Late Gordon goal helps Quakes tie Chivas

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Chris Wondolowski did not score or assist on a goal for the first time in eight games. That didn't mean that the San Jose Earthquakes didn't have anybody else to pick up the slack and rescue a point at home.

Alan Gordon headed home a cross from rookie Sam Garza to burn Chivas USA, one of his former clubs, in the 88th minute and salvage a 1-1 draw for the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium Sunday night.

Chivas (3-6-1) stunned San Jose (7-2-2) from the start, with new Colombian forward Jose Erick Correa marking his first MLS start with a goal in the fourth minute off a cross from right back James Riley. Chivas hardly threatened after that point, though, with the Earthquakes dominating the ball while seeking the equalizer. Dan Kennedy came up big a number of times to rob the hosts as part of his five-save outing, but there was nothing he could do to stop Gordon's free header, which prevented Chivas from what would have been a league-leading fourth road win.

Here are the match highlights:

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5 Responses to Late Gordon goal helps Quakes tie Chivas

  1. freddie footballer says:

    Nice way to finish for the Quakes, but we really should have beaten a poor Chivas team, at home.

  2. ex_sweeper says:

    Quakes are reverting to their pattern from last year of giving up goals early in a game. Please get well quickly, Victor Bernardez! We need you back in the center defense to cover for those gaping holes that appear when Ramiro gets stranded upfield.

  3. Missing Bernandez! says:

    Frustrating game Quakes controlled the game and set up several great opportunities. Great game by Kennedy. It felt like Lenny & Wondo were a off just a bit, but its good to be reassured Wondo is human and not a robot. lol

  4. Modibo says:

    Golden Gordon! Michael Palin could make his story into an absolutely ripping yarn.

  5. WK says:

    when he plays, he scores- for the Earthquakes at least! hope he stays healthy- he’s really done pretty well with his hold up play and passing in the few minutes played so far this year.

    nice to avoid a second straight loss, and even w/ 2 games in-hand on RSL, just HATE not to win at home- especially with LA and SKC later this month