By The Sports Xchange
The San Jose Earthquakes salvaged a draw in miracle fashion for the second game in a row, scoring at the end of stoppage time to tie FC Dallas 1-1 on Friday night at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
This time, it was Jahmir Hyka who netted the equalizer, beating FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez in the fourth minute of extra time.
The goal was assisted by a header from Chris Wondolowski, who scored in the 90th minute against Seattle Sounders FC last weekend.
FC Dallas appeared to be on its way to victory after Kellyn Acosta scored in the 78th minute, but it was not to be.
FC Dallas (3-0-2) had a chance to tie the Portland Timbers for first place in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. San Jose (2-2-2) avoided its third loss in four games and its first home loss.
FC Dallas had two opportunities to score in the opening minutes, but Roland Lamah’s shot from the left side missed to the right and Christian Colman’s blast from the right side sailed over the crossbar.
San Jose had several chances early in the first half, but Marco Urena and Darwin Ceren missed and Wondolowski’s shot was saved by Gonzalez.
Wondolowski had another chance early in the second half, but his header hit the crossbar. A follow-up shot by Hyka was saved by Gonzalez.
Lamah got another opportunity to score in the 60th minute, but his shot from the center of the box was saved by San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham.
FC Dallas finally broke when Acosta scored his second goal of the season, but Hyka answered in the final seconds.
San Jose attempted 13 shots and put five on goal. FC Dallas had 11 shots and three shots on goal.
Gonzales finished with four saves. Bingham had two