San Jose Comes Back

Scores from midweek MLS action.

Chivas USA's Juan Pablo Angel scored in a 1-1 draw with New York on May 23, 2012.  Credit: Howard C. Smith -

The story of the Wednesday night MLS games turned out to be the late show, with San Jose getting a 3-2 win over Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center.  Hector Jimenez opened the scoring for the Galaxy three minutes in, but would be sent off in the 59th minute.  LA's Mike Magee doubled the lead in the 73rd.  San Jose got a goal three minutes later through Steven Lenhart and were level when Khari Stephenson scored in the 82nd.  Four minutes into stoppage time, Alan Gordon scored the winner. 

“Personally, after all that I’ve been through, it felt great to score that goal," Gordon said. "I have no hard feelings from my time with the Galaxy and I mean no disrespect to the organization, but for me, personally, this is one that I will remember."

LA's other team ended New York's win streak in a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena.  Chivas USA's Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 47th minute with Kenny Cooper equalizing for New York in the 56th.  At Toyota Park, the Chicago Fire beat FC Dallas 2-1.  Dallas's Matt Hedges opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Sebastian Grazzini equalizing for the Fire in the 45th.  The teams traded penalties in the second-half with Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson saving Blas Perez's attempt in the 50th minute.  Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman blocked Grazzini's penalty in the 62nd minute, but Marco Pappa put in the rebound.  Pappa had entered the box early, but the referee missed the infraction.

Goals from Justin Meram (15th) and Emilio Renteria (76th) saw Columbus shutout Seattle at CenturyLink Field.  Seattle had by far the highest gate at 38,311 in an underwhelming Wednesday from an attendance perspective.  LA – SJ drew 16,512, NY – Chivas USA 13,919, and Chicago – Dallas 11,947.

Toronto qualified for the Champions League with a 1-0 win on the night and a 2-1 win on aggregate over Vancouver in the Canadian Championship.

2 Responses to San Jose Comes Back

  1. Drederick says:

    Califf’s arm hair is rather noticeable in that pic.

  2. Juan Pablo’s goal was so thrilling that Califf’s arm hairs gave him a standing ovation. :-)