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Fantastic Finish Lifts San Jose Earthquakes Past L.A. Galaxy

First, Shea Salinas punched in to equalize in the 92nd minute. Then the Earthquakes struck again in extra time, with Alan Gordon heading in the match winner to the delight of an absolutely mad crowd.

Some shambolic defending facilitates this extra-time comeback from San Jose—there are multiple flat-footed backs on both goals—but the enthusiasm in the stadium and the booth is commensurate with the goals. That's really all one can ask for from a dramatic soccer match, especially on a day when a fantastic goal got no-sold, and it's doubly impressive because the 'Quakes were at Stanford Stadium, not their much smaller home digs at Buck Shaw Stadium, to accomodate what's called the California Clásico.


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