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Partner watch

Posted on 15 August 2012  - 11:54

Here's an update on our four partner clubs - San Jose Earthquakes in America, Internacional in Brazil, SuperSport United in South Africa and South China in Hong Kong...

Partner watch

Simon Dawkins has fired San Jose Earthquakes further clear in the Western Division of the MLS.

The forward on loan from Spurs is enjoying his second season at the California-based club with four goals in 20 appearances, including 14 starts.

The latest strike came in a thrilling 2-1 win against Seattle as Earthquakes stretched their lead to five points over Real Salt Lake in the Western Division.

Dawkins put his side 1-0 up with only 20 minutes to go, but Sounders levelled in injury time through Freddy Montana.

Not to be outdone, Earthquakes shrugged off that blow and managed to find a winner a minute later - the 92nd minute - through Steven Lenhart.

In Brazil's Serie A, Internacional also found a late, late winner to beat Ponte Preta on Sunday.

Cicinho put Ponte Preta 1-0 up but Inter responded through Jaja on the hour and then Mike in the 91st minute to secure the win. Inter are currently fifth in Serie A.

SuperSport United are up and running in South Africa's ABSA Premiership.

Third last season, SuperSport led Ajax Cape Town 1-0 thanks to Sibusiso Zuma's 50-th minute goal, but Ajax Cape Town levelled with 11 minutes remaing.

Next up for SuperSport, a clash against last season's champions Orlando Pirates at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Wednesday week, August 22.

Finally, South China FC are gearing up for their opening fixture in the BMA First Division in Hiong Kong.

They finished third last term and kick-off against Yokohama FC on Sunday, September 2.