FC Dallas
San Jose Earthquakes
Saturday, August 24, 20139:00 PM
FC Dallas StadiumMLS Regular SeasonPartly CloudyMLS LIVEAttendance: 14920

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 19'DALBlas Pérez
  • Je-Vaughn Watson
  • Michel
 16'SJSteven Beitashour
  • Rafael Baca
  • Alan Gordon
 8'SJAlan Gordon
  • Cordell Cato


 86'SJ Victor BernardezFight
 86'DAL Kenny CooperFight
 81'SJ Justin MorrowFoul
 72'SJ Rafael BacaDissent
 45'+1'SJ Chris WondolowskiDissent
 30'DAL ErickFoul


Jason Hernandez (D)
Rafael Baca (M)
Kenny Cooper (F)
David Ferreira (F)
Ramon Nunez (M)
Je-Vaughn Watson (M)
Justin Morrow (D)
Marvin Chavez (M)
Mauro Díaz (M)
Fabian Castillo (M)
Steven Lenhart (F)
Alan Gordon (F)

Starting Formations



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FC Dallas
1GRaúl Fernández
23DKellyn Acosta
14DGeorge John
24DMatt Hedges
5DJair Benitez
27MJe-Vaughn Watson
11MFabian Castillo
10FDavid Ferreira
7FBlas Pérez
San Jose Earthquakes
18GJon Busch
33DSteven Beitashour
26DVictor Bernardez
44DClarence Goodson
22DJordan Stewart
81MMarvin Chavez
4MSam Cronin
30MRafael Baca
7MCordell Cato
8FChris Wondolowski
24FAlan Gordon
33Kenny Cooper
22Stephen Keel
9Ramon Nunez
18Chris Seitz
20Mauro Díaz
28Victor Ulloa
25Walker Zimmerman
12Ramiro Corrales
21Jason Hernandez
16Steven Lenhart
15Justin Morrow
1David Bingham
19Jaime Alas
14Adam Jahn
  Schellas Hyndman
  Mark Watson

No Data Available

RefereeBaldomero Toledo  
Assistant RefereeKermit Quisenberry  
Assistant RefereeGregory Barkey  
Fourth OfficialKevin Terry JR.  
Saturday, August 24, 2013
9:00 PM
FC Dallas Stadium

FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas came back from a two-goal deficit at home to draw the San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 in an entertaining match played in front of 14,920 fans at FC Dallas Stadium as both teams missed a chance to make a jump in the race for playoff spots in the Western Conference.

Dallas tied the match on a disputed penalty called by referee Baldomero Toledo after Victor Bernardez made contact with Dallas forward Blas Perez in the box in the 69th minute. Michel surprisingly stepped up to take the penalty kick in place of customary shooters David Ferreira and Blas Perez and the Brazilian calmly chipped a left-footed shot into the left side of the net for his second goal of the year.

The home team enjoyed a man advantage for the final eight minutes, but could not capitalize after San Jose saw Bernardez and Justin Morrow sent off. Morrow, who came off the bench was shown a straight red card for taking out Dallas sub Ramon Nunez on a breakaway.

Bernardez was ejected along with Dallas forward Kenny Cooper in the 86th minute. Cooper, who had come on for David Ferreira only minutes earlier, took offense to an apparent stomp from the Quakes centerback and he threw Bernardez to the ground in retaliation. Toledo showed a red card to both players for the altercation.

San Jose's night was off to a flying start with two goals inside the first 16 minutes of the match. The Earthquakes opened the scoring in the eighth minute, the earliest goal FC Dallas has given up at home all season. Midfielder Cordell Cato carried the ball all the way through the Dallas 18-yard box and delivered a perfect square ball for onrushing forward Alan Gordon, who knocked a low, hard, first-time shot to beat Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez.

Just eight minutes later, the visitors exposed Dallas again. Quakes midfielder Rafael Baca sent a perfect chip over the top and to the feet of Steven Beitashour who showed a soft touch in calmly volleying home past a helpless Fernandez to give San Jose a commanding lead.

The response from FC Dallas was immediate as Blas Perez got Dallas on the board and back in the game with his 10th goal of the season in the 19th minute. Michel started the sequence with a cross in the run of play that found Je-Vaughn Watson just outside of the San Jose area. The Jamaican headed the ball forward and Perez was able to stretch and poke the ball toward the net just before ‘Quakes keeper Jon Busch could get to it.

San Jose jumps back into CONCACAF Champions League play in their next match with a long road trip to face Heredia in Guatemala midweek before their California Clasico showdown with the Los Angeles Galaxy next Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson.

FC Dallas gets a break after three matches in seven days and next plays on September 7 in an important Western Conference matchup against the Vancouver Whitecaps at FC Dallas Stadium. Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Kellyn Acosta Rookie was the best player on the field, dominating from right back and showing composure and skill beyond his 18 years of age.
2 Jon Busch The Quakes goalkeeper had a busy night in his goal mouth, and although beaten to the ball on the first goal, he was surehanded for most of the night.
3 George John A ball magnet against the Earthquakes, making numerous plays along the backline.