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Gibbs’ equalizer offsets Wondolowski’s goal in Chicago-San Jose draw

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On two occasions the San Jose Earthquakes took one-goal leads at Toyota Park, but on both occassions, the Chicago Fire answered quickly.

Cory Gibbs' diving header in the 80th minute rescued the Chicago Fire and forced a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

Gibbs connected with Baggio Husidic's cross to level the score just six minutes after U.S. national team striker Chris Wondolowski scored his sixth goal of the season, heading home Anthony Ampaipitakwong's cross.

Ampaipitakwong, a halftime substitute, also assisted on San Jose's first goal, when Ramiro Corrales headed home his corner kick. Dominic Oduro scored eight minutes later though, tapping home a sitter off of Cristian Nazarit's deflected shot. The tie for Chicago (1-4-6) extends its winless streak to nine games, while San Jose (3-4-4) hasn't lost in its last four matches.


  1. Gibbs is 31.

    Given his career, body and skill set the US player he most resembles is Boca who is 32.

    Why do we need a less experienced, only one year younger, version of Boca?

    If you want retreads go for Convey or better yet convert Rogers to left back.

  2. Cory Gibbs, Possible U.S. Left back candidate? Just throwing that out there. The guy was slated to go the 2006 World Cup before he got injured.

  3. Once again the Fire got burned on a corner kick. The Quakes 2nd goal was nice but we can’t allow that cross. I can’t imagine a better goal this week than Gibbs’ diving header. Play started by Pappa, who is proving to be one of the strongest players in the league. Nice layoff to Husidic who made a brilliant cross. But the finish is highlight material. Why do the opponents have to score to light a fire under the Fire?

  4. Great goals by the Quakes (Gibbs’ header was too) and a good performance by Ampai. A point on the road and all that, but still disappointing not to take all three after going ahead twice.


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