NEW YORK CITY – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to New York City FC 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Head coach Matias Almeyda returned to the sideline for the first time following a three-match suspension.
San Jose took the lead in the 20th minute through Chris Wondolowski, who extended his league scoring record to 158 goals. NYCFC, the top team in the Eastern Conference, responded with a pair of goals in quick succession just prior to halftime. The two teams traded chances in the second half, but neither were able to alter the scoreline before the final whistle.