The San Jose Earthquakes had one of their most impressive weeks in club history during their two-game road trip to Kansas City and D.C., despite missing two of their three Designated Players.
Traveling to Sporting Park on Wednesday, the Quakes earned their first win in Kansas City since 2004 and handed SKC a 5-0 loss, their first home defeat of the season. Forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Cordell Cato each tallied a brace, while midfielder Shea Salinas notched two assists. Wondolowski surpassed 10 goals on the season and became the first player in MLS history to score 10+ goals in six straight seasons. Midfielder Anibal Godoy also scored in the match, marking his first career MLS goal.
The Earthquakes then traveled to RFK Stadium and defeated D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday night, winning their second straight game on the road and recording their third shutout in a row. Wondolowski scored the club’s first goal in the fourth minute and Salinas later added a second. Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham recorded his ninth shutout of the season.
For their contributions to the team’s success, Salinas, Godoy and forward Quincy Amarikwa were all named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 25), while head coach Dominic Kinnear was named Coach of the Week. The Quakes also had three players – Wondolowski, Cato and defender Clarence Goodson – named to the Team of the Week’s ‘Bench’ as honorable mentions.