LA and San Jose play exciting draw

ByAssociated Press ESPN logo
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

CARSON, Calif. -- Gyasi Zardes scored his sixth goal in his last six games as the Los Angeles Galaxy tied the San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 in the California Clasico on Friday night.

It was the first game for the Galaxy since Landon Donovan announced his retirement from professional soccer at the end of the 2014 season.

Los Angeles (9-4-7) controlled the ball for the majority of the game, but San Jose (6-8-6) scored twice on counter-attacks.

Zardes had a deflected shot land at his feet in the 29th minute and calmly buried it into the back of the net. Los Angeles' Omar Gonzalez sent in a low angled header off a corner kick in the 49th minute to tie it at 2.

Chris Wondolowski angled in a goal from the corner of the 6-yard box in the 18th minute for San Jose. He flicked a ball to Matias Perez Garcia, who was making his MLS debut, in the 31st minute to give the Earthquakes a 2-1 advantage.

Wondolowski has three goals and three assists in five games since returning from the World Cup.