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RSL Rewind: San Jose mounts second half comeback to draw RSL 3-3

27 August 12:29 pm

RSL Rewind: San Jose mounts second half comeback to draw RSL 3-3

By Jane Sexton

Real Salt Lake will look to bounce back from its 2-1 defeat at the hands of FC Dallas on Saturday, when it takes on San Jose Earthquakes at 8:30 p.m. MT at Buck Shaw Stadium on CW30.

Real Salt Lake and San Jose played to a wild 3-3 draw the last time they met on March 15 in RSL’s second game of the 2014 season. San Jose took an early lead, getting a sixth minute goal from FW Chris Wondolowski to go up 1-0. RSL hit back with three unanswered goals before halftime, with Captain Kyle Beckerman equalizing with a fantastic 11th minute strike before forward Joao Plata scored in the 32nd and midfielder Luke Mulholland tallied in first half stoppage time to give RSL a 3-1 lead at the break. Unfortunately, the Claret-and-Cobalt couldn’t hold onto its advantage, with defender Victor Bernardez scoring in the 75th and 95th to give the Quakes a result.

Saturday’s match will be a critical one as the playoff race in the Western Conference heats up in the final stretch of the season. San Jose has struggled recently, going winless in its last four matches for an eighth-place spot in the west. But San Jose can never be discounted, as the last match between the two sides proved all too well. Check out the March 15 match highlights above.