HARRISON, N.J. -- Even after the Earthquakes secured a road draw with a dramatic, late-game goal, team captain Chris Wondolowski found no room for silver linings in his playbook.
Not even after forward Steven Lenhart's first goal of the MLS season in the 85th minute lifted the Quakes into a 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls before 20,001 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.
The draw snapped a four-game MLS losing streak dating to a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on May 31 for the Quakes (4-8-5), who remained in last place in the Western Conference.
"We're done with silver linings," Wondolowski said. "We're halfway through the year. We can't just hope and hope for a point each game. It's time to get wins. We need to get better.
"We had chances. I had chances that I need to finish. If I finish those, we get three points. We'll take the point right now because we haven't won in a little bit."
San Jose coach Mark Watson wasn't about to give back the point in the sometimes contentious match that saw each side assessed four yellow cards.
"It's a good result for us," he said. "It will give us a little boost. It's been a rough stretch for us. It was a little bit of a disappointment not to get the three points."
Lenhart made sure the Quakes walked away with one point when he scored from 12 yards off a deflected right-wing cross past goalkeeper Luis Robles.
"It's something like we're looking for, and hopefully it's going to open the flood gates a little bit, and they'll come a little bit easier," defender Jason Hernandez said.
Lenhart, who did not talk to the media, had a hand in the first goal as referee Jose Carlos Rivero whistled him for a hand ball in the penalty area while Lenhart was battling Tim Cahill on a corner kick.
Bradley Wright-Phillips converted the penalty kick, beating Jon Busch for his league-best 17th goal in the 33rd minute.
"Whether or not it was a hand ball, I don't think it was intentional," Watson said. "It's two guys competing for the ball. Unfortunately, it's happened to us a bunch of times this year. We've lost two games already on the road this year to penalty calls. It felt like it could be that type of night again.
"But full credit to our guys. They kept scraping, kept fighting and pressed the ball well and got a really big point for us."
Chicago (3-4-11) at Quakes (4-8-5), 8 p.m. NBCSN