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MLS: Real Salt Lake 5, San Jose 0

July 15, 2012 at 1:28 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15 (UPI) -- MLS-leading scorer Chris Wondolowski fired in the three goals Saturday, sparking the San Jose Earthquakes to a 5-0 rout of Real Salt Lake.

Wondolowski scored his 15th, 16th and 17th goals of the season for the Earthquakes (12-4-4), who improved upon the league's best record with the victory.

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The American striker scored in the 18th, 72nd and 80th minutes as he picked up steam in his quest to break Roy Lassiter's MLS single-season scoring record of 27 goals, set in 1996 with the Tampa Bay Mutiny.

Alan Gordon and Simon Dawkins also scored for the Western Conference-leading 'Quakes.

Real Salt Lake fell to 11-7-3.

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