Chris Wondolowski scored on a penalty kick in the first half, and Alan Gordon added a goal in the second to lead the San Jose Earthquakes over Chivas USA, 2-0, on Saturday night in Carson, Calif.
With the win, San Jose (17-6-5) extended its Western Conference lead over Seattle, which battled Portland to a 1-1 draw, to eight points, while Chivas (7-13-7) is now tied with the Timbers for fewest points in the conference.
Chivas coach Robin Fraser was ejected after the first half ended for arguing with a referee.
San Jose opened the scoring after a delayed penalty kick call. Gordon lay on the ground inside the penalty area for several moments while his teammates continued the attack. After play was stopped in the 19th minute, San Jose was awarded a penalty kick and Wondolowski converted.
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Gordon scored in the 49th off a pass from Wondolowski, who finished the night with 19 goals and seven assists on the season — both career highs.
At Fire 3, Impact 1: Alex and midfielder Alvaro Fernandez each scored in the second half to lead the Chicago (15-8-5) to a comeback win over Montreal (12-15-3).
Montreal dropped its second straight after winning five in a row.
At Red Bulls 3, Crew 1: Thierry Henry scored two goals and added an assist to help New York (14-7-7) remain the only undefeated club at home – 10-0-3 – with the victory over Columbus (12-10-6).
New York scored twice in the final 12 minutes to secure the win, including Dax McCarty’s go-ahead goal in the 79th off a corner kick.
At D.C. United 2, Revolution 1: Substitute Lewis Neal scored his first MLS goal in the 63rd minute, and D.C. United (13-10-5) persevered in its first game without captain Dwayne De Rosario to beat New England (7-15-7).
The win moved United back into playoff position in the East, overtaking Columbus for fifth place.
At FC Dallas 1, Whitecaps 0: Julian De Guzman scored in stoppage time as FC Dallas (9-12-9) now trails Vancouver (10-12-7) by one point with the two clubs battling for the final playoff spot in the West.
Vancouver has played one fewer game this season than FC Dallas, which won the season series 2-0-1.
Union 1, at Toronto FC 1: Sheanon Williams scored in the 85th minute to lift Philadelphia to a draw with Toronto FC.
Eric Hassli put Toronto (5-17-7), vying for its first MLS win in nearly two months, ahead with a goal in the 58th minute. Williams tied it 27 minutes later for Philadelphia (7-13-6).