Earthquakes earn first win of season

Cristian Espinoza had a goal and an assist on Saturday night and the Earthquakes earned their first points of the Major League Soccer season with a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers at Avaya Stadium.

San Jose (1-4-0) snapped a five-game losing streak that stretched into last season.

Shea Salinas opened the scoring in the 15th minute, scoring from a run through the center of the 6-yard box to finish Espinoza’s cross. The Quakes led 2-0 in the 33rd minute when Danny Hoesen pounced on a loose ball on the left side of the 6-yard box and poked it into the roof of the net.

Espinoza capped the scoring a minute later, stealing a misplayed pass, taking it 30 yards and slotting a low finish past the goalkeeper.

The Timbers (0-4-1) lost their fourth in a row.

More MLS: Diego Rossi had his first career MLS hat trick to help visiting Los Angeles FC snap D.C. United’s 15-game regular-season unbeaten streak with a 4-0 win. D.C. United played a man down after Wayne Rooney, who came in among the MLS leaders this season in goals (four) and assists (three), was shown a red card in the 52nd for a dangerous tackle on Rossi. …. Josh Williams scored and the host Columbus Crew moved alone into first place in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution. … Toronto FC’s perfect start to the season ended with a 2-2 draw with the visiting Chicago Fire. Jonathan Osorio’s 76th-minute goal rescued a point for Toronto. … Nani converted a late penalty and finished with two goals and one assist to help host Orlando City beat the Colorado Rapids 4-3. … Cory Burke and Alejandro Bedoya scored late goals to rally the host Philadelphia Union to its third straight win, 2-1 over FC Dallas. … Abu Danladi and Romario Ibarra scored as Minnesota United won 2-1 over the host New York Red Bulls. … The Montreal Impact played to a 0-0 tie at New York City FC. … Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the 18th minute, and the host Seattle Sounders won 1-0 over Real Salt Lake..

England: Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating Brighton 1-0 in London’s Wembley Stadium to stay on track for a quadruple — League Cup (won in February), FA Cup, English Premier League title and Champions League title. … Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester beat Huddersfield 4-1 to make it four successive league wins.

More Europe: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals to secure a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid, increasing Barcelona’s lead of the Spanish league to 11 points with seven rounds to play. … Bayern Munich delivered a clear statement to its German rival, reclaiming the top spot in the Bundesliga with a 5-0 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund, which trails Munich by one point with six rounds remaining. … Teenager Moise Kean, the victim of racist abuse during the week, came off the bench to score the winner as Juventus came from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1 and moved one win away from retaining its Serie A title in Italy. Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo sat out with an injury.

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