Wondolowski Heads Winner, ‘Quakes Top SKC 1-0
Associated Press - August 19, 2013 6:12 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Chris Wondolowski scored for the third time in as many league matches and the San Jose Earthquakes extended their home winning streak to five consecutive games with a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night.
Wondolowski and the Earthquakes broke through in the 55th minute against one of the MLS’ stingiest defenses. Steven Beitashour delivered a cross off a deflected ball on the right wing and Wondolowski knifed behind Sporting’s back line to reach the looping pass and head it inside the near post from 12 yards out for his eighth goal.
San Jose kept alive its faint playoff hopes with the victory, moving into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with FC Dallas on 33 points.
Sporting Kansas City retained its share of the Eastern Conference top spot, but lost its game in hand on co-leader New York.