Bobby Convey’s two goals led the San Jose Earthquakes to a shock 3-1 away win (3-2 on aggregate) over the New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Semi-Finals last night. The result sees the Quakes advance to the Eastern Finals against the winner of the Columbus Crew – Colorado Rapids home and away semi-final series.
Convey’s goals in the 6th and 77th minutes to put San Jose up 2-1 on aggregate. Juan Pablo Angel tied the series 2-2 in the 78th before MLS regular season scoring leader Chris Wondolowski notched the aggregate winner in the 81st minute
Marquee Red Bulls player Thierry Henry returned from an injury layoff as an 84th minute substitute but was largely ineffective.
SJ — Bobby Convey 1 (Scott Sealy 1, Ryan Johnson 1) 6
SJ — Bobby Convey 2 (Arturo Alvarez 1) 76
NY — Juan Pablo Angel 1 (Juan Agudelo 1) 78
SJ — Chris Wondolowski 1 (Bobby Convey 1) 81
San Jose Earthquakes — Jon Busch, Tim Ward, Jason Hernandez, Brandon McDonald, Ramiro Corrales (Eduardo 45), Chris Wondolowski, Sam Cronin, Scott Sealy, Bobby Convey, Geovanni (Arturo Alvarez 75), Ryan Johnson.
Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Burling, Chris Leitch, Brad Ring, Khari Stephenson, Brian Edwards.
New York Red Bulls — Bouna Coundoul, Chris Albright (Jeremy Hall 84), Carlos Mendes (Salou Ibrahim 84), Tim Ream, Roy Miller, Dane Richards, Joel Lindpere, Rafael Marquez, Mehdi Ballouchy, Juan Agudelo (Thierry Henry 84), Juan Pablo Angel.
Substitutes Not Used: Mike Petke, Carl Robinson, Tony Tchani, Greg Sutton.