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Played
March 23, 2013 10:37 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 10525‎
 
 

San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Seattle Sounders: Long-range Chris Wondolowsi blast seals win

A long-range Chris Wondolowski strike on the stroke of halftime separated the two sides despite Seattle's dominance in possession.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
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The Seattle Sounders have one point three games into the 2013 MLS season after losing 1-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Sounders FC held over 60 percent of possession and out shot the Quakes 16-12.

"We’re feeling momentum," Shea Salinas said.

But San Jose had the one shot that counted. In first-half stoppage time, a long punted ball fell to Chris Wondolowski. Last year's MLS top scorer wrapped his foot around the ball from outside the box, sending a sizzling shot that nestled in the net after clipping the post on the way in.

"He had some great chances tonight and he finished the hardest one of all of them," Frank Yallop said. "That is what I like about Chris. He never hangs his head and he keeps pushing, looking for the opportunities even if he has missed some earlier in the game. That was a great finish tonight."

Wondolowski has two goals this year.


San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
-
Ramiro Corrales
Defender
 - 
21
Jason Hernandez
Defender
 - 
4
Nana Attakora
Defender
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
17
 - 
12
 - 
18
 - 
34
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
81′
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
84′
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker
82′

Substitutes

1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
17
Sam Garza
Midfielder
 - 
6
Abdul Tommy
Midfielder
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
19
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
22
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
81′
 - 
17
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
82′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2