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Chivas USA 0-1 San Jose Earthquakes: Wondolowski wins it for 10-man Quakes

Despite going down to 10 men late, last year's MVP stepped up with a huge goal to seal an away win.

By Seth Vertelney

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
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Chris Wondolowski's goal with only minutes to play sealed a 1-0 win for the San Jose Earthquakes at Chivas USA.

Both teams traded chances in what was a mostly-listless affair. Just after the half, Steven Lenhart's disallowed goal off a corner was the closest either side came to an opener. Upon replay, it appeared to be a harsh decision against the away side.

San Jose went down to 10 men with 10 minutes to play, when Lenhart crashed into Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy after the whistle had gone for a second yellow card. He had earned his first yellow in the first half for an elbow that sent Steve Purdy to the hospital.

Despite going down a man, San Jose got the winner with just minutes to play. Alan Gordon fired a shot from distance that Kennedy could only spill right in front of him, and Wondolowski stole in to poke home the rebound for the game winner.

With the win, San Jose moves to within three points of Colorado for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, with one more game played.

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Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
69′
 - 
2
Bobby Burling
Defender
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
5
Carlos Borja
Defender
 - 
25
Steve Purdy
Defender
40′
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
56′
 - 
59
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
52′
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
70′
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
31′
 - 
9
E. Torres
Striker
 - 

San Jose Earthquakes

 - 
18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
21
 - 
33
 - 
3
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
75′
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
70′
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
89′
 - 
8
 - 
16

Substitutes

28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
Ante Jazic
Defender
 - 
-
J. Frías
Defender
40′
 - 
-
J. Rivera
Striker
 - 
7
 - 
-
J. Morales
Striker
 - 
26
Matt Fondy
Striker
52′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
2
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
70′
 - 
-
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 
24

Coach/Manager

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
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