Earthquakes Drop Chivas on Wondolowki's Hat Trick


Earthquakes Drop Chivas on Wondolowki's Hat Trick

Oct. 20, 2010


SANTA CLARA (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski scored a second-half hat trick to establish a single-season franchise record for goals and lead the Earthquakes to a 3-0 victory against visiting Chivas USA on Wednesday night.

It was the second hat trick this season for Wondolowski, who moved into a tie for the league-lead with Los Angeles' Edson Buddle at 17 goals.

Wondolowski passed Ronald Cerritos' team mark of 15 goals, set in 1999. He now has San Jose's last nine goals, matching the league record set by the Galaxy's Carlos Ruiz from August 2002 to April 2003.

It was the first time San Jose beat Chivas USA since being reestablished in 2008. The Earthquakes had gone 0-4-2 against Chivas before Wednesday.

Wondolowski drew a penalty kick in the 55th minute and converted by going low and to the right of rookie goalkeeper Kevin Guppy, who was making his MLS debut.

Wondolowski struck four minutes later from 13 yards out, taking a pass from Eduardo and again going low to Guppy's right. He finished the hat trick off in the 72nd minute, carefully tucking a volley of Ryan Johnson's cross inside the far post from 8 yards out.

San Jose, in the middle of a fatiguing stretch of three matches in eight days, benched eight of its regular starters for the contest, including Wondolowski.

But forward Cornell Glen strained his left hamstring in the 40th minute, and had to come off, prompting coach Frank Yallop to insert Wondolowski.

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

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


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


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.



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.



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).