VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The game lasted a little over 90 minutes but it was a 10-minute span in the first half that derailed the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

The Earthquakes gave up three goals to the Vancouver Whitecaps during that stretch, two by midfielder Pedro Morales, in a 3-2 Major League Soccer loss.

Striker Chris Wondolowski scored both Earthquake goals. The first came from a penalty kick late in the first half and the second on a deflection in extra time.

"We did not come out with a good mindset," said Wondolowski, who leads San Jose with five goals. "Going down 3-0 against a very quality team, it's way too big a hole to climb out of.

"We didn't do things right."

The Whitecaps used their speed to put the Earthquake on their heels. San Jose keeper Jon Busch managed to keep the game close with a couple of big saves.

"It was just 10 minutes where we couldn't cope with them," said Earthquakes coach Mark Watson. "They got three goals. At that point you are thinking you are in big trouble.

"I was, in the end, proud of our guys the way they came back."

The Earthquakes' collapse came around the same time as Yannick Djalo, the Portuguese forward on loan from S.L. Benfica of Lisbon, suffered a groin injury and was forced to leave the game.

Djalo, who made his first MLS start, crumpled to the turf in the ninth minute after Vancouver defender Jay DeMerit took the ball from him.

Djalo stayed down even as the Whitecaps moved the ball into the San Jose zone. Vancouver midfielder Kekuta Manneh scored the game's first goal in the 10th minute, collecting his own rebound and banging it in off the far post.

A few minutes later Djalo was circling near the center of the field when he fell to the ground. He was replaced by Alan Gordon.

Wondolowski said losing Djalo was a blow to a team that managed just six goals in its first six games.

"He's a great player," said Wondolowski. "He's a game-changer.

"To lose him really hurts."

Morales' first goal came on a penalty kick in the 19th minute after defender Victor Bernardez took down Vancouver's Darren Mattocks in the penalty box. His second goal, a strike to the far corner of the net, came in the 20th minute.

The Earthquakes, who have never won in Vancouver, saw their record drop to 1-3-3 for six points. The Whitecaps, playing before a sellout crowd of 21,000 at BC Place Stadium, improved to 3-2-4 for 13 points.

WEDNESDAY'S GAME
Colorado (4-2-2)
at Earthquakes (1-3-3),
7:30 p.m. CSNBA