Califf Helps Quakes Beat Galaxy 2-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Danny Califf scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute against his former team to lead the San Jose Earthquakes over the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 Saturday night.
Another former Galaxy player, Alejandro Moreno, scored San Jose’s first goal, in the 23rd minute. However, Landon Donovan, a former Earthquakes player, tied the game in the 37th minute.
Califf headed in Ronald Cerritos’ corner kick in the 75th minute for the win.
San Jose (12-4-8) solidified its hold on the MLS Western Conference, while Los Angeles (10-10-5) lost a chance to move into second place.
Herculez Gomez set up Donovan’s goal seconds after entering the game to replace an injured Jovan Kirovski (right knee contusion). Gomez passed to Donovan, who blasted a 22-yard shot past Earthquakes goalkeeper Pat Onstad for his 10th goal of the season.
San Jose scored the game’s first goal when Moreno headed in Mark Chung’s free kick for the Venezuelan’s sixth goal of the year.