NEW YORK -- Ned Grabavoy scored two second-half goals and added an assist to help New York City FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 on Saturday night.
New York City (9-14-7) has won consecutive games since snapping a three-game losing skid. They entered the game two points back of sixth-place Montreal and the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
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.