Earthquakes score season-high 5 goals, beat Sporting KC
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Cordell Cato and Chris Wondolowski each scored two goals and the San Jose Earthquakes cruised past Sporting Kansas City 5-0 on Wednesday night.
Cato opened the scoring at the 2:20 mark of the first half. Shea Salinas raced down the left sideline and fed a trailing Cato for an easy tap-in. Wondolowski's penalty kick in the 17th minute made it 2-0. Quincy Amarikwa earned the penalty after being pushed down in the box by Chance Myers.
Anibal Godoy scored the third goal for San Jose (9-10-5) in the 27th. Amarikwa's clever back-heel pass near the midfield circle set up Godoy's breakaway. Godoy cut back his defender in the box and beat goalkeeper Tim Melia for his first goal in an Earthquakes uniform.
In the second half, Cato flicked in Salinas' assist in the 58th and three minutes later, Wondolowski headed in his 100th goal with the Earthquakes.
Wondolowski moved into a tie with Dwayne De Rosario for sixth place on MLS's career scoring list. He also became the first player in MLS history to score 10 or more goals in six consecutive seasons.
Krisztian Nemeth had the best scoring chance for Kansas City (11-5-7) in the 59th minute when his deflected shot hit off the post.