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San JoseSJ
3
 
2
MinnesotaMIN
D. Hoesen  15' 1-0 
 1-1J. Thiesson  36'
C. Wondolowski  55' 2-1 
 2-2F. Calvo  81'
M. Ureña  90+3' 3-2 
SJD. Hoesen  15' 1-0
MINJ. Thiesson  36' 1-1
SJC. Wondolowski  55' 2-1
MINF. Calvo  81' 2-2
SJM. Ureña  90+3' 3-2
HT: 1-1
Avaya Stadium
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Stats  |  Match Report

Earthquakes clinch playoff spot, beat Minnesota 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Marco Urena scored in the third minute of stoppage time and the San Jose Earthquakes secured a playoff spot with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday in their regular-season finale.

San Jose (13-14-7) needed a win for the final spot in the Western Conference after FC Dallas' 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. It's an unexpected run for the Earthquakes, who fired coach Dominic Kinnear midway through the season.

In the build-up to the winner, San Jose goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell sent a long ball that was chested by Victor Bernardez and headed to Quincy Amarikwa inside the 18-yard box. Minnesota goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth pushed Amarikwa's shot wide but San Jose star Chris Wondolowski chased it down for a feed to an open Urena in front of goal.

The Earthquakes have won seven of their last nine home games - with every win coming by one goal.

Wondolowski gave San Jose a 2-1 lead in the 55th with an easy redirection of Danny Hoesen cross at the back post.

Minnesota (10-18-6), which has lost nine of its last 12 road games, tied it at 2 in the 81st on Francisco Calvo's header off the crossbar.

Updated October 22, 2017

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