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October 9, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
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San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Colorado Rapids: Wondolowski goal keeps Quakes' hopes alive

The Earthquakes' star scored the only goal to keep his team in the crowded Western Conference playoff race.

By Keith Hickey

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
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The San Jose Earthquakes took all three points in a vital 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids to keep their playoff hopes alive Wednesday night.

Chris Wondolowski scored the vital goal in the 69th minute, heading in Shea Salinas' corner kick past Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin to make it 1-0. The goal was his 10th on the year, marking the fourth straight season the Bay Area native has made it to double digit goals.

Wondolowski's breakthrough came after a series of saves from Irwin and one double save by Rapids center back Drew Moor, who cleared a shot from Wondolowski off the line and managed to block Alan Gordon's rebound attempt minutes before the go-ahead goal.

The victory moves the Quakes (13-11-8) to sixth place, just a point behind Colorado (13-10-9) in the final playoff spot.


San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
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21
Jason Hernandez
Defender
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33
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3
Jordan Stewart
Defender
 - 
44
C. Goodson
Defender
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4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
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-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
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6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
87′
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7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
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8
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24
Alan Gordon
Striker
86′
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Colorado Rapids

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1
Clinton Irwin
Goalkeeper
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3
Drew Moor
Defender
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15
Chris Klute
Defender
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22
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-
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-
Martín Rivero
Midfielder
85′
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20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
24
 - 
7
 - 
9

Substitutes

1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
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33
Dan Gargan
Defender
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2
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-
Jaime Alas
Midfielder
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11
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-
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14
Adam Jahn
Striker
86′
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Substitutes

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-
Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
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14
D. Calderón
Midfielder
 - 
-
G. Mera
Defender
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2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
85′
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-
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-
J. Castrillón
Midfielder
53′
 - 
55

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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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Seattle Sounders
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Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
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NY Red Bulls
4 1