Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. PT at Toyota Stadium
Television: CSNBA, Univision Deportes
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 24-16-11
Home: 15-16-5 (49 GF, 26 GA)
Away: 9-10-6 (35 GF, 32 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 – 83, FC Dallas – 58
Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 2, FC Dallas 1; May 10, 2014; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Earthquakes played the entire second half down a man, but held on for a 2-1 win against FC Dallas at a sold out Buck Shaw Stadium. Cato scored his first goal of the season in the 25th minute. Jon Busch sent a long pass downfield that Clarence Goodson flicked past the FC Dallas backline and right into the path of Cato. The flying Trinidadian collected the ball and slotted his shot past goalkeeper Raul Fernandez. The assists were milestones for both Goodson and Busch – the first for Goodson in an Earthquakes uniform and the first for Busch in his 14-year MLS career. After Shea Salinas was sent off at the end of the first half for a hard challenge, San Jose organized at the break and came out with a resilient shape that held up for the win. The Earthquakes posted what turned into the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute. Sam Cronin bent a teasing free kick into the mix where FC Dallas substitute David Texeira deflected the ball into the net while trying to shield Chris Wondolowski from the play. FC Dallas pulled one back three minutes later on a spectacular free kick from the top of the box by Brazilian left back Michel. However, the Earthquakes’ defense regrouped and kept three points with a tenacious group effort. Busch ended the night with four saves and faced a total of 20 shots, five of which were on target.
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.
Earthquakes-FC Dallas Connections
Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson began his career as a member of the Dallas Burn in 2004 (they re-named the club FC Dallas one year later) … Goodson was a No. 7 overall pick for Dallas in the 2004 SuperDraft and went on to record three goals and two assists in 74 appearances during his four seasons in Texas … Goodson (2000-03) and FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz (2005-06) played college soccer at Maryland … Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (2008-10), Earthquakes defender Ryan Neil (2010-13), and FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson (2003-2007) played college soccer for Cal … Jacobson is from Palo Alto, Calif. … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Jacobson were teammates with the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … FC Dallas defender Zach Lloyd and Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski have played together three times with the U.S. Men’s National Team, against Chile on January 22, 2011, against Venezuela on January 21, 2012, and against Panama on January 25, 2012 … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas grew up in the Dallas area and played USL soccer in the summer for Dallas-Fort Worth Tornados in 2005 and 2006 … Salinas played with FC Dallas Eric Hassli for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 … Salinas also played with FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson for the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … Earthquakes forward Billy Schuler (2008-11), FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia (2012), FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges (2011), and FC Dallas defender Zach Lloyd (2006-09) played college soccer at North Carolina … Schuler and Hedges won the 2011 NCAA National Championship with North Carolina … Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead were teammates at UCLA from 2010-12 … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-08) and FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel (2001-04) played college soccer for Wake Forest … Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart and FC Dallas midfielder Adam Moffat were teammates with the Columbus Crew from 2008- 2010 … Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris and FC Dallas midfielder Hendry Thomas were teammates with the Colorado Rapids in 2013 … FC Dallas Head Coach Oscar Pareja coached Harris as the Colorado Rapids Head Coach from 2012-13 … Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez and FC Dallas midfielder Hendry Thomas were teammates with the Honduran national team during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.