PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Chris Wondolowski equaled the Major League Soccer single-season scoring record with his 27th goal in the San Jose Earthquakes' season-ending 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
Wondolowski scored in the 24th minute, matching the mark set by Roy Lassiter of Tampa Bay in 1996. The 29-year-old forward sent a penalty into the lower left corner of the net after Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was called for taking out Steven Lenhart in a race to secure the ball.
San Jose has already secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs after going undefeated in its last 10 matches to lead the league with 72 goals. It will face the winner of the Nov. 1 match between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps in the first round of the playoffs.
The Timbers appeared to be headed for defeat in the cold, steady drizzle until Bright Dike scored his fifth goal in the 67th minute to equalize and put some life into the Portland attack.
In other matches, Kenny Cooper scored twice and Thierry Henry added a goal as New York downed the Philadelphia Union 3-0, D.C. United drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire, the Colorado Rapids beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0, the New England Revolution defeated the Montreal Impact 1-0 and the Vancouver Whitecaps drew Real Salt Lake 0-0.
The Red Bulls reached the playoffs for the third straight year, and the ninth time in 10 seasons. New York won all three matches this season against the Union, who lost their final three games and will miss the postseason for the second time in three years.
Cooper scored from a penalty in the 13th minute after Tim Cahill was taken down by defender Carlos Valdes in the box a minute earlier. Henry scored his 15th goal to make it 2-0 in the 35th minute.