Clarence Goodson helps Earthquakes beat Rapids, snap six-game skid

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Clarence Goodson scored on a header early in the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes ended a six-game winless streak with a 1–0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Friday night.

Quincy Amarikwa chipped the ball high on net in the 53rd minute, with Goodson getting his head on it from point-blank range and putting it in the upper corner for his second goal of the season.

San Jose (8-10-5) has 29 points and is three points behind Seattle for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Just a minute earlier Colorado's Dillon Powers put a header off the post. The Rapids (5-9-9), who lost their third straight, are last in the West with 24 points.

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Amarikwa, who had scored in the previous four games, had the only good chance in the first half but was robbed by the quick hands of Clint Irwin.

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