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After blowing leads in their previous two meetings against San Jose this season, the Los Angeles Galaxy went into Sunday’s battle against the Earthquakes knowing they couldn’t afford to let up even if they took a lead on San Jose.
Unfortunately for the Galaxy, they became the latest in a long line of teams that simply couldn’t hold a second-half lead against the Earthquakes.
Chris Wondolowski’s header in the 73rd minute helped the Earthquakes secure a 2-2 draw against the Galaxy at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The goal also pulled Wondolowski to within a goal of Roy Lassiter’s MLS record for goals in a season (27).
The Galaxy jumped out in the first half and created a majority of the quality chances, but much like they did against Real Salt Lake before the international break, the Galaxy couldn’t do a good job of converting those chances.
After a scoreless first half, the Galaxy broke through in the 59th minute when Robbie Keane pounced on a loose ball that Justin Morrow was too slow to deal with. The Earthquakes answered right back just two minutes later with a beautiful free kick.
Edson Buddle gave the Galaxy a 2-1 lead when he headed home a Sean Franklin cross, but the lead only held up for four minutes before Wondolowski fought through a sea of bodies on a corner kick to head home the equalizer.
Here are the match highlights:
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