SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Chris Wondolowski scored his second MLS Central Coast Challenge game winner in as many years, striking in the 69th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 result over the Colorado Rapids Friday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Wondolowski teed up a shot from the top of the box and blasted it by Stewart Ceus. Khari Stephenson scored San Jose’s first goal in the 32nd minute, nodding home a corner kick from Marvin Chavez.
San Jose came from behind to pick up their second-straight preseason win in San Luis Obispo. Jaime Castrillon struck first for the Rapids, finishing a pass over the top from Jefferson Angulo in the 13th minute.
The Earthquakes are 4-0-1 all time at Spanos Stadium.
The squad will head to Ventura, Calif. to complete a 10-day Southern California swing on Saturday. The trip includes matches against the Houston Dynamo (Feb. 14) and Chicago Fire (Feb. 18) at Oxnard Community College.
Colorado Rapids 1-2 San Jose Earthquakes
Alex G. Spanos Stadium – San Luis Obispo, Calif.
February 10, 2012 – Attendance: 2,422
Scoring Summary: COL – Jaime Castrillón (Jefferson Angulo) 13; SJ – Khari Stephenson (Marvin Chavez) 32; SJ – Chris Wondolowski (unassisted) 69.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Sam Cronin (caution) 35; COL – Luis Zapata (caution) 36.
Rapids Lineup: Matt Pickens (Steward Ceus 62), Luis Zapata, Tyrone Marshall (Scott Palguta 74), Marvell Wynne (Eddie Ababio 84), Kosuke Kimura (Hunter Freeman 78), Jeff Larentowicz, Pablo Mastroeni (Quincy Amarikwa 66), Jaime Castrillón (Kohei Yamada 81), Jefferson Angulo (Wells Thompson 46), Omar Cummings (Andre Akpan 79), Brian Mullan (Tony Cascio 68).
San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara (Justin Morrow 55), Victor Bernardez (Taylor Mueller 77), Ramiro Corrales (Josh Suggs 78), Marvin Chavez (Brad Ring 74), Shea Salinas (Ellis McLoughlin 74), Khari Stephenson (Sam Garza 63), Sam Cronin (Jean-Marc Alexandre 63), Rafael Baca (James Kiffe 84), Chris Wondolowski (Lyle Martin 80).