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Jeremy Ebobisse and Hany Mukhtar score braces to tie SJ Earthquakes vs Nashville SC

Week 7 of MLS came with a bang and a pair of braces in the match between the Quakes and the Six Strings.

Both players were the best of their teams and it showed on the scoreboard, so their clubs shared the points in Week 7, as they were tied.
Both players were the best of their teams and it showed on the scoreboard, so their clubs shared the points in Week 7, as they were tied.

This afternoon all MLS fans were stunned as Jeremy Ebobisse and Hany Mukhtar scored braces to tie the SJ Earthquakes vs Nashville SC, Week 7.

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Both players were the best of their teams and it showed on the scoreboard, so their clubs shared the points in Week 7, as they were tied.

But it is worth reviewing how these two players scored, which helped their teams to score points, albeit partially.

Here are the goals of Jeremy Ebobisse and Hany Mukthar

The first goal of the match came in the 38th minute when Hany Mukthar took a ball outside the Quakes' area, and fearlessly headed in and left a couple of defenders in his path to unleashing a powerful right-footed shot.

The ball went under the right post and into the back of the net, with JT Marcinkowski unable to do anything about it, making the score 0-1, but San Jose was not going to rest easy with the disadvantage on their side.

So by the 52nd minute, a foul was committed outside the Nashville SC box, and the free-kick was masterfully taken by Jeremy Ebobisse as the shot was directed precisely into the top left corner. 

Joe Willis flew in to try to stop the powerful shot but could do little to deal with Ebobisse's spectacular shot.

With his goal, the match was 1-1, and the Six Strings were to go on the attack again and score through Mukthar again. This happened in the 63rd minute.

Taking advantage of a throw-in that his team had won, which led to a series of rebounds, Mukhtar was in front of Willis' goal and, seeing the ball at his feet, volleyed in to make the score 1-2.

And the Texas team had not finished celebrating Mukthar's brace, when from a corner kick in the 72nd minute, another series of bounces left the ball in front of Marcinkowski's goal, which Ebobisse took advantage of to make it 2-2.

The draw was good enough for Nashville SC, but not for SJ Earthquakes

The match ended in a draw, so both teams split the Week 7 points, but these points did not add up equally for the 2 teams. 

For example, Nashville SC remained in 7th place in the Western Conference, so the point they earned this afternoon was valuable to remain among the likely MLS Cup contenders.

The case of the San Jose Earthquakes is very different and the draw only served the team to remain at the bottom of the overall table of the Western Conference.

Despite Jeremy Ebobisse's outstanding play, he alone cannot sustain the club, so he needs his teammates to have the same hunger for victory.  

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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