The come-from-behind win: it has been a theme for the San Jose Earthquakes this season, and in Sunday night's 4-3 win in the California Classico over the L.A. Galaxy, it was just another day at work.
Steven Lenhart put the Quakes up in the 6th minute with a putback goal, but the Galaxy quickly rallied off three straight goals - a gorgeous free kick that proved why David Beckham is still one of the most dangerous strikers in the world, and two costly mistakes that ended up with the ball past Quakes' goalie David Bingham.
But a 3-1 lead was just about as comfortable as Beckham and the Galaxy would get, as the Earthquakes proved their resilience. Victor Bernardez netted his first career MLS goal in the 44th minute to cut the lead in half with a beautiful redirection off of a Martin Chavez corner.
Then, just a minute into the second half, Sam Cronin tied the match, thanks to a beautiful lead from Steven Beitashour and an even nicer play by Steven Leinhart, who faked the defenders into thinking that he would catch the pass.