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Earthquakes shut out by Los Angeles FC, fall to 0-4 on season

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Earthquakes shut out by Los Angeles FC, fall to 0-4 on season

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SAN JOSE -- Carlos Vela capped his first career MLS hat trick with a curling shot from distance and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Saturday.

Vela has six goals and three assists in five games this season.

LAFC (4-0-1) opened the scoring in the eighth minute by capitalizing on a goalkeeper mistake as Daniel Vega whiffed on a clearance attempt and Vela walked it into the back of the net in the eighth minute. Vela added a goal in first-half stoppage time by redirecting home a cross if front of the goal, and he had the goal of the match in the 66th.

Former San Jose defender Steven Beitashour got past the defense for a through ball in the 26th and poked it inside the far post for a 2-0 lead. Diego Rossi scored a relatively easy goal to cap the scoring in the 68th, and Tyler Miller kept his first clean sheet of the season against San Jose (0-4-0).

Chris Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan's MLS record for career goals

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Chris Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan's MLS record for career goals

There's a new MLS goals king, and his name is Chris Wondolowski.

The San Jose Earthquakes star scored his 146th career goal Saturday, passing Landon Donovan for the league's all-time record, in a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Wondolowski reached the mark in 338 MLS appearances, two fewer than Donovan's 340.

Wondolowski tapped in the record-breaking goal with his left foot as the Fire's goalie dropped the ball, and the Earthquakes took a 2-0 lead in the 48th minute.

The record came on Wondolowski's second goal of the day and also his second of the season, but he wasn't done. He added goals in the 74th and 76th minutes, giving him four in the game and extending the record to 148.

Donovan sent his congratulations to Wondolowski shortly after the game.

Wondolowski tied Donovan's mark of 145 career goals in the 21st minute to give the Earthquakes a 1-0 lead over the Fire.

Wondolowski, a Danville, Calif., native, starred at Chico State before San Jose selected him No. 41 overall in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft. He was named MLS MVP in 2012, and is a four-time All-Star. 

Wondolowski also has appeared in 35 games for Team USA and scored 11 goals.

Cristian Espinoza scores first MLS goal in Quakes' loss to Red Bulls

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Cristian Espinoza scores first MLS goal in Quakes' loss to Red Bulls

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HARRISON, N.J. -- Alex Muyl scored a pair of second-half goals on Saturday and the New York Red Bulls rallied after an early deficit for a 4-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Muyl tied it for the Red Bulls (1-0-1) on a close-range shot in the 51st minute and made it 2-1 with a volley off a defensive deflection in the 71st minute.

Bradley Wright-Phillips added a third goal for New York in the 85th minute and Daniel Royer capped the scoring in the 89th.

Cristian Espinoza opened the scoring in the fifth minute for San Jose (0-3-0) with his first MLS goal.

Matias Almeyda, who joined San Jose in the offseason after leading C.D. Guadalajara to a CONCACAF Champions League title in 2018, is still looking for his first point as coach of the Earthquakes.