New York City (9-14-7) has won consecutive games since snapping a three-game losing skid. It is two points behind sixth-place Montreal and the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
FT: NYCFC 3, Quakes 2. San Jose battles back with a couple of late goals, but come up short in New York City. #NYCvSJ— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 20, 2015
San Jose (11-12-7) is winless in their last four games and remains one point out of the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.
Grabavoy scored in the 51st and 63rd minute for his first two goals of the season. David Villa scored another goal with an assist by Grabavoy two minutes later and New York City lead 3-0.
Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 72nd minute for the Earthquakes. Chris Wondolowski scored off a penalty kick in the 76th minute to cap the scoring.
It was the first meeting between the teams.