Goonies never say die.
It was the refrain for the San Jose Earthquakes during the Supporters' Shield winning season back in 2012 and some of that magic came back on Saturday night during their game against the LA Galaxy in MLS Heineken Rivalry Week Edición Especial as Chad Barrett equalized the score at 1-1 in the 90th minute. The teams finished the game at that scoreline.
One of the heroes during that 2012 season, Shea Salinas, sent in a free kick that found its way to a leaping Barrett. The former LA Galaxy striker headed it home after seeing two of his earlier shots hit the crossbar.
Giovani dos Santos scored the opener, providing a goal off his head after Steven Gerrard sent in a beautiful cross from the right wing. The Mexican international now has seven goals this season to pace the five-time MLS Cup champions.
LA – Giovani dos Santos (assisted by Steven Gerrard) 69’
SJ – Chad Barrett (assisted by Shea Salinas) 90’
LA – Jelle Van Damme (caution) 45’+1’
LA – Giovani dos Santos (caution) 89’
LA – Ashley Cole (caution) 90’+6’
LA – Ashley Cole (ejection) 90’+7’
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; A.J. DeLaGarza, Dave Romney, Jelle Van Damme, Ashley Cole; Jeff Larentowicz, Nigel de Jong; Giovani dos Santos, Steven Gerrard © (Baggio Husidic 87’), Mike Magee (Sebastian Lletget 81’); Alan Gordon (Jack McBean 81’).
Substitutions not used: Clement Diop, Rafael Garcia, Emmanuel Boateng.
Head Coach: Bruce Arena
SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; CORNERS: 0; OFFSIDES: 4; SAVES: 5
San Jose Earthquakes: David Bingham; Victor Bernardez © (Chad Barrett 9’), Kofi Sarkodie (Adam Jahn 81’), Marvell Wynne, Shaun Francis; Matias Perez Garcia (Shea Salinas 61’), Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Alberto Quintero; Quincy Amarikwa, Simon Dawkins
Substitutions not used: Tommy Thompson, Innocent, Cordell Cato, Andrew Tarbell
Head Coach: Dominic Kinnear
SHOTS: 22; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; CORNERS: 7; OFFSIDES: 2; SAVES: 5
Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland and Kathryn Nesbitt
4th Official: Alex Chilowicz