SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Javier “Chofis” López scored the first of San Jose's four second-half goals and the Earthquakes beat Austin FC 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Benjamin Kikanovic, Chris Wondolowski and Carlos Fierro also scored to help San Jose (9-12-9) snap a three-game losing streak during which it was outscored 9-2.
Austin (7-19-4) has lost eight of its last 10.
Chofis opened the scoring in the 47th minute. A cross by Kikanovic was deflected in the center of the area directly to Chofis, who slipped a slow roller through a pair of defenders into an open net.
Kikanovic won a mad dash to the ball that left a couple players lying on the ground before he beat goalkeeper Brad Stuver to make it 2-0 in the 53rd minute. Wondolowski scored with a one-touch blast from the center of the area in the 59th, and Fierro capped the scoring in the 85th minute.
Wondolowski has an MLS-record 169 career goals. He scored for the first time since netting both of San Jose's goal in a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on May 7.
Fierro has scored in back-to-back MLS games for the first time in his career. The 27-year old scored his first goal of the season in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles FC last Saturday.
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