Quakes, sink­ing fast, are blown out again

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - GIANTS -

What’s hap­pened to the Earth­quakes?

San Jose was blown out for the sec­ond straight game, this time 5­0 at the Colorado Rapids on Wed­nes­day night.

On Satur­day, the Quakes lost 6­1 to the Port­land Tim­bers, an 11­1 ag­gre­gate over the past two games.

Af­ter a good show­ing at the MLS Is Back tour­na­ment in Florida in July, San Jose (2­6­5) is win­less in its past eight games and has been outscored 28­7 dur­ing that stretch.

Wed­nes­day night was the fifth time this sea­son the Quakes had given up at least five goals, the most in a sea­son by an MLS team in his­tory de­spite play­ing only 13 games.

Cole Bas­sett, 19, and Jonathan Lewis each scored for the sec­ond straight game for Colorado.

The Rapids (5­4­4), who had two wins and scored 12 goals in their first nine games this sea­son, have scored 11 times, with three wins, in the four games since then.

In other MLS high­lights, Daniel Rios scored his first MLS goal on a div­ing header and host Nashville SC beat D.C. United 1­0 in the league’s first game with a fe­male cen­ter ref­eree in more than 20 years. Tori Penso di­rected the match as cen­ter ref­eree. The last woman to do it was Sandy Hunt on May 13, 2000 . ... Lu­cas Ze­larayan and Pe­dro San­tos each had a goal and an as­sist and the league­lead­ing Columbus Crew (9­1­3) beat vis­it­ing Min­nesota United 2­0 . ... Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Or­lando City (7­2­4) beat Sport­ing Kansas City to run its un­beaten streak to seven.

Luis Suarez, who was let go by Barcelona fol­low­ing six sea­sons in which he won 13 ti­tles and leaves as Barcelona’s third­high­est scorer with 198 goals, reached a deal with Atlético Madrid for a trans­fer fee of $7 mil­lion.

Kai Havertz — signed for $92 mil­lion from Ger­man club Bayer Lev­erkusen — an­nounced him­self to English soc­cer by scor­ing a first ca­reer hat trick in Chelsea’s 6­0 win over sec­ond­tier Barns­ley in the third round of the League Cup.

Play­ers on the he Glasgow City women’s soc­cer team will wear Ruth Bader Gins­burg’s name on their jer­seys this sea­son in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice, the Scot­tish league cham­pion said.

“A pi­o­neer, fem­i­nist icon and role model, her work, rul­ings and dis­sent­ing opin­ions have paved the way for jus­tice, equal­ity and civil lib­er­ties,” club man­ager and co­founder Laura Mont­gomery said.

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