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MLS roundup: Chris Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes to victory over Sounders

Published September 22, 2012 11:04 pm

MLS • Dawkins also scores on the road to make San Jose 3-0 against Seattle this season.
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Seattle • Chris Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading 22nd goal, and his 10th game-winner — to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

Simon Dawkins scored his eighth goal of the season in the second minute for the Earthquakes (18-6-6), who won all three matchups against Seattle this season, including two on the road.

Steve Zakuani tied the score for the Sounders (13-7-9) in the 14th minute with his first goal since returning to action in early July after a year-long recovery from a broken leg.

Wondolowski then got the winner in the 30th minute, converting after a corner kick was settled by Victor Bernardez, who passed it into the 6-yard box for Wondolowski's easy tap-in past goalkeeper Michael Gspurning.

Galaxy 4, Toronto FC 2 • Juninho had two spectacular first-half goals and Robbie Keane also scored twice in Carson, Calif., as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Toronto FC 4-2 to clinch a playoff spot.

The Galaxy (15-11-4) won its fourth consecutive match, though its shutout streak ended at five matches — including two in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Terry Dunfield and Luis Silva scored for Toronto (5-18-7), which lost for just the third time in 12 games.

Revolution 1, Red Bulls 1 • Darrius Barnes scored his first career goal five minutes into stoppage time to give New England a 1-1 draw against New York in Foxborough, Mass.

The Revolution (7-15-8) have just one win in 13 matches (1-8-4) since beating New York 2-0 on July 8.

Barnes' tying goal came shortly after Loel Lindpere put the Red Bulls (14-8-8) ahead in the first minute of stoppage time.

Sporting KC 0, Impact 0 • Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen punched away Matteo Ferrari's header in added time as Montreal struggled to a 0-0 draw at home to keep the Impact in the MLS playoff hunt.

Montreal picked up its first point in three games since ending its team-record five-game winning streak.

Montreal goalkeeper Troy Perkins made a point-blank stop on Kei Kamara 14 minutes into the game.

Fire 2, Crew 1 • Chris Rolfe scored two goals in a little more than 3 minutes in the first half to lead Chicago to a 2-1 victory over Columbus.

Chicago (16-8-5) won its fourth straight and seventh in the last eight to move two points behind first-place Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference. —

MLS standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Sporting KC 16 7 7 55 37 25

Chicago 16 8 5 53 42 34

New York 14 8 8 50 50 43

D.C. 14 10 5 47 46 39

Houston 12 7 10 46 41 34

Columbus 13 11 6 45 36 37

Montreal 12 15 4 40 44 49

New England 7 15 8 29 37 41

Philadelphia 7 14 6 27 26 32

Toronto FC 5 18 7 22 34 55

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

x-San Jose 18 6 6 60 62 36

x- Los Angeles 15 11 4 49 54 42

x- Real Salt Lake 15 11 4 49 40 34

Seattle 13 7 9 48 45 31

Vancouver 10 12 7 37 29 38

FC Dallas 9 12 9 36 35 38

Colorado 9 18 2 29 36 43

Portland 7 15 8 29 31 51

Chivas USA 7 14 7 28 21 44

x- clinched playoff berth

Thursday's Games

D.C. United 1, Philadelphia 0

Saturday's Games

Montreal 0, Sporting Kansas City 0

New England 1, New York 1

Real Salt Lake 2, Portland 1

Chicago 2, Columbus 1

San Jose 2, Seattle FC 1

Los Angeles 4, Toronto FC 2