Earthquakes lose in Candlestick finale

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Saul scored in the fifth round of penalty kicks to lift Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid past Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes after they played to a scoreless tie Sunday in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

Guillherme Siqueira, Gabi and Mario Suarez also scored for Atletico in the tiebreaker. Sam Cronin, Shaun Francis and Brandon Barklage countered for the Earthquakes in front of 15,558 fans at the Copa Euroamericana game.

"What I'll take away from tonight's match is that we played well and took a very good team to penalty kicks," San Jose coach Mark Watson said. "We played 90 minutes against a top team and that means a lot. We would like to be a bit more clinical with our chances, but we're focused on the overall team performance tonight against one of the top teams in the world."


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