Shea Salinas goal lifts Earthquakes over Galaxy in MLS play

Saturday August 29th, 2015

SAN JOSE, California (AP)—San Jose's Shea Salinas headed the game's sole goal in the first half as the Earthquakes beat 10-man Los Angeles 1–0 on Friday, costing the Galaxy a chance to extend their lead in Major League Soccer's Western Conference.

Quincy Amarikwa headed a cross that was blocked by goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, but Salinas pounced on the rebound for an easy finish to give San Jose a fourth straight win.

Leonardo was shown a red card in the 47th minute after taking down Amarikwa on a goal-scoring opportunity.

Vancouver can overtake the Galaxy and go top of the Western Conference if it wins at Houston on Saturday.

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