Kickoff: March 7, 5:30 p.m. PT at Toyota Stadium
Television: CSN Bay Area
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
FC DALLAS INFO
Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 25-17-11
Home: 15-17-5 (49 GF, 31 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 – 64
Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 0, FC Dallas 5; August 16, 2014; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The San Jose Earthquakes fell 5-0 against FC Dallas in front of a sold-out crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Earthquakes saw home debuts from Designated Player Matias Perez Garcia and Homegrown Player Tommy Thompson, but couldn’t reverse their fortunes after falling behind 2-0 in the first half. San Jose had its chances early, the most dangerous of which came from Sam Cronin in the 16th minute. After combining with Matias Perez Garcia in the box, Chris Wondolowski led a pass ahead of a darting Sam Cronin. Cronin redirected the ball with a sliding effort, but was denied on the goal line by FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez. FC Dallas broke the scoring deadlock in 30th minute with a goal from Fabian Castillo. After speeding past Jason Hernandez to win the ball, Castillo sprinted toward the edge of the six-yard box and lofted his shot over the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Jon Busch. Tesho Akindele scored his first of three goals just before the break. The rookie forward coolly placed a shot along the ground to the far corner, weaving the ball past a pair of Earthquakes defenders. He followed that effort up by polishing off a blocked shot from Busch that bounced away from the goalkeeper’s body, allowing Akindele to pounce on the loose ball for his second goal. Akindele completed his first career hat trick in the final moments of the match, crushing another blocked shot from Busch into the roof of the net. Castillo accounted for the remaining goal in the 75th minute. The speedster caught San Jose with a counter-attack and found himself one-on-one with Hernandez. Castillo dribbled into the left side of the box, cut back to his right foot and uncorked his first career multi-goal game. San Jose out-shot FC Dallas 25-18 on the night.
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 two meetings against FC Dallas in 2014, each with a score of 2-1, before dropping the third game 5-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 16.
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 … FC Dallas defender Zach Lloyd and Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski have played together numerous times with the U.S. Men’s National Team … 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 … Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead both attended UCLA … FC Dallas midfielder Atiba Harris played on the Earthquakes in 2014 …FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead and Earthquakes forward Adam Jahn and midfielder/forward Tommy Thompson are all from Sacramento, Calif … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman both attended Furman University.