SEATTLE – Kelvin Leerdam and Harry Shipp scored in a two-minute span midway through the second half as the Seattle Sounders rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Wednesday night.
Shea Salinas scored in the 34th and 53rd minute for San Jose (2-5-1), which now has a result in three of its past four games after a 0-4 start.
The Sounders (5-1-2), routed 4-1 at Los Angeles FC on Sunday for their first loss of the season, got on the board in the 65th minute. Nicolas Lodeiro sent a corner kick from the left side into the penalty area. Kim Kee-hee flicked it toward the center of the box, and Leerdam’s diving header went into the back right side for his third goal of the year.
Shipp tied it less than two minutes later. Lodeiro received a throw-in on the left side and passed it across the box. Shipp, playing 12 yards in front of the net, settled it and threaded a shot around two players and into the back right corner.
Salinas’ two goals, the first of which was deflected in off goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s outstretched left hand, and the second of which was into a wide-open net from 8 yards in front, were his third and fourth of the year.