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Earthquakes break out of slump in big way
by Paul Kennedy, July 24th, 2014 12:52AM

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[MLS: Week 20] The San Jose Earthquakes snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire. The five goals were more than the Quakes had scored in their previous six games. Portuguese international winger Yannick Djalo had a goal and three assists, while Chris Wondolowski and Cordell Cato both had a goal and an assist.

The game marked the return to Buck Shaw Stadium of former San Jose coach Frank Yallop. The Quakes had a different look for Yallop's days in charge of the Quakes as neither Bash Brother, Stephen Lenhart or Alan Gordon, dressed. Lenhart was unavailable with a knee injury.

The Quakes came into the game with MLS's worst offense but scored five goals in a span of 39 minutes, beginning with Shea Salinas' blast from the left wing seconds before the end of the first half.



MLS WEEK 20: Results:
Wednesday, July 23
San Jose 4 Chicago 1.
SJ: Shea Salinas (Yannick Djalo) 45
SJ: Atiba Harris 52
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (Yannick Djalo) 62
CHI: Grant Ward (Matt Watson) 75
SJ: Yannick Djalo (Cordell Cato) 79
SJ: Cordell Cato (Chris Wondolowski, Yannick Djalo) 84



MLS WEEK 20: Schedule:
Thursday, July 24
10 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Montreal, UDN
Friday, July 25
9:30 pm ET
Colorado vs. Chivas USA
Saturday, July 26
7 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Sporting KC
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Columbus
Sunday, July 27
5 pm ET
Vancouver vs. FC Dallas
8 pm ET
Montreal vs. Portland, UDN

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
35 Sporting KC 10-5-5 29/18
34 D.C. United 10-5-4 29/20
26 Toronto FC 7-5-5 26/23
24 New York 5-6-9 32/31
23 New England 7-10-2 24/31
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23 Philadelphia 5-8-8 33/35
23 Columbus 5-7-8 23/26
20 Chicago 3-5-11 27/33
19 Houston 5-11-4 22/40
14 Montreal 3-10-5 18/31

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
38 Seattle 12-4-2 35/24
29 FC Dallas 8-7-5 32/29
29 Real Salt Lake 7-4-8 28/25
27 LA Galaxy 7-4-6 26/16
27 Colorado 7-6-6 28/24
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27 Vancouver 6-4-9 29/27
24 Portland 5-6-9 32/33
23 Chivas USA 6-8-5 21/30
20 San Jose 5-8-5 22/20
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
17 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
14 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
14 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
11 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
10 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
9 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
8 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
8 Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
8 Joao Plata, Real Salt Lake
7 Will Bruin, Houston
7 Deshorn Brown, Colorado
7 Maximiliano Urruti, Portland
7 Jack McInerney, Montreal
7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United

MLS WEEK 21: Schedule:
Monday, July 28
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Wednesday, July 30
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Toronto FC, MLS LIVE
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Colorado, MLS LIVE
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Vancouver
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. New York, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Friday, August 1
8 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia, NBCSN
Saturday, August 2
2:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland, NBC
5 pm ET
Montreal vs. Toronto FC
7 pm ET
New York vs. New England
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Columbus
9 pm ET
Colorado vs. Real Salt Lake
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Seattle, NBCSN
Sunday, August 3
8 pm ET
Houston vs. D.C. United, UDN
10 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas

MLS WEEK 22: Schedule:
Wednesday, August 6  
9:30 pm ET
MLS All-Stars vs. Bayern Munich, ESPN2, UniMas
Friday, August 8   
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose, NBCSN
Saturday, August 9
7 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Montreal
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. Toronto FC
9 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Colorado
10 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United
10:30 pm ET
Portland vs. Chivas USA
Sunday, August 10
8 pm ET
Chicago vs. New York, UDN
Vancouver vs. Sporting KC
10:30 pm ET
Seattle vs. Houston, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS WEEK 23: Schedule:
Friday, August 15
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Philadelphia, NBCSN
Saturday, August 16
2:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle, NBCSN
6:30 pm ET
Montreal vs. Chicago
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. LA Galaxy
New England vs. Portland
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Vancouver
San Jose vs. FC Dallas
Sunday, August 17
8 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Colorado, UDN



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