Wondolowski ties scoring record against the Timbers
PORTLAND — Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Wondolowski scored in the 24th minute, matching the record set by Roy Lassiter of Tampa Bay in 1996. The 29-year-old forward booted a penalty kick into the lower left corner of the net after Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was whistled for taking out Steven Lenhart in a race to secure the ball.
San Jose (19-6-9) has already secured its second Supporters' Shield and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Earthquakes went undefeated in their last 10 matches and lead the league with 72 goals. They will face the winner of the Nov. 1 match between Los Angeles Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps in first round.
The Timbers (8-16-10) appeared to be going down to defeat in the cold, steady drizzle until Bright Dike scored his fifth goal in the 67th minute to tie the score and put some life into the Portland attack.
Dike's goal came as he followed his own errant shot, which had been deflected by San Jose keeper Jon Busch. The pace of the game quickened significantly as both teams pushed on offense, but neither team could manage a clear shot. San Jose outshot Portland 10-8 for the game.
United 1, Fire 1
At Bridgeview, Ill, Lionard Pajoy scored in the 50th minute, and Bill Hamid made eight saves to help United rally to tie Chicago.
The draw gave D.C. second place in the Eastern Conference.
Red Bulls 3, Union 0
At Chester, Pa., Kenny Cooper scored twice, and Thierry Henry added a goal for New York.
The Red Bulls (16-9-9) reached the playoffs for the third straight year, and the ninth time in 10 seasons. New York won all three matches this season against the Union (10-18-6), who lost their final three games and will miss the postseason for the second time in three years.
Revolution 1, Impact 0
At Montreal, A.J. Soares scored in the 89th minute to lift New England past Montreal.
Soares was inside the box to head Chris Tierney's free kick past the reach of goalkeeper Troy Perkins for an unsatisfying end to a game the Impact mostly dominated.
Whitescaps 0, Real Salt Lake 0
At Sandy, Utah, Real Salt Lake played to the scoreless draw with Vancouver and made a little bit of history along the way in the regular-season finale.
Rapids 2, Dynamo 0
At Commerce City, Colo., Kamani Hill and Andre Akpan scored to help Colorado beat playoff-bound Houston.