Just five days after the Chicago Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes in penalties in US Open Cup play at Buck Shaw Stadium, the two teams were back for part two Saturday night in MLS play, finishing with a 2-2 draw in front of nearly 12,000 fans at Toyota Park in Chicago.
All four of the game’s goals came in the second half where San Jose midfielder Ramiro Carrales put the Quakes ahead in the 50th minute when he headed home an Anthony Ampaipitakwong corner kick. Dominic Oduro tied the game up just six minutes later for the Fire when Cristian Nazarit’s low shot from the top of the box deflected off of an Earthquake defender then hit off the left and right posts before rolling into the middle. From there Oduro was simply left with a tap in to make in 1-1.
Both teams continued their attacks, with Chris Wondolowski breaking through in the 74th with another beautfully executed header, his sixth goal of the season. Then the Fire’s Cory Gibbs received Baggio Husidic’s cross, putting a diving header inside the near post for his second career MLS goal and first in as part of the Fire.
The Quakes now have a record of 3-4-4 with 13 points and a goal differential of zero. They remain second to last in the Western Conference.
SJ — Ramiro Corrales 1 (Anthony Ampaipitakwong 1) 49
CHI — Dominic Oduro 3 (Cristian Nazarit 1) 57
SJ — Chris Wondolowski 6 (Anthony Ampaipitakwong 2, Ramiro Corrales 2) 74
CHI — Cory Gibbs 1 (Baggio Husidic 1, Marco Pappa 2) 80