SJ Earthquakes draw with Sounders FC —

4 04 2011

It’s good to be back at Buck Shaw stadium covering the San Jose Earthquakes in 2011. The Quakes entered this week’s game against Seattle at 1-1 after dropping the opener to Real Salt Lake and riding two scores by Wondo to beat Dallas. Anyways, below you find some post-game comments by Khari Stephenson, who had a wonderstrike of a goal to equalize the game in the 52nd minute.

One other note before you take off — I do most of my tweeting from the Santa Clara press box and if you’re not following me yet … what the hell! I come up with some mighty interesting tweets. The Twitter feed is @julitolara. Check out some of these delicious morsels.

Here’s the excerpt:

Don’t adjust your newspapers. It is true. Someone other than Chris Wondolowski has finally scored in a regular season match for the San Jose Earthquakes.

It’s a good thing too, considering that if San Jose’s trend had held true against the Seattle Sounders Saturday night, the Earthquakes would have lost.

But San Jose showed good resiliency, twice erasing one-goal deficits to earn a 2-2 draw against their division rivals.

“Someone other than Wondo scored, thank God for that,” said San Jose head coach Frank Yallop.  “That’s a big thing for us. I think Chris feels relieved now.”

“It was an exciting game, I thought we felt a little unlucky we didn’t get the win tonight but to come back into the game, after being a goal down twice, which is good in any game so I’m very happy with the outcome and the performance,” he said.

The biggest goal of the game was also the most thrilling. It came in the 52nd minute with San Jose down 2-1 following a goal by O’Brian White in the 42nd minute. It was seven minutes into the second half that Khari Stephenson cocked back and let a 35-yard cracker fly to Kasey Keller’s far post. Keller got a fingertip on the shot, but it was too strong, and the goal equalized the game.

And you can read the rest of the story here.

We’ll see ya next weekend.

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