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#NeverSayDie: Goonie Magic, By the Numbers

18 March 1:15 pm

#NeverSayDie: Goonie Magic, By the Numbers

By Olivia Curran

If you've been to Buck Shaw in the past two years, you already know the golden rule about watching an Earthquakes game: you can't leave early. 

Considering that we've had not one but two 95th minute equalizers in the past week, that #neversaydie mentality is alive and well this season. 

Still don't believe in Goonie Magic? Let us give you the facts: 

In the past two years, we've claimed 17 stoppage-time goals in all competitions. 15 of those produced a win or a tie. Since the start of 2012, we've had 34 goals in MLS play tallied in the 76th minute or later and we're 15-0-10 when scoring past the 76th minute marker. 

2012: 

  • 9 second-half stoppage-time goals in regular season, an MLS record (plus one more during first leg of the Western Conference Semifinal vs. LA.) 
  • 6-0-3 when we scored in second-half stoppage time

2013: 

  • 5 goals in second-half stoppage-time 
  • 2-0-2 when we scored in second-half stoppage time 

Numbers don't lie. Next time you're at a Quakes match, don't leave before the final whistle. You never know what could happen.