Earthquakes rattle Revolution

Associated Press / April 18, 2010

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Rookie Ike Opara scored in his second consecutive match and Chris Wondolowski tallied his first goal of the season as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Revolution, 2-0, last night in Santa Clara, Calif.

Opara’s goal, headed home off a corner kick from Bobby Convey in the 72d minute, helped the Earthquakes (2-1-0) get above .500 for the first time since the franchise was re-established in 2008.

Preston Burpo turned aside a couple of close-range headers in the first half for the Revolution (2-2).

Ryan Johnson split two Revolution defenders with a perfect pass from inside the penalty box. Wondolowski, starting because three San Jose forwards were sidelined by hamstring problems, ran onto the ball and scored from point-blank range.

Sounders 1, Wizards 0 — Kasey Keller picked up his second shutout in four games and Michael Fucito scored in second-half stoppage time, giving host Seattle a victory over Kansas City.

Brad Evans took a throw-in from deep down the right sideline, sending it all the way to the right post.

Fucito, who had just subbed into the game late in the 85th minute, one-timed a shallow shot across the goalmouth and sent it into the left side of the net 1 minute 15 seconds into the four minutes of stoppage time.

The Sounders became the first team this season to score against the Wizards. Goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen had 270 shutout minutes to open the season before being beaten by Fucito.

Red Bulls 2, FC Dallas 1 — Juan Pablo Angel scored his first two goals of the season in the second half, the second on a penalty kick in the final minute of regulation, giving host New York a win.

The Red Bulls (3-1-0) remained unbeaten in their new $200 million home, Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, N.J. The team has won two in MLS action, while also capturing an international friendly with Santos of Brazil last month.

The Red Bulls won five games in 2009 and didn’t win their third match until September.

The game was played before 13,667 fans, far fewer than the 24,572 who came to the Bulls’ MLS debut in their home opener March 27 against Chicago.

The winning score was set up when FC Dallas defender Daniel Hernandez took down Sinisa Ubiparipovic in the penalty area. Angel, who missed a penalty kick in the 64th minute, converted his second chance.

Dynamo 3, Chivas USA 0 — Geoff Cameron, Lovel Palmer, and Dominic Oduro scored for host Houston.

The Dynamo got two saves from Pat Onstad and extended their home unbeaten streak against Chivas USA to eight games (6-0-2).

Fire 2, D.C. United 0 — Marco Pappa and Brian McBride scored late goals to give visiting Chicago its first win.

Pappa scored in the 79th minute, finishing high past goalkeeper Troy Perkins after McBride’s back-heel flick redirected Patrick Nyarko’s cross.

McBride scored 10 minutes later, heading a long ball from his goalkeeper, Andrew Dykstra, past Perkins and inside the near post to seal Chicago’s first win in Washington since May 2008.

Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 1 — Edson Buddle scored two goals to give Los Angeles a win over Real Salt Lake in Carson, Calif.

Buddle has seven goals in four games. The Galaxy (4-0-0) ended a six-game winless streak to Real Salt Lake (1-2-1) and are off to their best start since 1998.

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