.San Jose (2-4-3) won for the first time in seven matches and snapped Columbus' unbeaten streak at seven.The Quakes won despite playing a man down for the final 11 minutes after Brandon McDonald was ejected following an off-the-ball incident with Columbus forward Tommy Heinemann after a San Jose corner was cleared.Columbus dropped to 3-2-4.Wondolowski, the MLS' leading scorer last year, moved into third place in the scoring race this season with his fifth goal of the season. With both Columbus center backs occupied by Lenhart, Wondolowski got into the middle of the Crew's defense and volleyed home Ryan Johnson's cross from 7 yards out in the 50th minute.Lenhart scored in the 59th minute with a powerful header off Joey Gjertsen's corner kick.Stephenson hammered a 25-yard shot into the upper left-hand corner in the 62nd minute, leaving Columbus goalkeeper William Hesmer no chance.Columbus was unable to created much danger on its attack even after McDonald's straight red card. San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch made six saves, three in the final 25 minutes, to secure the Earthquakes' second shutout of the season.

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

BOX SCORE

HOUSTON — Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday.

Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute, converting from the penalty spot after Fatai Alashe conceded a penalty against Alex Lima. Alberth Elis tapped in a corner kick — Houston's first of the match — by Eric Alexander in the 72nd. Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games.

It was the third game in eight days for San Jose (2-3-3), which is winless in its last six after opening the season with back-to-back victories.

Joe Willis had two saves for his first shutout this season. It was his second consecutive start after Tyler Deric started the first five matches for the Dynamo (4-2-1).

Houston is unbeaten, and all of its four wins have come, at home.

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

BOX SCORE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — Cody Cropper had his second shutout of the season and the New England Revolution tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.

New England (2-3-2) had its six-game home winning streak snapped. San Jose (2-2-3) ended a five-game road losing streak.

Cropper had a great reaction save of Fatai Alashe's redirection in the 66th minute. Cropper was moving to his right but extended his left leg to deny a near-post shot. Cropper also punched away Darwin Ceren's blast in the 88th minute.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham also had his second clean sheet of the season. He came out of his area to deny Diego Fagundez in the 26th minute. Fagundez had a nice give-and-go with Juan Agudelo in the 74th minute, but Fagundez's rolling shot was knocked wide by Bingham.

 

GAME SUMMARY

San Jose 0 0—0
New England 0 0—0

First half_None.

Second half_None.

Goalies_San Jose, David Bingham, Andrew Tarbell; New England, Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton.

Yellow Cards_Godoy, San Jose, 27th; Bingham, San Jose, 85th.

Referee_Hilario Grajeda.

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Lineups

San Jose_David Bingham; Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Nick Lima; Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth; Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson, 69th), Danny Hoesen (Marcos Urena, 69th), Chris Wondolowski (Darwin Ceren, 83rd).

New England_Cody Cropper; Benjamin Angoua, Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney; Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Kei Kamara, 52nd), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe; Juan Agudelo (Xavier Kouassi, 78th).