Mar 10, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Jose Earthquakes foward Chris Wondolowski (8) on offense against New York Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave (4) during the first half at Buck Shaw Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Late Magic Leads Quakes Over Red Bulls

Tonight, the rookie out of Stanford proved his worth to the Earthquakes as he scored his first career professional goal in just his second game. Yes, Adam Jahn was essential in a game like this: The Quakes escaped with the win, only beating the Red Bulls 2-1. The other goal was scored by none other than Chris Wondolowski in stoppage time, completing a stunning comeback.

In the first half of this game, the Red Bulls had the edge offensively, and they controlled most of the possession. The Quakes were down 1-0 at half time because of Eric Alexander’s goal just 17 minutes into the game. Luckily, however, they had gained some momentum, which carried into the second half.

In the second half, they gave all the fans quite a scare, not scoring until the 83 minute mark. Luckily, Chris Wondolowski was given a penalty kick. With him, you know that it’s difficult to stop his strong foot. He was able to connect and the Quakes stunned the Red Bulls in the final minutes of the game.

The offense was a bit cold tonight for the Quakes, who struggled until the late going, but it was the defensive effort that made a difference. Every time the Red Bulls had a perfect opportunity to score, the Quakes’ defense would lock down and not allow a goal.

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