Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Simon Dawkins and Chris Wondolowski scored
in stoppage time as the San Jose Earthquakes defeated nine-man Real Salt Lake,
3-1, on Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium in Major League Soccer.
San Jose won for the fourth time during a five-game unbeaten streak, and moved
ahead of Real Salt Lake for first place in the Western Conference.
Real (5-3-0), which had Fabian Espindola and Jamison Olave shown straight red
cards, used a second-half goal from Kyle Beckerman to erase a first-half goal
from Khari Stephenson, but could not hold up through stoppage time.
Dawkins notched the game-winner for San Jose (5-1-1) when he turned a pass from
Steven Beitashour, who also assisted on the first Earthquakes' goal, past Real
goalie Nick Rimando.
Wondolowski followed with his eighth goal of the season, which leads MLS, as
the Earthquakes finished off short-handed RSL.
Real, which has lost two straight, can regain the top spot in the West when it
hosts FC Dallas on Wednesday. San Jose visits the Philadelphia Union on April
28, when RSL also hosts Toronto FC to cap a two-game week.