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Played
October 21, 2012 7:08 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 10744‎
 

San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 LA Galaxy: Wondolowski one goal from league record

The prolific striker is set up for a chance at league history in San Jose's season finale.

By Seth Vertelney

The LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium, in a match that saw Chris Wondolowski move to within one goal of tying the MLS all-time single-season scoring record

The first half passed with the Galaxy seeing the better of the chances, but Jon Busch held firm in the San Jose net to ensure the match would enter the half scoreless.

The second half would be a different story. The Galaxy opened the scoring in the 59th minute when Robbie Keane finished from close range after a cross bounced off two Earthquakes defenders. The lead only lasted two minutes, thanks to Marvin Chavez's outstanding free-kick from 25 yards out.

The Galaxy regained the lead in the 69th minute when Edson Buddle got on the end of a Sean Franklin cross to nod home. It was just the third goal of the season for Buddle, who has battled injury and poor form all year long.

Wondolowski's clever header just a few minutes later meant the game would end at 2-2. It was the striker's 26th goal of the season, and he now sits one behind Roy Lassiter's record of 27, with one game left to play.

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San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
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-
Ramiro Corrales
Defender
73′
 - 
2
Justin Morrow
Defender
 - 
5
V. Bernárdez
Defender
 - 
33
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
61′ 83′
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8
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Simon Dawkins
Striker
65′
 - 
16
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Los Angeles Galaxy

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12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
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2
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
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8
 - 
9
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
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19
Juninho
Midfielder
70′
 - 
7
 - 
9

Substitutes

22
Evan Newton
Goalkeeper
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24
Jed Zayner
Defender
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3
Ike Opara
Defender
73′
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
17
Sam Garza
Midfielder
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6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
65′
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Substitutes

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1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
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27
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Bryan Gaul
Defender
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12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
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-
 - 
33

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Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2