The game in 200 words (or less): New England Revolution fell to defeat earlier Saturday evening, but San Jose Earthquakes avoided the same fate in the night’s final game, although Matias Almeyda’s side will feel they left plenty of the table after holding a lead inside the game’s final half-hour but ultimately failing to see if across the finish line. Magnus Eriksson put San Jose ahead just before halftime, but Columbus dominated the run of play in the second half and were fully deserving of the point, if not more. Gyasi Zardes equalized in the 65th minute, preventing San Jose from becoming the second team in MLS to reach the 40-point mark this season. Alas, they sit second in the Western Conference anyway and have lost just one of their last 12 games (eight wins).
Three moments that mattered
41′ — Eriksson converts from the spot for 1-0 — It took 23 games, but the Quakes finally earned — and converted — their first penalty kick of the 2019 season.
65′ — Zardes pulls Columbus level with an unstoppable header — Zardes is an excellent finished with his head, so maybe defenders shouldn’t peel away from him at the top of the six-yard box. It’s just a thought.
90’+3 — Room denies Wondolowski with time winding down — Eloy Room was asked to save the day on a number of occasions late in the game, and he did so each and every time, including a stellar save against Chris Wondolowski.
Man of the match: Eloy Room
Goalscorers: Eriksson (41′ – PK), Zardes (65′)