SAN JOSE (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored in the opening seconds of the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes edged the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Sunday in an MLS season opener.
Wondolowski headed in his 110th MLS goal from the penalty spot past goaltender Zac MacMath off a cross from Alberto Quintero just 19 seconds into the second half. He is four goals shy of tying Ante Razov for fourth-most MLS career goals. Quintero joined the Quakes this season from Mexico’s Lobos BUAP.
In the 72nd minute, Wondolowski had another header from nearly the same spot but it was grabbed by a diving MacMath.
The Rapids outshot the Quakes 18-7 but San Jose goaltender David Bingham was solid with five saves.
Yellow cards were given to the Rapids’ Micheal Azira and Dillon Powers and to the Quakes’ Quintero and Anibal Godoy.
The Quakes ran their undefeated streak against Colorado to 13 games.