Sallói, Pulido help Sporting KC rally past Earthquakes

The Associated Press
Sporting Kansas City defender Jaylin Lindsey (2) slips a shot past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski (1) during the first half of Saturday's game at San Jose. Lindsey's first Major League Soccer goal tied it 1-1 and Sporting KC went on to a 3-1 win.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alan Pulido and Dániel Sallói each had a goal and an assist to help Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Saturday night.  

Tim Melia had four saves, including a diving one-handed stop of a shot by Cristian Espinoza in the 52nd minute, for Kansas City (4-2-1).  

Pulido took a pass from Sallói, faked left and blasted a shot from the top of the penalty area that deflected off defender Tommy Thompson and then the crossbar before finding the net to give Sporting a 2-1 lead in the 60th minute.  

Javier López took a corner kick by Espinoza and, on the second touch, side-netted a left-footer from outside the area to give San Jose (3-4-0) a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute. 

Jaylin Lindsey answered with a goal – his first in Major League Soccer – in the 15th, running onto a ball by Pulido near the right post and rolling a shot inside the far post to make it 1-1.  

Sallói capped the scoring in the 75th, bending a shot just outside the reach of goalkeeper James Marcinkowski.