Earthquakes draw 2-2 with Galaxy in MLS


SANTA CLARA, California (AP) -Chris Wondolowski scored his Major League Soccer-leading 26th goal as the San Jose Earthquakes came back twice in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.

Wondolowski's diving header in the 73rd minute off Marvin Chavez's corner put him one goal behind Roy Lassiter's MLS season record with one game left.

Robbie Keane scored his 12th goal in 15 games, and Edson Buddle, making his first start since May 26, nodded in his third of the season to stake the Galaxy to a pair of second-half leads.

But Marvin Chavez curled a beautiful free kick, and Wondolowski finally broke through after hitting the post twice in successive minutes earlier in the second half.

The Galaxy are virtually assured of finishing fourth in the Western Conference, and thus having to play an extra postseason match.

Portland's Jack Jewsbury scored in the 39th minute as the Timbers beat Vancouver 1-0 to spoil the Whitecaps' bid to clinch a playoff spot in front of their home fans.

The Whitecaps ended up securing a playoff spots hours later when Seattle beat Dallas.

Steven Smith started the scoring play from the left, sending a rolling cross to Franck Songo'o near the top of the box. Songo'o tapped the ball back to Jewsbury and he quickly fired his shot home.

At Seattle, Brad Evans scored twice to lead the Seattle Sounders past FC Dallas 3-1.

The Sounders, who had already clinched their fourth straight MLS playoff berth, climbed into a share of second-place with Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference. Both teams have one game remaining.

The loss eliminated FC Dallas from playoff contention, securing the fifth and final spot in the West for Vancouver.

The Sounders did not have head coach Sigi Schmid on the sideline. He was serving a one-game suspension after making comments critical of the officiating Wednesday night after a 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake. Assistant coach Brian Schmetzer ran the team.

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