Earthquakes hand Whitecaps first loss of season

Earthquakes hand Whitecaps first loss of season

MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Earthquakes hand Whitecaps first loss of season


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The Vancouver Whitecaps made history by being the MLS team with the longest start to a season without conceding a goal, and then they proceeded to give up three in a short span.

Led by a brace from Chris Wondolowski, the San Jose Earthquakes scored three times in 11 minutes to defeat the Whitecaps, 3-1, at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday evening. The result marked Vancouver's first defeat of the year, and improved San Jose to 4-1 on the season.

The Whitecaps opened the scoring in the game through a strike from Sebastien Le Toux four minutes after halftime. The visitors then broke the MLS record for most minutes to start a season without surrendering a goal, but that was short lived as San Jose responded soon after.

Wondolowski scored his fifth goal of the season off a throw in from Ramiro Corrales in the 68th minute, and four minutes later Alan Gordon gave the Earthquakes the lead with a diving header. Wondolowski added an insurance goal when he got on the end of a free kick from Tressor Moreno 12 minutes from the death.

Here are the match highlights:


What do you think of the Earthquakes' win? Surprised by the Whitecaps' defensive miscues? How many goals do you expect Wondolowski to score this season?

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