Earthquakes Beat Whitecaps 3-0 for Third Straight Win
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Espinoza scored, James Marcinkowski had his second career shutout, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 for their third win in a row. Espinoza took a pass from Nick Lima at the top of the area, did a pirouette to evade two defenders and slipped a side-netter inside the far post to open the scoring in the 50th minute. About three minutes later, Vancouver’s Andy Rose was shown his second yellow card and the Whitecaps played the rest of the way a man down. Érik Godoy was then shown a straight red card in the 75th minute. Vancouver (5-11-0) has lost four games in a row.