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Dawkins and Gordon lift Earthquakes over Rapids

12:23 PM, Aug 26, 2012   |    comments
  • SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 25: Tyrone Marshall #34 of Colorado Rapids heads the ball past Jon Busch #18 of San Jose Earthquakes in the fifty fourth minute of the match making the score 2-1 in favor of the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)
  • SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 25: Conor Casey #9 of Colorado Rapids tackles Sam Cronin #4 of San Jose Earthquakes during a match in which the San Jose Earthquakes lead 1-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)
  • SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 25: San Jose Earthquakes mascot 'Q' shows his sign with pride after the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Colorado Rapids 4-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)
    
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The league-leading Earthquakes (15-6-5) extended their unbeaten streak at Buck Shaw Stadium to 10-0-4 since Aug. 13, 2011. San Jose's only home loss in MLS play this season occurred at AT&T Park, where Houston beat the Earthquakes 1-0 on March 17. 

Gordon extended his career-best single-season scoring mark to 11 goals with strikes in the 43rd and 75th minutes. Dawkins put San Jose up in the 11th minute and tallied again in the 68th for his fifth and sixth goals of 2012. 

Tyrone Marshall converted an open 54th-minute header, but couldn't keep Colorado (8-16-2) from suffering its second loss in three matches and eighth in the last 11.

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