Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Cory Hertzog's second-half tally salvaged a
point for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in a gritty 1-1 draw with the
San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium.
San Jose was on the front foot early on and had a great chance just five
minutes into the match when Chris Wondolowski got free in the Vancouver box
and ripped a shot on net, but it was straight at Vancouver goalkeeper Joe
The hosts would strike first, however, in the 18th minute as Wondolowski
collected a loose ball on the right side of the Whitecaps penalty area and
powered a rising shot over Cannon and into the top right corner for the 1-0
Both teams had several chances to find the back of the net, but San Jose held
its lead and went into the intermission on top.
After the break, Vancouver found its equalizer in the 62nd minute when Hertzog
jumped on a rebound from a blocked shot in the San Jose penalty area and slid
it past 'Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch to put the sides back on level terms.
Both clubs pushed numbers forward in search of a winner and San Jose had a
great chance to find another goal with 20 minutes to play as Steven Lenhart
got his head to a cross from Sam Cronin, but directed it just wide of Cannon's
The result sees Vancouver stay in fifth place in the Western Conference on six
points from four matches, while the Earthquakes sit in fourth place with seven
points from five games.
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