Sporting KC tops San Jose, 2-1

? Kevin Ellis scored his first goal of the season in the 81st minute, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for its first victory in San Jose since Aug. 16, 2000.

Benny Feilhaber’s corner slipped through a group of leaping players and connected with Ellis, who deflected it in off his back heel. Kansas City (12-12-7) was 0-10-5 in Northern California since its last victory.