The game in 200 words (or less): The San Jose Earthquakes continue to win without Matias Almeyda on the sideline. The Argentine coach is serving a three-game suspension issued by the league for a scuffle with officials following his team’s 4-0 loss against LAFC. Their latest victim? Orlando City, who registered lone shot on target against a San Jose team that bounced back after suffering three straight losses. Like in many instances before, it was Chris Wondolowski playing hero. The 36-year-old, who shows no signs of slowing down, scored two goals in the first half to put the game out reach for James O’Connor and Co. With the result, the Quakes surge to second place in the Western Conference, while Orlando, now four points behind Toronto, continue to see their playoffs fade before their eyes.
Three moments that mattered
3′ — Eriksson opens things up before fans get to their seats — Magnus Eriksson has, discreetly, put together a formidable season.
20′ — Wondolowski opens his account — Perfect through ball from Vako, better positioning and finish from Wondo.
33′ — Wondolowski records his double — Inside the box, there is very little one can do to tame Wondo. That’s 157 league goals for him now.
Man of the match: Chris Wondolowski
Goalscorers: Eriksson (3′), Wondolowski (20′), Wondolowski (33′)