Sports Desk : Chris Mueller had a goal and an assist and Orlando City held on to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 on Saturday night for its fourth win in a row.
Mueller chest-trapped a long arcing pass by Yoshimar Yotun from beyond midfield, beat a defender and, from the top-right corner of the 6-yard box, side-netted a rising shot to open the scoring in the second minute.
Sacha Kljestan added a goal in the 35th and Dominic Dwyer scored in the 69th minute to give Orlando City (4-2-1) a 3-0 lead. Mueller ran onto a long pass down the middle from Yotun and, as goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell charged, tapped it to Kljestan for the sliding empty-net finish from point-blank range. Justin Meram’s through ball led Dwyer into the box where he sidestepped Tarbell near the spot and chipped it in to make it 3-0.
Florian Jungwirth scored in the 78th and 90th for San Jose (1-3-2). The Earthquakes are winless, including three losses, in their last five games.