banner

Soccer

more stats

Djalo leads the way as 'Quakes crush Fire

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Earthquakes snapped a five- match winless skid in a big way on Wednesday, securing a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire at Buck Shaw Stadium behind a goal and three assists from Yannick Djalo.

Shea Salinas fired San Jose in front on the stroke of halftime, while the hosts poured it on after the break with goals from Atiba Harris, Chris Wondolowski, Djalo and Cordell Cato.

Grant Ward netted the lone goal for the Fire, who suffered their first loss in five matches.

The Earthquakes took the game to Chicago from the start and were the much more threatening side in the opening half.

Sam Cronin nearly put the hosts ahead in the 27th minute when he curled a shot just wide of the post, but the reward finally came in the 45th minute when Salinas tracked down a long ball from Djalo on the left wing, cut inside and lashed a shot into the top corner of the net.

It was a deserved lead for San Jose, and after Chicago's Quincy Amarikwa went close in the 49th minute, the Earthquakes responded with a second goal a few minutes later.

Wondolowski got into the penalty area and fired a low shot on goal that was saved by goalkeeper Sean Johnson, only for Harris to pounce on the rebound and score on a simple tap in.

The lead swelled to 3-0 10 minutes later with Wondolowski finding the net after taking a pass from Djalo. The American international worked his way into the area and saw his left-footed shot take a slight deflection off a Fire defender on its way into the net.

Ward pulled a goal back for Chicago in the 75th with a well-placed first-time finish from outside the penalty area. However, Djalo sealed the win four minutes later with a clever lob over Johnson, while Cato capped the scoring six minutes from time.

07/24 00:44:09 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Seattle at Carolina

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Indianapolis at Pittsburgh

    Sunday at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Logan Zone with Steve Logan

    Tomorrow at 10:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 31
UCONN 21
Final
CHA 79
IND 88
Final
CAL 5
CAR 0
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
CAR
 
8:07pm Tonight
SFG
KAN
Final
CHA 79
IND 88
Final
DET 109
PHI 103
Final
NOP 88
DAL 85
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
DAL
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
NYK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
MIA
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
MIN
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
SAN
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
PHO
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
SAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DEN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
POR
 
Final
ECU 31
UCONN 21
Final
VT 6
MIAMI 30
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
SFLA
7:30pm Tonight
SALABAMA
TROY
9:00pm Tonight
BSU
BYU
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
OREG
Final
BOS 2
NYI 3
Final
DET 4
PIT 3
Final
MIN 2
ARI 0
Final
NAS 3
CHI 2
Final
STL 1
VAN 4
Final
CAL 5
CAR 0
Final
LOS 2
BUF 0
Final
SJS 4
CLB 5
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
TAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
VAN
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
CAR
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
CLB
 
Final
DEN 35
SDC 21