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MLS Game Summary - San Jose at Colorado



(Wednesday, June 20, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: San Jose 2, Colorado 1

Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - Chris Wondolowski's stoppage-time penalty kick helped the San Jose Earthquakes complete a 2-1 comeback win over the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday.

Brian Mullan's first-half goal for the Rapids held up until the 84th minute, when substitute Alan Gordon netted the equalizer for the Earthquakes.

And Gordon's impact was felt again in the 90th minute when he drew a foul on Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens inside the area, allowing Wondolowski to fire home the winner from the penalty spot.

Pickens was called upon after three minutes when a bullet of a free kick from Victor Bernardez forced the 'keeper to tip the ball over the crossbar.

But Colorado gradually took control and went in front in the 18th minute when a right-wing cross from Hunter Freeman was delivered to the back post for Mullan, who sent a looping header back across the face of goal and into the net.

Edu nearly made it 2-0 to the Rapids a few minutes later when his deflected shot struck the outside of the post.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham did well to keep out a free kick from Martin Rivero, with Pickens producing an even better save at the other end to deny San Jose's Steven Lenhart.

Colorado looked poised to see out the game with Mullan's goal providing the difference, but substitute Shea Salinas set up Lenhart, who turned a shot on goal that Pickens parried. Unfortunately for the Rapids, the rebound fell to Gordon for an easy finish from close range with six minutes to play.

The late equalizer would have been deflating enough, but the Earthquakes stole all three points in stoppage time when Gordon worked his way into the penalty area and was brought down by Pickens.

Wondolowski didn't have a huge impact on the match, but he kept his nerve from the spot and fired a shot high into the net over the diving Pickens.

San Jose has now lost once in its last five games, while the Rapids suffered their second successive defeat.

06/20 23:54:25 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
WAS 4
CAR 2
 
Final
TAM 8
BOS 11
Final
STL 2
MIA 3
Final
WAS 0
NYM 2
Final
MIN 3
NYY 1
Final
DET 3
PIT 7
Final
BAL 3
TAM 4
Final
TOR 10
PHI 6
Final
TEX 10
CHC 15
Final
LOS 1
CWS 2
Final
MIL 4
CIN 10
Final
SFG 4
COL 3
Final
CLE 8
SEA 6
Final
ANA 10
OAK 13
Final
ARI 8
TEX 7
9th
ATL 5
HOU 8
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
KAN
 
3rd
DET 76
ATL 72
 
3rd
BRK 65
IND 66
 
2nd
MIA 37
SAN 39
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
TEMPL 57
MIAMI 60
 
Final
EVAN 79
TENNM 66
 
1st
NARZ 0
YALE 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ODU
STAN
3rd
WAS 4
CAR 2
 
3rd
BOS 1
FLA 2
 
3rd
CLB 2
NJD 1
 
2nd
DET 1
OTT 0
 
2nd Intermission
TOR 2
TAM 1
 
2nd
WIN 2
NYR 1
 
2nd
NAS 2
VAN 0