- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

SAN JOSE, California (AP) - Chris Wondolowski and Quincy Amarikwa each scored goals as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday, handing the defending MLS Cup champions their first loss since October last year and snapping a 10-game unbeaten streak.

Wondolowski scored the 111th goal of his career, leaving him just three behind Ante Razov for fourth on the all-time MLS scoring list, when he redirected Anibal Godoy’s cross into the net after 30 minutes.

Amarikwa doubled the lead with a spectacular stroke in first-half stoppage time.

Starting from inside his own half, Amarikwa outsprinted three Portland defenders down the right side of the field before launching an angled chip kick from 35 yards out that floated over the outstretched arms of Portland’s Ghanaian goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey and into the net.

“Once I made contact with it, I knew I hit it how I wanted to it,” Amarikwa was quoted as saying on MLS.com. “So I thought it was in unless the keeper could move his feet well enough to get a touch to it.”



Jack McInerney scored a consolation goal for the Timbers in the 89th winner as San Jose held on to make it two straight wins this season.

Spanish World Cup winner David Villa scored twice in four minutes in New York City’s 2-2 draw with Toronto at Yankee Stadium.

The 34-year-old converted from the penalty spot in the 24th minute after Tommy McNamara was brought down in the box then added a second shortly after following a goalmouth scramble.

Toronto pulled one back in first-half stoppage time when Damien Perquis deflected a free kick from Italian international Sebastian Giovinco, who scored the equalizer with a fine solo effort midway through the second half.

“When we’re up 2-0 we weren’t looking for the tie. We were looking for the win,” Villa said. “We would have liked it to end in a different way but we’re not disappointed in how it ended.”

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