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Wondolowski scores 2 late goals, Earthquakes top RSL 2-1

Chris Wondolowski scored twice in a four-minute span and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.

San Jose (3-1-0) won for the first time at Rio Tinto Stadium since 2013, going 1-3-3. Salt Lake (2-1-0) was looking for its first three-game winning streak to begin a season since 2011.

Wondolowski tied it in the 83rd minute by tapping in a rebound after David Ochoa got a hand on Carlos Fierro's shot. Fierro's cross in the 87th found the head of Wondolowski to win it.

Real Salt Lake forward Justin Meram (9) and San Jose Earthquakes defender Tommy Thompson (22) chase the ball during an MLS soccer match Friday, May 7, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (Annie BarkerThe Deseret News via AP)

Wondolowski has 12 career goals against RSL — his most against any MLS opponent.

Rubio Rubín opened the scoring in the 43rd by settling a glancing header with his chest and, with his back to the goal, sending a bicycle kick past the outstretched arm of goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski.

Justin Meram had a shot from distance hit the crossbar in the 17th minute for RSL.

Real Salt Lake defender Donny Toia (4) fights for the ball with San Jose Earthquake midfielder Cristian Espinoza (10) during an MLS soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 7, 2021. (Annie BarkerThe Deseret News via AP)

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