HARRISON, N.J. -- Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night.
Kljestan started the scoring in the 29th minute. Felipe's cross split two defenders and Bradley Wright-Phillips' poke fell to Kljestan's feet for a tap in. New York scored 6 minutes later when Lloyd Sam's cross found an unmarked Grella at the far post for an easy finish.
New York (3-0-2) moved into first place in the Eastern Conference and is one of two teams without a loss this season. Luis Robles made two big saves in the 83rd and 84th minutes to earn his second shutout of the season.
San Jose (3-4-0) conceded the first goal in its fourth straight road game. They haven't won at New York during the regular season since 2005.