Wondolowski, Gordon lead Earthquakes over Chivas


CARSON, California (AP) -Chris Wondolowski kicked a penalty in the first half and Alan Gordon added a goal in the second to lead the San Jose Earthquakes over Chivas USA 2-0 on Saturday in Major League Soccer.

With the win, San Jose extended its Western Conference lead over Seattle to eight points, while Chivas joins Portland at the bottom of the conference.

San Jose opened the scoring after a delayed penalty ruling. Gordon lay on the ground inside the penalty area for several moments while his teammates continued the attack. After play was stopped in the 19th minute, San Jose was awarded a penalty and Wondolowski converted.

Gordon scored in the 49th off a pass from Wondolowski.

In other matches, the Seattle Sounders drew 1-1 at the Portland Timbers, the Chicago Fire downed the Montreal Impact 3-1, The New York Red Bulls beat the Columbus Crew 3-1, D.C. United defeated the New England Revolution 2-1, FC Dallas held the Vancouver Whitecaps to 1-0, and the Philadelphia Union held Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw.

Rodney Wallace headed in a corner kick in the 78th minute to give Portland the home win and stall Seattle's playoff push.

Freddy Montero scored in the 56th minute for the Sounders, whose unbeaten streak reached five games.

Alex and midfielder Alvaro Fernandez each scored in the second half to lead the Chicago to a comeback win over Montreal.

The win pulled the Fire within a point of Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City. Chicago has 50 points and third-place New York is right behind with 49.

Marco Di Vaio gave Montreal a 1-0 lead in the 20th. Sherjill MacDonald also scored for Chicago in the 34th.

Thierry Henry scored two goals and set up another to lead New York over Columbus.

New York scored twice in the final 12 minutes to secure the win, including Dax McCarty's goal in the 79th off a corner.

Milovan Mirosevic scored in the third minute for Columbus and Henry equalized six minutes later with his 12th of the season. Henry sealed the win in extra time.

Substitute Lewis Neal scored his first MLS goal in the 63rd minute as D.C. United persevered in its first game without captain Dwayne De Rosario to beat New England.

De Rosario is likely to miss the rest of the season with a sprained left knee,

Chris Pontius netted in the 32nd then set up Neal's left-footed strike. Kelyn Rowe scored in the 29th for the Revolution, who were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.

Sheanon Williams scored in the 85th minute to lift Philadelphia to a draw with Toronto FC after French striker Eric Hassli put Toronto ahead in the 58th.

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