Photo: Kandy Ibañez
SAN JOSE, Ca. The San Jose Earthquakes came from behind to defeat the LA Galaxy 2-1 Saturday night at Stanford Stadium in front of 50,617 fans with Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Shea Salinas each tallying goals. With the result, the Quakes are now undefeated in five of the six California Clasicos at Stanford Stadium (4-1-1) and have come back in all four wins.
The Galaxy opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Jelle Van Damme, but Wondolowski equalized the match in the 75th minute from goalkeeper David Bingham’s assist, scoring his ninth career goal against LA. Bingham’s assist was the second of the goalkeeper’s career, having previously assisted another Wondolowski goal in his MLS debut on Oct. 8, 2011 against the New England Revolution.
Salinas secured the victory for the Quakes in the final moments of the match, finding the back of the net in the third minute of stoppage time. This is the second time that Salinas has scored in injury time in a California Clasico at Stanford Stadium, previously scoring in 2013’s 3-2 comeback victory.
Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill earned his first MLS start in tonight’s match, and midfielder Lindo Mfeka made his MLS debut, entering the match as a substitute in stoppage time.
The Earthquakes will now hit the road to face expansion side Atlanta United FC on July 4 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The match will kick off at 4:45 p.m.