It was a beautiful night for some soccer action at Buck Shaw stadium this evening as the San Jose Earthquakes finished in a 2-2 draw with the Seattle Sounders. With the draw both teams gain a point in the Western Conference table, although the Sounders are still looking for their first win of the season.
It was a back and forth match all night as Seattle’s Brad Evans started off with an early goal, scoring from right in from of the goal in the 17th minute. The Earthquakes returned the favor as the 2010 Budweiser MLS Golden Boot Award winner Chris Wondolowski scored his third goal of the season in the 32nd minute from about 5 yards outside the penalty box and was assisted by Bobby Convey. The Sounders struck again right before the half as O’Brian White scored off of Seattle corner kick in the 43rd minute, assisted by Steve Zakuni.
Khari Stephenson brought the Quakes back in the 52nd minute as he blasted one form about 10 yards outside the box to tie it up at 2 apiece. Stephenson’s goal was the first by a player not names Chris Wondolowski in the last 13 scored by San Jose; good to know that they can get goals from players other than Wondo.
Chris Leitch drew a yellow card in the 7th minute of the game for the Earthquakes while Nate Jaqua and Leonardo Gonzales were also booked in the 71st and 80th minute respectively. San Jose led 11-6 in corner kicks for the game, although Seattle had one more shot on goal 9-8.
The Quakes will now get ready to host Toronto FC at Buck Shaw Stadium next Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with coverage on the Direct Kick channel as well as MLS MatchDay (for paid subscribers). Stay with SB Nation Bay Area for complete Earthquakes coverage.