Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 10/10/13
On a night when the San Jose Earthquakes had no choice but to win, the franchises’ all-time leading scorer came through in the clutch. San Jose pulled out a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids thanks to a 69th minute strike from Chris Wondolowski. “They’re huge,” Head coach Mark Watson said of the three points his team collected. “That was probably a must-win game for us. I don’t think you go in with that as your main thought, but you know that needs to be the result you come out with.” It was exactly the result the Earthquakes got, and now the squad’s record stands at 13-11-8. With three games left in the MLS regular season, the Earthquakes are just one point off the fifth and final playoff spot As noted by Watson, the team had a number of opportunities early on to open up an advantage: I thought we had four or five really good chances to score.” Watson said. “So, all credit to our guys for their perseverance to keep plugging away, and keep going at them and keep getting opportunities...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Curt Schilling suspended by ESPN for rest of MLB season

Report: Roger Goodell buyout would cost roughly $150 million

NFL suspends Denver's T.J. Ward for season opener

Report: ‘Highly unlikely’ Patriots attempt to recoup draft picks

Poll: Most players oppose Goodell's disciplinary power

Russell Wilson downplays struggling preseason offense

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dodgers call up top prospect Corey Seager

Redskins teammate says RG3 would be good fit with Eagles

Kraft calls Brady 'a classy person of the highest integrity'

Report: Owners didn't want NFL to appeal Brady ruling

Legal expert: Pats have case to recoup draft picks, $1M fine

Greg Hardy reportedly plans to appeal suspension

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker