SANDY -- A brilliant start to the 2012 campaign is suddenly becoming a nightmare for Real Salt Lake.
San Jose's Chris Wondolowski hit a powerful header in the 85th minute that squirted out of the hands of Real goalkeeper Nick Rimando on the goalline, with the strike lifting the Earthquakes to a stunning 2-1 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium.
"We're leaking a lot of goals here in league play," RSL midfielder Ned Grabavoy said. "You can't just point to one thing and put blame there, it's coming from a lot of different things. You just can't give teams like San Jose soft and easy goals."
It was Real's second consecutive home defeat in Major League Soccer play, and third straight overall counting its U.S. Open Cup loss to Minnesota, something that hasn't happened since the franchise opened Rio Tinto Stadium in 2008.
"It's just frustrating, and we have to find a way to fix it," Grabavoy said. "We created plenty of chances to score. They cleared a couple of balls off the goalline, but we can't let in the easy goals because we can't count on scoring three or four goals a game."
Perhaps the most frustrating part for the Claret-and-Cobalt was that it dominated the first 75 minutes of the match, assaulting the San Jose goal from nearly every imaginable direction, but to no avail.
The Utah side finished with a better than 60 percent advantage in possession, and had 19 shots at the Earthquakes goal.
Despite the commanding advantage, it was San Jose who would open up the scoring when Alan Gordon snuck between a pair of RSL defenders and then beat goalkeeper Nick Rimando, stunning the RSL crowd of 18,000 into silence in the 75th minute.
Suddenly finding itself behind in a match it was dominating, Real quickly shifting back into attack mode and was rewarded in the 79th minute when midfielder Javier Morales curled a 20-yard free kick just inside the post to level the match at 1-1.
And then disaster struck as Justin Morrow's long throw-in was headed on by Gordon to Wondolowsi, whose header proved to be the match-winner when it spun underneath Rimando's grasp on the goalline.
"Soccer can be very cruel game sometimes," Real boss Jason Kreis said. "That's two games in a row here. That doesn't happen to us, so we've got to figure it out."
With the result, San Jose surged back in front of RSL in the Western standings, moving to 10-3-3 (33 points). Real dropped to 10-5-2, wrapping up the first-half of MLS play with 32 points.
* REVOLUTION 2, TORONTO FC 2: At Toronto, Chris Tierney scored in second-half stoppage time to complete New England's comeback and lift the Revolution to a draw with Toronto FC.
With the Revolution trailing 2-0, Blake Brettschneider cut the deficit in half in the 71st minute as he knocked in a rebound past Toronto goalie Milos Kocic, before Tierney secured a point for the visitors.
Danny Koevermans put Toronto ahead in the 4th minute and Ryan Johnson doubled the lead in the 42nd, before it gave up a two-goal lead for the second straight game.
Houston scored two late goals to pull to a 3-3 draw against Toronto on Wednesday.
Both Toronto goals came from headers inside the 18-yard box on pinpoint crosses from the left side by defender and Canadian international Ashtone Morgan.
* UNION 4, SPORTING 0: At Chester, Pennsylvania, Jack McInerney scored twice and Philadelphia beat Sporting Kansas City 4-0 to win its first match in six.
Lionard Pajoy converted a penalty in the 81st minute after Antoine Hoppenot was fouled in the box before Hoppenot added a fourth for the Union in the 87th.
Philadelphia entered the game having scored a league-low eight goals. However, McInerney got the Union on the board early with a goal in the second minute.
He added his second in the 43rd minute.
Philadelphia won for the first time since beating Chivas USA 1-0 on April 21 and move to 11 points, six clear of bottom-placed Toronto, who drew 2-2 at home to New England.
* CHIVAS USA 0, FC DALLAS 0: At Frisco, Texas, Dan Kennedy finished with three saves to help Chivas USA tie FC Dallas.
With the tie, FC Dallas (3-9-5) extended its winless streak to 11 games to set a new club record. The previous record of 10 games without a win was from July 2 to Sept. 10, 2005.
FC Dallas is 0-7-4 during its winless streak and has been shutout four times during that span. Chivas USA is 5-7-4 and salvaged a tie despite only managing a season-low two shots.
FC Dallas finished with 13 shots.
* IMPACT 4, DYNAMO 2: At Montreal, Hassoun Camara got his first MLS goal and Patrice Bernier scored on a penalty kick in the second half, lifting the Montreal Impact to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
Sanna Nyassi and Davy Arnaud also scored for Montreal (5-8-3).
Will Bruin got his ninth goal and Brad Davis also scored for Houston (5-5-5). Former Impact forward Brian Ching had an assist.
Houston's Adam Moffat received a red card after bringing Montreal's Felipe Martins down hard in the 73rd minute.
The Impact took the lead when Arnaud flicked Martins' corner kick to Camara, who scored with a header at the far post in the 60th minute.
After Felipe went down in the penalty area following a light shove from Geoff Cameron eight minutes later, Bernier converted the penalty kick.
* FIRE 2, CREW 1: At Bridgeview, Ill., Marco Pappa and Dominic Oduro scored in the first 26 minutes and the Chicago Fire earned a victory over Columbus.
The victory moved the Fire (7-5-3) within three points of third-place New York in the Eastern Conference. Columbus, dominated from the start by the Fire, had entered the game with a six-match unbeaten streak (3-0-3).
The Crew's last loss was on April 28, 1-0 to Vancouver.
Pappa maneuvered to the edge of the penalty area, and using a screen, ripped a right-footed shot off the hands of diving goalkeeper Andy Gruenbaum in the second minute.
Oduro made it 2-0 in the 26th minute, outrunning a pair of defenders while in control of Sebastian Grazzini's pass before chipping the ball past Gruenbaum from 15 yards.
Columbus' Tony Tchani cut the gap to 2-1 in the 36th minute, taking a pass from fellow midfielder Chris Birchall and beating Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson from 10 yards.
Chicago's Gonzalo Segares was ejected in the 29th minute when his right foot clipped the right shin of Columbus' Kevin George while they slid for a loose ball. George remained in the match, while Segares will miss Chicago's match Friday at Kansas City.