Galaxy drop three goal lead in 3-3 draw with Earthquakes
Chris Wondolowski scored twice and the San Jose Earthquakes overcame a two-goal deficit to tie the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-3 on Saturday night in the second California Clasico of the season.
Wondolowski tied it on a penalty kick in the 69th minute. Danny Hoesen drew the penalty with a foul in the area against Michael Ciani. Wondolowski has 140 goals, five behind Landon Donovan’s MLS record.
Valeri Qazaishvili pulled the Earthquakes to 3-2 in the 39th minute with a right-footed shot from the top of the penalty arc.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring for the Galaxy just before the end of the first minute with a one-time volley of Chris Pontius’ header. Ibrahimovic made it 3-1 in the 25th minute with a free kick under the wall.
Wondolowski tied it at 1 in the 15th minute on a putback off his saved penalty attempt. Magnus Eriksson drew the foul against Bradford Jamieson in the area.
Romain Alessandrini made it 2-1 for the Galaxy in the 20th minute with a free kick from just outside the right side of the penalty area.