Espinoza, Earthquakes beat LAFC 3-2 to clinch playoff berth


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Espinoza scored a aim and assisted on one other by Chris Wondolowski, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Los Angeles FC 3-2 on Wednesday evening to clinch a playoff berth.

Wondolowski, whose 166 profession objectives are essentially the most in MLS historical past, scored on a volley within the thirty seventh minute to present the Earthquakes a 2-1 lead. Espinoza lobbed an entry from the left aspect to the far put up the place Wondolowski tapped it dwelling.

San Jose (8-8-6) performed a person down after Jackson Yueill was proven a second yellow card within the 61st minute.

LAFC (9-8-4) had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped.

Latif Blessing scored within the twenty third minute to present LAFC a 1-0 lead however an personal aim by Eduard Atuesta tied it about 5 minutes later.

Espinoza took a cross from Shea Salinas and whipped in a side-netter to present San Jose a 3-1 lead. Salinas moved previous Ronaldo Cerritos to change into the Earthquakes’ profession chief with 49 assists.

Diego Rossi capped the scoring in stoppage time along with his MLS-leading 14th aim of the season.

The match was initially slated for Nov. 1, however was rescheduled after three LAFC gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19.


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