COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Shkelzen Gashi scored his first two goals of the season and the Colorado Rapids ended a seven-game winless streak with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.
The Rapids (2-6-1) also snapped a three-game scoreless streak, and ended San Jose's winning streak at two.
Gashi opened the scoring off Mohammed Saeid's cross in the 29th minute.
Six minutes later, Dominique Badji, off a steal at midfield, took the ball downfield and scored just outside of the penalty box for his third goal of the season.
Badji added a dazzling assist while lying on the pitch, getting a pass to Gashi in the 56th minute, who scored from the top of the box.
Tim Howard made two saves in picking up the shutout.
San Jose dropped to 4-4-3.
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