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September 22, 2012 10:38 PM EDT
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Seattle Sounders 1-2 San Jose Earthquakes: Quakes take huge road win

A big showdown in the Western Conference ended with San Jose taking all three points off of Seattle.

Christian Tiffert; Simon Dawkins; San Jose Earthquakes - Seattle Sounders
Otto Greule Jr
A battle of heavyweights in the Western Conference ended with the San Jose Earthquakes taking a 2-1 road win over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

Simon Dawkins got the match off to a flying start with a stunning strike just 90 seconds in, cutting in on his right foot and pounding the ball into the net from 25 yards out.

Steve Zakuani got his first goal in 17 months to pull the match back level. Samuel Ochoa set the table for the recovered star to net, slipping a ball across the face of goal for the easiest of finishes.

As has been the case all season, San Jose got a goal from Chris Wondolowski to make the difference. Victor Bernardez fired a cross back into the mix after a partial clearance, and Wondo's touch was enough to redirect it home for his 22nd of the season.

With Wondolowski's strike coming before the 30 minutes mark, it seemed highly likely that there were more goals to be had, but the two defenses stiffened up and the goals from the first half would prove to be decisive.

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Seattle Sounders FC

81
Michael Gspurning
Goalkeeper
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12
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2
Jeff Parke
Defender
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6
Patrick Ianni
Defender
49′
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5
Adam Johansson
Defender
81′
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7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
14′ 71′
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8
Christian Tiffert
Midfielder
79′
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3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
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6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
90′
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26
S. Ochoa
Striker
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17
Fredy Montero
Striker
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San Jose Earthquakes

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18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
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2
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21
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5
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33
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4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
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14
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Rafael Baca
Midfielder
88′
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6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
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-
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24
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8

Substitutes

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Andrew Weber
Goalkeeper
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4
Marc Burch
Defender
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20
Zach Scott
Defender
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34
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7
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5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
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16
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Substitutes

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1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
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-
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24
Jed Zayner
Defender
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3
Ike Opara
Defender
88′
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5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
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9
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16

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