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Earthquakes Top Sounders, 4-3 (2OT)

July 18, 2002

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SEATTLE (AP) _ Ariel Graziani scored in the second overtime to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 4-3 victory over the A-League’s Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.

With goalkeeper Preston Burpo down after deflecting a shot, Graziani took the rebound and scored in the 120th minute.

San Jose, the defending MLS champion, advanced to a home quarterfinal game Aug. 7 against the Los Angeles Galaxy, a 4-0 winner at Minnesota on Wednesday night.

San Jose’s Ronnie Ekelund tied it at 3 in the 78th minute, ripping a penalty kick past Burpo. Ekelund also scored in the 30th minute, 10 minutes after entering the game as an injury replacement for Richard Mulrooney.

San Jose played without Jeff Agoos, sidelined by a strained right calf, and U.S. World Cup teammate Landon Donovan didn’t enter the game until the 65th minute.

The Sounders opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Andrew Gregor fired a 35-yard free kick in the upper right corner of the net, just out of goalkeeper Jon Conway’s reach.

San Jose took a 2-1 lead on Ekelund’s first goal and Dwayne De Rosario’s strike in the 39th minute. Seattle tied it on Gregor’s header in the 58th minute, and took the lead on Brian Ching’s header in the 60th.

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