FINAL: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 3, LA GALAXY 2

San Jose Earthquakes
3- 2
LA Galaxy
SATURDAY, JUN 29 7:30PM PDT Stanford Stadium
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LA GALAXY INSIDER BLOG

BOX SCORE

LA Galaxy 2, San Jose Earthquakes 3
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Stanford Stadium – Palo Alto, Calif.

Scoring Summary:
LA – Marcelo Sarvas 2 (Robbie Keane 5, Landon Donovan 5) 20’
LA – Hector Jimenez 2 (Robbie Keane 6, Landon Donovan 6) 65’
SJ – Alan Gordon 1 (Shea Salinas 4) 68’
SJ – Shea Salinas 1 (Unassisted) 92+
SJ – Alan Gordon 2 (Sam Cronin 3) 93+

Misconduct Summary:
SJ - Victor Bernardez (Yellow Card) 69’
SJ – Victor Bernardez (Yellow Card/Red Card) 77’
LA – Marcelo Sarvas (Yellow Card) 79’
SJ – Alan Gordon (Yellow Card) 94+

Lineups:
LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini; Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant; Landon Donovan, Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho (Pablo Mastroeni 79’), Robbie Rogers (Hector Jimenez 64’); Robbie Keane©, Gyasi Zardes (Jack McBean 86’).

Subs Not Used: Brian Rowe, Tommy Meyer, Michael Stephens, Colin Clark.

San Jose Earthquakes: Jon Busch Steven Beitashour, Victor Bernardez, Jason Hernandez, Justin Morrow; Marvin Chavez, Sam Cronin, Rafael Baca (Adam Jahn 80’), Shea Salinas; Chris Wondolowski© , Steven Lenhart (Alan Gordon 64’).

Subs Not Used: David Bingham, Dan Gargan, Ramiro Corrales, Mehdi Ballouchy, Walter Martinez.

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson and Adam Garner
4th Official: Tyler Ploeger

Attendance: 50,028

Notes:

  • With the loss, the Galaxy are now 7-7-3 on the season for 24 points. They slip to fifth place in the Western Conference, one point behind fourth place Vancouver, who beat D.C. United 1-0 earlier in the day.
  • The Galaxy are now winless in their last four regular season games against the Earthquakes, going 0-3-1 in that time. They are also winless in their last eight trips to Northern California in the regular season going 0-5-3 in that time.
  • The loss snapped LA’s two-game unbeaten streak.
  • The Galaxy lost when scoring first for the first time this year. They are now 7-1-2 when scoring first compared to 0-6-0 when conceding first. This was the first time since October 6, 2012 that LA lost a game in which they led 1-0 and the first time since May 23, 2012 that they lost a game when leading 2-0.
  • This is the second consecutive year that the Galaxy have lost the first game of the year against San Jose 3-2 after leading 2-0, with the game-winner coming in second half stoppage time in each defeat.
  • This is also the second straight season in which the Galaxy lost their 17th game of the season, on the road, to the Earthquakes at Stanford Stadium.
  • Bruce Arena named an unchanged starting lineup from the team that beat Chivas USA 1-0 last Sunday. This was the first time since July 14 and July 18 last season that the Galaxy had named the same starting lineup in consecutive games, snapping a streak of 44 straight games in all competitions without doing so.
  • The only changes to the 18-man squad were the returns to the bench of Brian Perk and Colin Clark. They replaced Brian Rowe and Greg Cochrane.
  • For Perk, it was his first game back on the bench since suffering a concussion in a Reserve League game on June 15.
  • Marcelo Sarvas gave the Galaxy a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute, volleying a Robbie Keane pass past Jon Busch for his second goal of the season.
  • That goal was LA’s first earlier than the 44th minute in more than a month, dating back to the 4-0 win over Seattle on May 26. Prior to Sarvas’ goal, each of LA”s last three goals had been scored in the 44th minute or first half stoppage time.
  • Sarvas now has two goals in each of his two seasons with the Galaxy and the club is 2-1-1 when he scores a goal.
  • Keane and Landon Donovan were each credited with an assist on Sarvas’ opening goal.
  • Keane and Donovan combined again for LA’s second goal, setting up Hector Jimenez for his second goal of the season in the 65th minute.
  • Those two are now tied for the team lead with six assists each, one fewer than Sebastien Le Toux, who has an MLS-best seven assists this year.
  • Both of Jimenez’s goals this season have come on the road and two of his three career goals have come against the Earthquakes in games that finished 3-2 in favor of San Jose.
  • Alan Gordon pulled a goal back for the Earthquakes in the 68th minute, heading home a Shea Salinas cross to make the score 2-1.
  • That goal snapped LA’s streak of 248 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal, dating back to second half stoppage time against Real Salt Lake on June 8.
  • Victor Bernardez was shown his second yellow card of the game in the 77th minute, leading to a red card, which made him the fourth player to be sent off against the Galaxy this season. This was the first time that LA lost this season when their opponent finished with 10 men.
  • The Galaxy had five shots following Gordon’s goal, three of which forced saves from Jon Busch before San Jose equalized in stoppage time.
  • Salinas tied the score at 2-2, converting a rebound from close range in the second minute of stoppage time.
  • A minute later, Gordon scored the winner, heading in a Sam Cronin cross.
  • This was his second multi-goal game in five career games against the Galaxy. He now has six goals in those five games while also scoring once in the postseason. In 99 regular season games as a member of the Galaxy, Gordon had two multi-goal games.
  • Gordon was the third different player to score multiple goals in a game against the Galaxy this season. None of those three players started the game.
  • This was the first time this season that the Galaxy lost when scoring twice and the fourth time that they conceded three or more goals in a game, going 0-3-0 in those matches.
  • LA have now allowed the game-winning goal after the 75th minute in five of their seven losses this season with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time twice.
  • The Galaxy will be back in action on Thursday night when they return home to StubHub Center to take on the Columbus Crew. That game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.