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Result: Late Matias Perez Garcia strike downs spirited Real Salt Lake

Matias Perez Garcia scores a late winner for San Jose Earthquakes, before being sent off for his celebration in the 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Matias Perez Garcia struck an 87th-minute winner as San Jose Earthquakes beat a brave Real Salt Lake 1-0 to maintain their hopes of reaching the MLS Cup.

The hosts dominated the opening stages but it took some 21 minutes for them to threaten when Quincy Amarikwa's rocket inside the box was beaten away by Nick Rimando.

San Jose continued to threaten, and it was Amarikwa again as the striker headed over the bar from inside the six-yard box just before the half-hour mark.

The visitors, who managed one shot in the first 45 minutes, survived a pre-half time onslaught, but it was nearly in vain as Chris Wondolowski was denied from point-blank range by Rimando after the break.

At the other end, the visitors finally threatened when David Bingham pulled off a smart save to keep out Joao Plata with 13 minutes left on the clock.

It proved a pivotal moment in the contest as Garcia drilled home from outside the box in timely fashion, before picking up a second yellow card due to his celebration, but the hosts held on.

The result sees the Earthquakes move seventh in the Western Conference, two points adrift of a top-five spot with three games left on their calendar.

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Chris Wondolowski #8 of the San Jose Earthquakes moves up the field during the second half of the game against AIK at JELD-WEN Field on February 20, 2013
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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta35226773452872
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
3New York City FCNY City351681160481256
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
8New England RevolutionNew England341011134955-641
9Toronto34106185964-536
10Chicago Fire3488184861-1332
11Orlando City3484224374-3128

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas35198869422765
2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland34159105448654
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake35147145762-549
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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