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Earthquakes fall to Sporting KC without Wondolowski, Lenhart

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Earthquakes fall to Sporting KC without Wondolowski, Lenhart

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- C.J. Sapong broke a seven-match goal drought, and Kei Kamara scored his team-leading fifth goal and added an assist to help Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday.Sporting (8-3-1) broke a four-match winless streak.Simon Dawkins scored in the 72nd minute for San Jose (8-3-3), cutting it to 2-1.Kamara set up Sapong's fifth-minute goal with a long cross from the right flank, with Sapong finishing with his left foot from 7 yards for his fourth goal of the season.In the 39th, left back Michael Harrington took a cross-field pass from right back Chance Myers, then fed the ball in to Kamara for a bouncing header past goalkeeper Jon Busch.Harrington was a 23rd-minute substitute for Seth Sinovic, who fell over the end boards and sustained a cut on his left hand that required 20 stitches. Sinovic was already playing with his broken right hand in a cast.San Jose was without its two leading scorers, with Chris Wondolowski (11) goals) on international duty and Steven Lenhart (five goals) suspended for yellow-card accumulation, but still made the game close.

Wondolowski's PK in stoppage time helps Earthquakes draw with Union

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Wondolowski's PK in stoppage time helps Earthquakes draw with Union

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SAN JOSE -- Chris Wondolowski scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-2 tie with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Shea Salinas drew a foul on Joshua Yaro in the penalty area to set up the penalty kick in the 95th minute. With his 10th goal, Wondolowski became the first player in MLS history with eight straight double-digit seasons.

Roland Alberg scored in the 55th to put Philadelphia (8-11-6) up 2-1.

Valeri Qazaishvili scored three minutes for San Joe (9-10-6). He eluded two defenders before punching it between two more defenders.

Jack Elliott tied it in the 35th with his first goal of the season, knocking the ball in on the left side of the net.

Road woes continue, Quakes fall to Dynamo

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Road woes continue, Quakes fall to Dynamo

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HOUSTON  — Alberth Elis and Vicente Sanchez each had a goal and an assist, and the Houston Dynamo blanked the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 on Saturday night.

Houston (10-7-7) joined Seattle and Sporting Kansas City at the top of the Western Conference standings by improving to 9-0-3 at home.

Elis got his head on a corner kick by Boniek García to open the scoring with his seventh goal in the 21st minute. It was the Dynamos' league-leading 17th goal off a set piece.

Elis helped ice the game in the 86th minute with a nifty touch to get around a defender before Sanchez beat his defender and the goalkeeper to the centering pass for his first goal.

Sanchez gathered a loose ball just before it crossed the end line and centered it to Mauro Manotas for his eighth goal in stoppage time.

Tyler Deric had three saves for his fourth shutout.

San Jose (9-10-5) has lost five straight on the road and remains one point up on Vancouver for the final playoff spot.