Sep 16, 2012, 11:42 AM EDT
San Jose is not doing its part to make the final six rounds of Major League Soccer regular season play very interesting.
We plan to have a word with coach Frank Yallop about that.
The Earthquakes could still collapse and make the Western Conference race and Supporters Shield chase something interesting – but does anybody really see that happening?
They keep dutifully taking care of business. Last night’s 2-0 win at Chivas USA is the latest evidence.
Chivas did enough in the run of play to press the visitors, but San Jose took their chances and made the most of a controversial penalty kick decision.
Speaking of that penalty kick: Chris Wondolowski put it away confidently and now has a comfortable chokehold on the league’s Golden Boot chase. That was his 19th goal of 2012, and it would take a big night of multiple goals from one of the pursuers to add any real pressure on the Earthquakes sniper.
Thierry Henry or Eddie Johnson (both on 13 goals) have the best chance at something like that, but it looks like an increasingly long shot.
Here are the highlights from last night’s win for the visitors at the Home Depot Center:
- Another EPL manager goes, as Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City 1
- Why MLS was so focused on New York as the 20th market 14
- It’s official: Manchester City and the Yankees will own and operate Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. 34
- Gareth Bale set to re-sign with Tottenham – But is it a good deal for the Welshman? 8
- Looking back at Week 6 of the NWSL season 2
- Bigger impact on U.S. soccer growth: David Beckham or Pele? (35)
- It’s official: Manchester City and the Yankees will own and operate Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. (34)
- Why MLS was so focused on New York as the 20th market (14)
- Portland ball kid correct to deny Mario de Luna (12)
- Notes from today’s big announcement on MLS, NYCFC the Yankees and the rest (12)
- Sharks pull even with Kings
- Garcia's fried chicken jibe inappropriate, Tiger says
- PBT: Cavs win NBA draft lottery, will pick No. 1
- PBT: Nick Gilbert again Cavs' good luck charm
- PBT: Grizzlies figuring out Spurs after Game 2
- PBT: Spurs survive Grizzlies' late run, win in OT
- PHT: Bruins rally in third, put Rangers in 3-0 hole
- Play Video: Premier League drama set to thrill
- Play Video: Premier League: Real English drama
- Play Video: Highlights: Union outlast Fire
- Play Video: Sir Alex says goodbye
- Play Video: Morgan committed to growth of new women's league
- Play Video: Boy with cancer, 8, scores against major league soccer team