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Salinas scores Earthquakes beat 10-man Galaxy 1-0 for 4th straight win

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SAN JOSE, California — San Jose's Shea Salinas headed the game's sole goal in the first half as the Earthquakes beat 10-man Los Angeles 1-0 on Friday, costing the Galaxy a chance to extend their lead in Major League Soccer's Western Conference.

PHOTO: San Jose Earthquake' Anibal Godoy, top, dribbles as Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Juninho attempts a slide tacke during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Jose Earthquake' Anibal Godoy, top, dribbles as Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Juninho attempts a slide tacke during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Quincy Amarikwa headed a cross that was blocked by goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, but Salinas pounced on the rebound for an easy finish to give San Jose a fourth straight win.

Leonardo was shown a red card in the 47th minute after taking down Amarikwa on a goal-scoring opportunity.

Vancouver can overtake the Galaxy and go top of the Western Conference if it wins at Houston on Saturday.

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