Fan Guide: Quakes host FC Dallas on Saturday

Join us for the annual A&W Root Beer Float Night pres. by 7UP

Kickoff: August 16, 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSNBA
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV

Root Beer Float night presented by 7Up:
Local celebrities, including the club’s broadcast team of Anthony Passarelli, Kate Scott and Chris Dangerfield, have teamed up with the Earthquakes for the charity event to scoop, pour and serve root beer floats to fans with a recommended $5 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each fan that makes the recommended donation will also receive an A&W souvenir cup while supplies last.

Portuguese Heritage Night:
Fecha a Luz is partnering with the Quakes for Portuguese Heritage Night. This year's organizations are the POSSO (Portuguese Organization for Social Services and Opportunities) and the Portuguese Studies Program Advisory Board at San Jose State University. This year $2 from every ticket sold will be split between the two groups. Also, Portuguese player Yannick Djalo's wife, celebrity Luciana Abreu, will be singing the National Anthem at Saturday's match. For more information click here.

FC DALLAS INFO

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 25-16-11
Home: 15-16-5 (49 GF, 26 GA)
Away: 10-10-6 (37 GF, 33 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 4-3; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-0; Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup Play-In: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 85, FC Dallas – 59

Last Game
Earthquakes 2, FC Dallas 1; May 31, 2014; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi’s first career goal with the Earthquakes came in spectacular fashion – from 40 yards out – and paved the way for a 2-1 road win against FC Dallas. Blas Perez opened the scoring for FC Dallas in the 16th minute. Fabian Castillo located the Panamanian striker in the middle of the box and Perez capitalized, nodding the ball into the net from close range. Atiba Harris equalized nearly 10 minutes later with a close-range blast of his own. The Kittitian midfielder one-timed a shot to the lower corner for his second goal in as many games. Next came the Corsican cruise missile. Pierazzi took a pass from Khari Stephenson and sent a blistering, swerving shot past the outstretched hands of FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz and into the top corner of the net. The goal was his first in MLS after signing with the club on Jan. 7, 2014. Jon Busch came up with another clutch performance for the Earthquakes on Saturday. After FC Dallas was awarded a penalty moments at Pierazzi’s strike, Busch dove to his right to stonewall Castillo’s attempt from the spot and preserve San Jose’s 2-1 lead. The 14-year MLS veteran ended the night with six saves.

History of the Quakes-FC Dallas Rivalry
The Earthquakes were 9-1-4 in the final 14 games against Dallas prior to San Jose’s relocation to Houston … The Quakes posted a seven-game winning streak during that stretch from July 20, 2002-Apr. 15, 2004 … San Jose and Dallas met in an important match on Oct. 16, 2004, as San Jose needed a win or a tie to advance to the playoffs, while Dallas needed a win to clinch the final berth in the playoffs. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie at the Cotton Bowl, giving San Jose a spot in the playoffs, while Dallas did not qualify. Ramiro Corrales scored the Quakes second goal in that game … On Sept. 27, 2003, San Jose’s Dwayne De Rosario scored the fastest goal from the start of the game in MLS history, netting a goal 11 seconds into the match at Spartan Stadium against Dallas. De Rosario would go on to net a hat trick in the game, the second hat trick in Quakes team history … The Earthquakes won both matches against FC Dallas last season … The Earthquakes defeated FC Dallas in a 2-0 road win in the first meeting of this season on Mar. 26, and closed out the 2011 season with a 4-2 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 22 … In their first meeting this season, the two teams battled to a scoreless draw on July 7 at FC Dallas Stadium … The Earthquakes followed up with a 2-1 win on July 18 at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Quakes’ plus-25 goal differential against FC Dallas is the highest against any team in the league … San Jose is riding a six-game unbeaten streak against FC Dallas … The Earthquakes were 1-1-1 against FC Dallas in 2013 … FC Dallas won their first meeting of 2012 1-0 at FC Dallas Stadium thanks to a strike from Fabian Castillo … The Quakes and FC Dallas tied 2-2 on August 24 after three red cards were issued … The Quakes capped off the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 win at Buck Shaw Stadium in Ramiro Corrales last game of his career … San Jose won their first meeting against FC Dallas in 2014 2-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 10 … The Quakes won their second meeting of the 2014 season 2-1 at Toyota Stadium on May 31 with French midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi providing a spectacular goal from 40 yards out.