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Alashe, Wondolowski Score in Earthquakes 2-0 Win Over New York Red Bulls

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Wednesday night behind goals from midfielder Fatai Alashe and forward Chris Wondolowski. The victory extended San Jose’s unbeaten streak at Avaya Stadium to nine games, dating back to last season.

San Jose nearly broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute. After Red Bulls midfielder Felipe slipped near half-field, Wondolowski broke away and set up a one-on-one with Robles, but narrowly sent his shot wide left.

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Seven minutes later, the Quakes were able to snatch the lead. Midfielder Matias Perez Garcia touched a pass to Alashe at the edge of the penalty area and his deflected shot snuck past Robles at the far post.

New York nearly equalized to start the second half. In the 47th minute, halftime-substitute Bradley Wright-Phillips took a quick left-footed shot from the center of the box. Goalkeeper David Bingham fully extended to his left to make the save.

The Quakes doubled their advantage in the 55th minute. Shea Salinas sent a pinpoint cross from the left flank to Wondolowski, who headed it past Robles. Wondolowski, the league’s current leading scorer with five goals this season, drew level with Ante Razov for the fourth most career goals (114) in MLS history.

San Jose hits the road to face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday, April 16. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on CSN Plus, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF.

Notes:

  • San Jose is now 17-11-9 against the New York Red Bulls all-time, including a 13-2-3 record at home.
  • The Earthquakes are the first team in MLS to win three matches at home this season (3-0-1).
  • Chris Wondolowski scored his fifth goal of the season and the 114th of his career, tying him with Ante Razov for the fourth most goals in MLS history.
  • Wondolowski has scored in five of the Earthquakes first six games of the season for the second time in his career (2012).
  • Wondolowski currently leads Major League Soccer with five goals this season.
  • Shea Salinas recorded his second assist of the season, 38th of his career. He has now tallied assists in two of the last three games.
  • David Bingham made five saves to register his second clean sheet of the season and 14th of his career.
  • The Earthquakes have now scored first in four of the six games so far this season, tallying an undefeated 3-0-1 record in those contests.
  • Fatai Alashe scored his first goal of the season, third of his career and first since September 12, 2015. It also marked his first career game-winning goal.
  • Alashe is the fifth Earthquakes player to find the net this season.
  • Marias Perez Garcia recorded his first assist of the season, fourth of his career and first since September 12, 2015.
  • San Jose now has eight different players with an assist this season.
  • The Quakes have scored at least one goal in 19 consecutive matches dating back to last season, the longest active streak in MLS.
  • The Earthquakes have now allowed one-or-fewer goals in nine consecutive games at Avaya Stadium.
  • The Earthquakes have sold out each of the 21 regular season contests at Avaya Stadium since its inaugural season in 2015.

MLS Regular Season                         

San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 New York Red Bulls

April 13, 2016 – Avaya Stadium

Attendance: 18,000

Scoring Summary: SJ – Fatai Alashe (Matias Perez Garcia) 40; SJ – Chris Wondolowski (Shea Salinas) 55.

Misconduct Summary: SJ – Matias Perez Garcia (caution) 45; NYRB – Sacha Kljestan (caution) 62.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: David Bingham; Marvell Wynne, Victor Bernardez, Andres Imperiale, Shaun Francis; Matias Perez Garcia (Alberto Quintero 70), Fatai Alashe, Tommy Thompson (Simon Dawkins 76), Shea Salinas; Chris Wondolowski, Quincy Amarikwa (Adam Jahn 86).

SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; SAVES: 5; FOULS: 9; CORNER KICKS: 1; OFFSIDES: 2.

NEW YORK RED BULLS: Luis Robles; Sal Zizzo, Kemar Lawrence, Karl Ouimette, Connor Lade; Lloyd Sam, Felipe, Tyler Adams (Sacha Kljestan 46), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Bradley Wright-Phillips 46), Sean Davis; Anatole Abang (Mike Grella 61)

SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 15; CORNER KICKS: 3; OFFSIDES: 1.