DC United 1, San Jose Earthquakes 1 | 2019 MLS Match Recap

Chris Wondolowski built upon his MLS-record tally with his 151st career goal before halftime, and the San Jose Earthquakes held on for a 1-1 draw against D.C. United on Saturday night at Audi Field.

Wondolowski has now scored the last seven goals for San Jose in their last three matches, two wins and a draw. Under first-year coach Matias Almeyda, the Quakes have lost only once in their last seven after beginning the season with four consecutive defeats.

Luciano Acosta leveled after the break after chasing down a fortuitous rebound for his second goal in as many games and fifth of the season. But D.C. remained winless with four points over their last five games, their longest such stretch since Wayne Rooney debuted in Washington last July.

Goals

  • 37' - SJ - Chris Wondolowski | WATCH
  • 68' - DC - Luciano Acosta | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: An 25-day break from MLS play couldn't come at a better time for D.C., who lost midfielder Russell Canouse to an apparent injury midway through the first half and defender Steve Birnbaum in the 62nd following a nasty clash of heads with Florian Jungwirth. Meanwhile, the Quakes will be happy they don't have as long a Gold Cup break in their current form, even though they need more balance from their offense to succeed long term.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: After D.C. had leveled, a corner bounced off the ground and then struck defender Harold Cummings' arm before Cummings cleared. D.C. players and the Audi Field crowed bayed for a Video Review and potentially a go-ahead penalty attept, but referee Ramy Touchan opted not to take a second look.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Nick Lima. The outside back was a major reason D.C. were held in check for the majority of the encounter, and also provided the service for Wondolowski's opener. His stoppage-time foul on Paul Arriola may have picked up a yellow card, but it also halted a potential breakaway with the match in the balance.

Up Next

  • DC: Wednesday, June 12 vs. Philadelphia Union, U.S. Open Cup 4th Rd. (7 pm ET | ESPN+ in the US)
  • SJ: Saturday, June 8 vs. FC Dallas (3:30 pm ET | Univision, Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada)

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