November 07, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez (4) kicks the ball against San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart (24) during the first half at Buck Shaw Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Galaxy Eliminate Earthquakes From Playoffs With Dominating Performance


The Earthquakes came in looking very confident and feeling good about themselves; playing in a home game with a chance to ice the series and move on to play the next team that they have to face. Not anymore! Beckham and his Galaxy weren’t ready to relinquish their title just yet, and they edged the best team in the league to move on to the next round in these MLS playoffs. On any normal night, the Quakes would have beat the Galaxy, but that’s the magic of playoffs. Expect the unexpected.

Robbie Keane, who scored two goals for the Galaxy, will sleep very well tonight knowing he put away the best team in the MLS. His teammates will respect him more, and he will get a huge ovation back in LA. Mike Magee scored LA’s 3rd goal, and Alan Gordon scored San Jose’s only goal.

In the final minutes including stoppage time, the Quakes desperately tried to scored, but unfortunately, Omar Gonzales kept on interfering with the passes, and they weren’t able to get it inside to Alan Gordon.

Wondolowski made a beautiful pass to his teammate Ike Opara who had the perfect shot, but it was just high of the goal. The Quakes controlled 65% of the possession, but unfortunately, they couldn’t do enough to knock off the defending champions.

A good season for the Quakes, and they will likely be the next dynasty. Their first title, however, just wouldn’t come this year, as the Galaxy sent them golfing a bit early.

We thank the Quakes for a great season and with them the best of luck next year. Keep coming for weekly updates on how your Quakes are doing.

Tags: Alan Gordon Chris Wondolowski David Beckham Los Angeles Galaxy Robbie Keane San Jose Earthquakes

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