Trailing 1-0 since 4 minutes into the contest, the Earthquakes finally pulled even when Gordon converted on a header from the center of the box on an assist by Sam Garza.
The late goal netted a point for San Jose (7-2-2), which bypassed Seattle to grab sole possession of second place in the Western Conference at 23 points.
Chivas (3-6-1) got an early goal from Jose Erick Correa -- his first career MLS tally.
The Goats snapped a three-game losing streak.
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