Crew settles for 3-3 tie with San Jose; gets a point

Francisco Calvo found the net with two late headers — including an equalizer in the sixth minute of stoppage time — as the 10-man San Jose Earthquakes rallied from a two-goal deficit to salvage a wild 3-3 draw against the Columbus Crew Saturday at PayPal Park.

Calvo’s brace matched that of Columbus playmaker Lucas Zelarayan, whose gorgeous free kick from distance gave the Crew a 3-1 lead with 17 minutes plus stoppage time remaining.

But twice Calvo met set-piece delivers from Jan Gregus, the first on a free kick from the left wing and the second on a last-gasp corner kick from the right, to give the Quakes their first point of the new campaign.

Cristian Espinoza converted an early penalty to give San Jose an early lead, a spot kick awarded by referee Guido Gonzalez Jr. following a Video Review.

The game tilted the visitors’ direction on another Video Review when Jamiro Monteiro was dismissed in the 33rd minute for his studs-up challenge into Darlington Nagbe‘s leg.

That set off three consecutive Crew goals, with substitute Gyasi Zardes’ first of the season sandwiched by Zelarayan’s pair before Calvo came up with the late heroics for the Quakes.

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