The Colorado Rapids were beaten by the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday behind a hat trick from Chris Wondolowski. It was a cold night in Denver, and there was even snow falling during the pre-game warmup at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Quakes got off to a quick start, with Marvin Chavez finding the back of the net just 95 seconds into the match. Wondolowski added a second SJ goal in the 11th minute, and he'd chip in with two more goals in the 51st and 84th minutes of play. With the hat trick, Wondolowski became the Earthquakes' all time leading scorer. He's now found the back of the net 62 times for the Quakes in his career, including 25 goals this season.
Colorado netted a consolation goal in stoppage time, as Andre Akpan scored from the penalty spot to make it 4-1. Jason Hernandez was given a red card for his tackle leading to the penalty. He'll miss the Earthquakes' next game because of that.
The Rapids were eliminated from playoff contention mid-week, and the SJ victory see's them bring their league-high point total to 64. Colorado will next be in action on Saturday, Oct. 20 when they head to Los Angeles to face Chivas USA.