San Jose beats Colorado 4-1

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Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 7 at 7:04 PM

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored three goals and added an assist to help the San Jose Earthquakes clinch the Western Conference title with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Marvin Chavez added his second goal of the season 95 seconds into the game for San Jose (19-6-7). The Earthquakes hold a six-point lead over idle Sporting Kansas City for the Supporters' Shield.

San Jose tied a club with 64 points in a season.

Andre Akpan scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute for the Rapids.

Colorado (9-19-4) has won only twice in its last 16 games, going 2-11-3 in that span. The Rapids will miss the playoffs for first time since 2009.

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