Fives are wild as Metros, Quakes draw
May 9, 2004
The wildest game in Metro history ended when Cornell Glen flicked in an Eddie Gaven pass in the dying minutes of regulation to give the Metros a 5:5 tie in San Jose. The ten goals equal the highest total in a Metro game ever and is the largest tie in MLS history.
The Metros made three changes from last week; Tenywa Bonseu replaced the injured Jeff Parke, Ricardo Clark came back to the starting lineup at the expense of Mark Lisi, and Glen made his first start of the season for Sergio Galvan Rey. And it was Glen who got the Metros on the board in the sixth minute, taking a ball at the center circle, dribbling a quarter of the field, then striking a perfect ball low to the right into the San Jose net.
San Jose answered with the two next goals, first with Brian Ching in the 12th, and then Chris Brown in the 24th beating Jonny Walker, both from close to the edge of the box with Walker not being able to do much to save the precise shots. But just a minute after the Quakes took the lead, it was Joselito Vaca joining Glen with his first career Metro goal, this one also coming from way outside the box, but from the right side, beating Pat Onstad in the upper left corner.
The crazy half continued when Landon Donovan used a deflection three minutes from the interval to put another one into the Metro net. Thankfully, the Metros replied right away, Fabian Taylor scoring a goal very similar to Vaca's, from almost the same spot, and into the same corner. The three goals from outside the box for the Metro was at least equal to the total from all of last year.
The second half saw much of the same. After a penalty kick call on the Metros was correctly called back and made a free kick, a minute later Kevin Terry decided that the game needs a PK after all, and called one after minimal contact by Ricardo Clark. Ronnie Ekelund made it 4:3 in the 57th minute. This time, the Metros couldn't reply right away, and two minutes later, Craig Waibel put his head on a free kick to give the Quakes a two-goal lead.
But the Metros didn't die. In the 63rd minute, Glen was hacked down by Cowhead Agoos in the box, and Amado Guevara calmly converted the penalty kick. As San Jose continued to pressure offensively, the Metros got their chances on the other end, and in the last minute of regulation, Gaven sent a perfect pass onto an onrushing Glen, who flawlessly back-heeled it past the hopeless, terrible, overrated Onstad. The end.
Lineup: Walker, Leitch, Pope, Bonseu, Ziadie, Clark, Gaven, Vaca, Guevara, Glen, Taylor. Subs: Wolyniec, Galvan Rey, Lisi.