With a record of 13-10-5, a two-point gap lies between the Quakes and second place. The Earthquakes are now 13-6-5 since the start of April with a +17 goal-differential and currently sit in fourth place.
The Quakes extended their unbeaten streak at home to 12 matches (10-0-2). It marks their longest such streak since 2013 (16; 11-0-5).
Collecting Clean Sheets
The Earthquakes recorded their seventh shutout of the season, five of which were recorded at Avaya Stadium.
The First Time
The Earthquakes earned their first-ever victory over Orlando City SC, who entered MLS as an expansion team in 2015. San Jose is now 1-1-3 all-time against Orlando in regular season play, including a 1-0-2 record at home.
Midfielder Magnus Eriksson tallied his sixth goal of the season, tying his MLS career high from 2018. It marked the 12th goal of his MLS career. Eriksson ranks third among his teammates in goals with six and second in assists with eight.
Forward Chris Wondolowski tallied his team-leading 12th and 13th goals of the season, extending his all-time MLS scoring record to 157. Wondolowski’s brace marked his 23rd career multi-goal game, moving him into sole possession of second place among all players in MLS history. His 13 goals this season lead MLS among all American-born players.
Midfielder Cristian Espinoza was credited was the assist on Wondolowski’s second goal. Espinoza is now at 12 assists since joining MLS in January. He is just the sixth Quakes player with 12+ assists in a single season and the first since Marvin Chavez in 2012 (13).
New Career High
Midfielder Jackson Yueill was credited was the assist on Eriksson’s goal. It marked Yueill’s fourth assist of the season, setting a new MLS single-season career high, and eighth of his MLS career.
Midfielder Vako was credited with the assist on Wondolowski’s first goal. Vako is now at four assists this season and 11 for his MLS career.
Visiting the Beehive State
The Earthquakes are unbeaten in three consecutive matches against Real Salt Lake after defeating the Utah side 1-0 in July. San Jose now hold a record winning record of 11-10-11 in all-time regular season matches against the Utah side. The Quakes are 3-5-7 when playing at Rio Tinto Stadium.