MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Buck Shaw Stadium, California

Referee: Ricardo Salazar

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San Jose

  • Chris Wondolowski 54' PEN
  • Chris Wondolowski 59'
  • Chris Wondolowski 70'

3 - 0

FT

Wondolowski's hat trick lifts Earthquakes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski scored a

second-half hat trick to establish a single-season franchise

record for goals and lead the Earthquakes to a 3-0 victory

against visiting Chivas USA on Wednesday night.

It was the second hat trick this season for Wondolowski, who

moved into a tie for the league-lead with Los Angeles' Edson

Buddle at 17 goals.

Wondolowski passed Ronald Cerritos' team mark of 15 goals, set

in 1999. He now has San Jose's last nine goals, matching the

league record set by the Galaxy's Carlos Ruiz from August 2002

to April 2003.

It was the first time San Jose beat Chivas USA since being

reestablished in 2008. The Earthquakes had gone 0-4-2 against

Chivas before Wednesday.

Wondolowski drew a penalty kick in the 55th minute and converted

by going low and to the right of rookie goalkeeper Kevin Guppy,

who was making his MLS debut. Wondolowski struck four minutes

later from 13 yards out, taking a pass from Eduardo and again

going low to Guppy's right. He finished the hat trick off in the

72nd minute, carefully tucking a volley of Ryan Johnson's cross

inside the far post from 8 yards out.

San Jose, in the middle of a fatiguing stretch of three matches

in eight days, benched eight of its regular starters for the

contest, including Wondolowski. But forward Cornell Glen

strained his left hamstring in the 40th minute, and had to come

off, prompting coach Frank Yallop to insert Wondolowski.