June 26, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez (26) kicks the ball against the Seattle Sounders during the first half at Kezar Stadium. The Seattle Sounders defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Quakes Strike Late in First Leg of Aggregate vs. Galaxy


 

Wow, they really took it to the final minute, literally! In a generally exciting game, the Galaxy had many more opportunities to score, but came up short. In the final minutes, Victor Bernardez was able to score a clutch goal to put the Quakes up 1-0, eventually resulting in a victory for his team.

This is a huge win for the Quakes, as they looked slow out there. Although they are first in the league, they still struggled to beat the Galaxy, who barely made the playoffs.

The Quakes barely controlled any possession at 42%, which is not like their regular selves. Luckily, however, their experience kicked in, and they were able to put away the Galaxy four minutes into the stoppage time.

In these MLS playoffs, players can easily shift from good to bad, and from bad to good. On this night, the Galaxy was looking pretty good.

Their goal next game should be to shutout the Quakes, but they need at least two goals if they want to advance after two regular games.

For the Quakes, Wondolowski has to be a leader and step up. They are counting on his big, strong and powerful kick to push through the fatigue and into a championship. Hopefully this will be the year for the Quakes, and this year will be EVEN MORE legendary than it already has been. On this night, the Quakes barely escaped with a victory, but they can’t count on this shabby style of play to carry through next game. They will have to step it up if they want to take down Beckham and the Galaxy.

Stay tuned for game two coverage, fans!

Tags: Chris Wondolowski David Beckham LA Galaxy San Jose Earthquakes Victor Bernardez