When Danny Mwanga scored his second of two goals in the 62nd minute of the Portland Timbers' visit to San Jose on Wednesday night, the league-leading Earthquakes looked like they might just be ready to finally fall at home after 13 straight matches without a loss.
Then Chris Wondolowski showed up and the Earthquakes pulled off yet another comeback.
Playing in the rare role of second-half substitute, Wondolowski came off the bench and scored two goals, including a stoppage-header for the equalizer, as the Earthquakes rallied for a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Field on Wednesday night.
The comeback spoiled a special night for Mwanga, who enjoyed his best performance as a Timbers player since joining Portland via trade from the Philadelphia Union earlier in the season. Mwanga worked a give-and-go with Rodney Wallace before scoring his first goal just before halftime.
Mwanga made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute when he unleashed a 23-yard blast past Jon Busch to quiet the crowd in San Jose.
The Earthquakes didn't crumble though. They simply proceeded to pull off yet another comeback, with Wondolowski making it 2-1 in the 72nd minute with a slotted low shot past Joe Bendik off a pass from Steven Lenhart. Wondolowski delivered the equalizer in the 92nd minute when he headed home a cross deflected into his path by Portland's Hanyer Mosquera.
The win pushed San Jose three points clear of Sporting Kansas City in the race for the Supporters Shield, and nine points ahead of the Seattle Sounders for first place in the West.
Here are the match highlights:
What did you think of the match? Can you believe how many times San Jose has come back late in games this season? See some bright spots in the recent play of the Timbers? Wondering whether Timbers head coach Gavin Wilkinson was to blame for the team's collapse on Wednesday night?
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