López scores 2 more goals; Earthquakes beat Austin FC 4-3

  • San Jose Earthquakes defender Marcos Johan L√≥pez, far left, heads in a goal against Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver (41) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

    San Jose Earthquakes defender Marcos Johan López, far left, heads in a goal against Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver (41) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Associated Press

  • Austin FC forward Sebasti√°n Driussi fights to control the ball against San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Eric Remedi (5) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

    Austin FC forward Sebasti√°n Driussi fights to control the ball against San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Eric Remedi (5) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Associated Press

  • San Jose Earthquakes forward Benji Kikanovic (28) heads the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

    San Jose Earthquakes forward Benji Kikanovic (28) heads the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Associated Press

  • Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver sits against the goal after a loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

    Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver sits against the goal after a loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Associated Press

  • Austin FC defender Julio Cascante sits on the bench after the team's loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The Earthquakes won 4-3.

    Austin FC defender Julio Cascante sits on the bench after the team's loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The Earthquakes won 4-3. Associated Press

  • Austin FC defender Jhohan Roma√Īa, back, trips San Jose Earthquakes Benji Kikanovic during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. San Jose won 4-3.

    Austin FC defender Jhohan Roma√Īa, back, trips San Jose Earthquakes Benji Kikanovic during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. San Jose won 4-3. Associated Press

  • San Jose Earthquakes forward Benji Kikanovic, right, wins a header against Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. San Jose won 4-3.

    San Jose Earthquakes forward Benji Kikanovic, right, wins a header against Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. San Jose won 4-3. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/18/2021 10:45 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Javier 'úChofis'Ě L√≥pez scored twice - his second consecutive multi-goal game - and the San Jose Earthquakes rallied to beat Austin FC 4-3 on Saturday night.

Chofis, who netted his first MLS hat trick in a 4-3 loss to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, put away the rebound of his own shot to cap the scoring in the 63rd minute.

 

Austin's Sebastián Driussi opened the scoring in the sixth before Marcos López scored for San Jose (7-9-9) to make it 1-1 in the 17th minute.

Jon Gallagher, from point-blank range, tapped in a cross by Alexander Ring in the 35th and Ring scored on a roller from outside the area to give Austin (5-16-4) a 3-1 lead just before halftime. Cristian Espinoza scored for the Earthquakes in the 49th and, following a handball in the area by Ring, Chofis converted from the penalty spot in the 58th to make it 3-3.

Ring was shown another yellow card in the 65th minute and Austin played a man down the rest of the way.

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