Lenhart's late equalizer caps another Earthquakes stoppage-time comeback

Lenhart's late equalizer caps another Earthquakes stoppage-time comeback

MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Lenhart's late equalizer caps another Earthquakes stoppage-time comeback

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For more than 90 minutes on Saturday night, Sean Johnson was a wall the San jose Earthquakes simply couldn't get past. The Chicago Fire goalkeeper was enjoying a dream game and looked like he was on his way to another shutout win.

An inordinate amount of stoppage time, and San Jose's penchant for late goals spoiled the night for Johnson and the Fire. A long Shea Salinas pass in the eighth minute of stoppage time found Chris Wondolowski, who chested a pass into the path of Steven Lenhart, who blasted home an equalizer to give the Earthquakes a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium.

The Fire opened the scoring in the 37th minute when Chris Rolfe hit a perfect toe-poke shot over former Fire teammate Jon Busch from 20 yards out to make the score 1-0.

San Jose had plenty of chances to equalize, but could not beat Johnson, who made a plethora of outstanding saves, finishing with ten saves on the night.

The Earthquakes looked like they would run out of time, but a stoppage time red card issued to Alan Gordon extended play beyond the initial five minutes of stoppage time, giving the Earthquakes just enough to find another late-game goal and avoid defeat at home.

Here are the match highlights:

 

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