kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Sports

Lenhart Leads Earthquakes Over Birmingham City, 4-0

View Comments
Steven Lenhart, acquired by the San Jose Earthquakes from the Columbus Crew. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Steven Lenhart, acquired by the San Jose Earthquakes from the Columbus Crew. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BIRMINGHAM CITY, England (CBS) – Steven Lenhart scored a brace to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 4-0 win against Birmingham City on Tuesday in an exhibition game.

Chris Wondolowski opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a header from close range. Joey Gjertsen initially played in a corner kick that was cleared back to him. Gjertsen took a touch and then directed a cross to the near post that Wondolowski finished powerfully past the Birmingham keeper.

The Quakes scored twice in the dying embers of the first half to take a commanding 3-0 lead. With one minute remaining in the half, Wondolowski sent a through ball that sprung Lenhart for a 1-on-1 with Birmingham City’s keeper. Lenhart blasted a shot to the far post for a 2-0 lead.

Moments later, Gjertsen turned his man and immediately fired a shot from 25 yards out that curled into the left corner, a cracker that drew praise from both technical staffs after the match to give the Quakes a 3-0 lead going into halftime.

Lenhart completed the scoring for San Jose in the 84th minute. Ryan Johnson tapped a pass on the left to an overlapping Ramiro Corrales. San Jose’s captain took the ball to the touchline and whipped a cross into the penalty box that Lenhart dove to meet and headed mid-flight to complete his brace.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,833 other followers