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  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Yordy Reyna, left, beats San Jose Earthquakes' Francois Affolter to the ball and takes a shot on goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Yordy Reyna, right, attempts to gain control of the ball as San Jose Earthquakes' Jimmy Ockford defends during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Yordy Reyna, Kendall Waston, Sean Franklin, Alphonso Davies and Marcel de Jong, from left, celebrate Reyna's goal against the San Jose Earthquakes during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Sean Franklin, top, and San Jose Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Brian Rowe, front, reacts after San Jose Earthquakes' Danny Hoesen, back right, scored during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • San Jose Earthquakes' Danny Hoesen knocks the ball out of the air with his foot and scores a goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara, front, heads the ball as San Jose Earthquakes' Harold Cummings defends during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara, front right, and San Jose Earthquakes' Harold Cummings vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara, front, and San Jose Earthquakes' Jimmy Ockford vie for a head ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara, front, and San Jose Earthquakes' Jimmy Ockford vie for a head ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:20 am

Reyna helps Whitecaps to 2-2 draw with Earthquakes

The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Jordy Reyna had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

Cristian Techera also scored for Vancouver (4-5-3), which is 1-4-2 in its last seven games.

Danny Hoesen and Nick Lima scored for San Jose (2-5-3, which is 1-5-3 in its last nine.

Brian Rowe started his second consecutive game for Vancouver with usual starting goalie Stefan Marinovic out with a sprained knee.

Lima put the Earthquakes ahead 2-1 in the 53rd minute. The Whitecaps gave too much space to midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili, allowing him to dribble into Vancouver territory. He passed to Lima, who scored his first goal of the year on a bending shot.

Reyna tied it in the 64th. Left back Marcel de Jong sent a long ball into the box. Reyna headed a shot that bounced off the back of San Jose defender Shea Salinas and past Earthquakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.

Vancouver opened the scoring in the 19th minute on a pretty three-way passing play. Midfielder Felipe feathered a ball to Reyna. He slipped a pass to an open Techera who beat Tarbell with a low shot.

Hoesen tied the game in the first minute of first-half injury time. The Netherlands native got behind the Whitecaps' defense, took a long pass from Florian Jungwirth, and lifted a shot over Rowe for his team-leading fifth of the season.