Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes past Sounders, 2-1

Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes past Sounders, 2-1

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Simon Dawkins #10 of the San Jose Earthquakes is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 23 at 12:19 PM

SEATTLE  -- Chris Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading 22nd goal, and his 10th game-winner -- to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

Simon Dawkins scored his eighth goal of the season in the 2nd minute for the Earthquakes (18-6-6), who won all three matchups against Seattle this season, including two on the road.

Steve Zakuani tied the score for the Sounders (13-7-9) in the 14th minute with his first goal since returning to action in early July after a year-long recovery from a broken leg.

Wondolowski then got the winner in the 30th minute, converting after a corner kick was settled by Victor Bernardez, who passed it into the 6-yard box for Wondolowski's easy tap-in past goalkeeper Michael Gspurning.

No other player in the league has more than 14 goals.

 

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