San Jose Earthquakes Own Goal Ties Match For Real Salt Lake

Sep 15, 2021, 10:23 PM
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San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Eric Remedi (5) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Jonathan Menendez (10) fight for the ball during the MLS pro soccer game between Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes on September 15, 2021 at PayPal Park in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake received a gift from the San Jose Earthquakes with an own goal in the second half.

The Quakes hosted RSL at PayPal Park in the Bay Area on Wednesday, September 15.

During the 71st minute of action, Real Salt Lake’s Justin Meram headed the ball towards the goal before a San Jose player deflected the shot back into the net.

The own goal tied the match at 3-3.


The first goal of the match came from San Jose’s Javier López during the 26th minute.

Rubio Rubin leveled the score for RSL with a header during added time at the end of the first half.

Early in the second half, Albert Rusnák gave Real Salt Lake its first lead of the match.

The lead was short lived as López scored his second goal a minute later.

In the 65th minute, López completed a hat trick with his third goal of the contest.

Real Salt Lake’s match against San Jose is broadcast on the KSL Sports app and on

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

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