Espinoza lead Earthquakes over Timbers 3-0

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson, left, and Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco, right, battle for possession in the first half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Espinoza had a goal and an assist on Saturday night and the San Jose Earthquakes earned their first points of the season with a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers.

Shea Salinas opened the scoring in the 15th minute, scoring from a run through the center of the 6-yard box to finish Espinoza's cross.

The Earthquakes (1-4-0) led 2-0 in the 33rd minute when Danny Hoesen pounced on a loosed ball on the left side of the 6-yard box and poked it into the roof of the net.

Espinoza capped the scoring a minute later, stealing a misplayed pass, taking it 30 yards and slotting a low finish past the goalkeeper.

San Jose snapped a five-game losing streak that stretched back into last season.

The Timbers (0-4-1) lost their fourth in a row.

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