Steven Lenhart scored a pair of goals, the second of which came in the third minute of stoppage time, to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. Both goals came off assists from Marvin Chavez.
Both goals were impressive, but the second one was especially so. Chavez spun around several defenders, then sent in a left-footed cross from about 35 yards out. Lenhart fought off a pair of Union defenders and was able to head it past Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
The Union had appeared poised to salvage a point when Gabriel Gomez scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute. Gomez was able to collect a loose ball around the edge of the penalty area and was able to beat Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch inside the near post.
Lenhart had given the Earthquakes the first lead of the game about seven minutes earlier. The big forward got his head on the end of a Marvin Chavez cross in the 76th minute. The play was started on a nice entry pass from Chris Wondolowsk, who fed Chavez inside the penalty area.
That the Earthquakes ultimately found the winner was probably justice. In the 90th minute, Ike Opara had appeared to give the Earthquakes the lead, but his goal was incorrectly ruled offside.