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San Jose launches miracle comeback to defeat LA Galaxy

Poor finishing doomed the LA Galaxy tonight, leaving goals and points on the pitch in Stanford, CA. Alan Gordon notched a brace against his old club.


It was the most improbably of comebacks, as San Jose come back from 0-2 down to win 3-2 against the LA Galaxy Saturday night in Stanford, California. Alan Gordon notched a brace off the bench, as San Jose got the equalizer and the match winner down a man. In the end, it was poor finishing that doomed LA.

MLS is giving the Galaxy six big chances created. Six. When a club flubs two thirds of the big chances they create, they aren't having a good time. The two goal lead was deceptive, there were so many goals left on the pitch.

Gyasi Zardes, all alone in front of goal and hits the crossbar and into the stands. Marcelo Sarvas scores a goal, but has a header go wide right in front of goal. Robbie Rogers, left footed with no one in front of him and goes high and wide. Hector Jimenez scores a goal on his first touch, but then stutter steps his way out of a brace. That's not to mention Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane over passing themselves out of a goal.

True to form San Jose were caught offside nine times to none for the Galaxy. The LA Galaxy counters tonight didn't produce any goals but it did create a number of opportunities.

Alan Gordon came in and did exactly what he and Steven Lenhart do; aggressive plays on balls in the air. There should have been a push called on Gordon on the first goal, it wasn't. The second goal showed what that kind of aggression can buy a player.

The Galaxy played well, and showed a lot of weaknesses in this Earthquakes squad. Letting three points go due to poor finishing and a complete meltdown at the end simply isn't good enough. San Jose just bought their way back into the middle of the Western Conference pack. The Galaxy are going to have to do better to break away from it.