Quakes get shut out at home, fall to 0-2

The San Jose Earthquakes remain winless in the young season, falling 3-0 to visiting Minnesota United on Saturday night.

It was Minnesota’s first win against the Quakes (0-2) after four losses.

Darwin Quintero had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which improved to 2-0.

Quintero opened the scoring with a penalty in the 49th minute. Marco Lopez was called for a hand ball in the penalty area after video review.

Miguel Ibarra made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute, and San Jose’s Harold Cummings scored an own goal in the 75th minute as Jan Gregus’ corner deflected off his shoulder into the net.

Other MLS games: Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scored second-half goals as host FC Dallas beat the LA Galaxy 2-0. … Mauro Manotas’ goal in the 86th minute helped host Houston beat Montreal 2-1. … Gyasi Zardes scored two goals and visiting Columbus topped New England 2-0 for coach Caleb Porter’s first victory with the club. … C.J. Sapong scored on a header in the last minute of stoppage time, giving host Chicago a 1-1 tie against Orlando City. … Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty in the 21st minute for host Real Salt Lake in its 1-0 win over Vancouver.

England: Raheem Sterling’s second-half hat trick helped Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 and build a four-point lead over second-place Liverpool in the English Premier League. Third-place Tottenham, which was two points behind Manchester City at the start of February, is 13 back after it lost at 16th-place Southampton 2-1.

Spain: Lionel Messi had a goal and an assist as Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 to maintain its seven-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid in the La Liga standings.

Elsewhere: AC Milan will go into next weekend’s derby match ahead of Inter Milan in Italy’s Serie A standings after beating Chievo Verona 2-1. … Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain’s match at Nantes was postponed because of anti-government protests.

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