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Played
August 18, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 10525‎
 

San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Sporting Kansas City: Wondolowski goal all the Quakes need

Last season's MVP scored a vital goal for San Jose, as the Quakes look to remain alive in the Western Conference.

By Seth Vertelney

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
Ezra Shaw
Chris Wondolowski's header early in the second half was all the San Jose Earthquakes needed in a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City at Buck Shaw Stadium.

The match was a back and forth affair, as neither team was able to gain a foothold in the game, and clear-cut chances were few and far between.

The Earthquakes opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second half, as Steven Beitashour did well to sidefoot a cross high out of the air with his first touch. The ball floated to Wondolowski in the box, who snapped a header into the near post.

The Quakes have now won five straight home matches, but are still on the outside of the postseason picture in the Western Conference, sitting in seventh place.

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San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
V. Bernárdez
Defender
 - 
3
Jordan Stewart
Defender
 - 
33
 - 
44
C. Goodson
Defender
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
81′
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Jaime Alas
Midfielder
68′
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24
Alan Gordon
Striker
90′
 - 
8
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Sporting Kansas City

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1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
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13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
78
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
15
 - 
10
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
69′

Substitutes

1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
21
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
68′
 - 
-
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 
16
 - 

Substitutes

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18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
24
 - 
12
Mikey Lopez
Midfielder
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19
 - 
10
 - 
17

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1