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The San Jose Earthuakes pulled out a gutsy performance Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium as they scored an equalizer en route to a 3-3 tie against visiting Real Salt Lake. The 'Goonies' "never say die" attitude helped them prevail with a late goal by center back Victor Bernardez in the final seconds of stoppage time.
The Quakes were down in the start of the second half 3-1 before Coach Mark Watson made substitutions bringing in Alan Gordon and first round pick from this year's draft JJ Koval.
Although the Earthquakes missed out on chances to score in the first half, they found a way to capitalize in the last fifteen minutes of the game.
The squad suffered a key injury when Bernardez and defender Jason Hernandez collided with each other going for a ball and looked as if Hernandez suffered a leg injury as he had to be carried off the field. This injury added on to the already hurt bench of the Quakes with Clarence Goodson and Jordan Stewart sitting out for this match.
Shea Salinas had an outstanding game with two assists and constantly sending in beautiful balls to the box but the Quakes just couldn't turn them into goals. Chris Wondolowski added his first goal of the season and Bernardez finished it off with the last two.
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