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Earthquakes win 4th straight, beating Rapids 3-1


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Valeri “Vako” Qazaishvili and Shea Salinas scored and the San Jose Earthquakes won their fourth in a row with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Nick Lima outworked Rapids midfielder Sam Nicholson to get an opening and passed to Qazaishvili, who made two cutbacks before sending a curler inside the right post to make it 2-0 in the 34th minute.

Salinas capped the scoring in the 83rd minute, chasing a long pass up the left channel, cutting across the middle of the area with his dribble and sending a shot back into the left corner.