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Wondolowski heads ’Quakes past Kansas City 1-0

August 19, 2013

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored for the third time in as many matches as the San Jose Earthquakes beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

Wondolowski and the Earthquakes broke through in the 55th minute against one of the MLS’ tightest defenses. Steven Beitashour delivered a cross off a deflected ball on the right wing and Wondolowski darted behind Sporting’s back line to reach the looping pass and head it inside the near post from 12 yards (meters) out for his eighth goal.

San Jose kept alive its faint playoff hopes with the victory, moving into a share of seventh place in the Western Conference with FC Dallas on 33 points.

Sporting Kansas City retained its share of the Eastern Conference top spot.

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