Match Guide: Quakes set to face FC Dallas on #DecisionDay

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium
Kickoff: 4:00 p.m.
Television: CSNBA
Radio: 1590 KLIV, 1370 KZSF

‘The Best Game Ever’, Viewing Party Info

'The Best Game Ever' presented by Avaya
2:30 p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30 p.m.
Parking Lots Open: 1:30 p.m.
Entry: Free
Parking: Free

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas Viewing Party - 4 p.m.
We will host a viewing party immediately after 'The Best Game Ever' to watch the Earthquakes take on FC Dallas in the club's season finale. 
The match will be played live on the large video board facing Coleman Ave., with children’s activities and food and drinks available for purchase. San Jose is just one point below the red line and will have an opportunity to punch their ticket to the postseason on Sunday.

  • Beer Special: $3 off any bottled Gordon Beirsch 16oz can. (Regular $9).

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 25-18-12
Home: 15-7-6 (49 GF, 31 GA)
Away: 10-11-6 (37 GF, 34 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 86, Kansas City – 65

Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 0, FC Dallas 0; June 7, 2015; Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. 

The San Jose Earthquakes kept a clean sheet and earned a point against FC Dallas in front of a sellout crowd of 18,000 at Avaya Stadium, despite finishing the match with nine men. The match was the fifth consecutive sellout at Avaya Stadium. The Quakes were aided by the return of midfielders Matias Perez Garcia and Fatai Alashe to the starting XI, and forward Mark Sherrod made his first start of the season. FC Dallas nearly got on the board in the 10th minute when midfielder Mauro Diaz stepped up to take a free kick. Diaz’s right-footed strike curled over the wall, but missed wide left. Eight minutes later, the Quakes created a tremendous opportunity of their own. Midfielder Cordell Cato received the ball on the right side of the penalty area and slotted a low pass across the front of goal, narrowly missing several oncoming attackers. In the 20th minute, FC Dallas midfielder Michael Barrios dribbled at the Quakes goal with pace, cut back onto his right foot and blasted a short-range strike on target. However, Earthquakes keeper David Bingham lunged to his left, punching the ball away and out of danger. Ten minutes later, Cato created more problems for FC Dallas’ backline. Possessing the ball on the right flank, he whipped in a deep cross that skipped in front of keeper Dan Kennedy and found its way to the back post untouched. Defender Clarence Goodson and forward Mark Sherrod were both in the vicinity, but couldn’t quite get a touch on it. Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski, in search of his fifth consecutive match with a goal, nearly gave the home side a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute. After a nifty pass by midfielder Matias Perez Garcia into the box, Wondolowski had a one-on-one with the keeper, but his shot attempt was blocked by Kennedy, who came out to meet him. The final chance of the first half came in the 44th minute on the head of Quakes defender Victor Bernardez. Finding space on a corner kick by Perez Garcia, Bernardez made firm contact, but his header bounced up and over the net for a goal kick. San Jose went down to 10 men in the 53rd minute, when forward Mark Sherrod was sent off for making contact with Kennedy. FC Dallas later went down to 10 men as well, as defender Je-Vaughn Watson was sent off with a straight red after a mistimed tackle on Cato in the 75th minute. With both teams in search of a late winner, Quakes second-half sub JJ Koval received the game’s third red card, dropping the team to nine men in the 87th minute.

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 … On March 7, 2015 the Quakes dropped the season opener at FC Dallas with a stoppage time goal, 1–0 … In the second matchup of the 2015 season, San Jose kept a scoreless draw at Avaya Stadium on June 7 despite finishing the game with only nine men. 

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 Loyd 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 (2004-05) and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead (2009-12) 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 (2004-07) and FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (2011-12) both attended Furman University … FC Dallas midfielder Rolando Escobar, forward and Blas Perez and Quakes midfielder Anibal Godoy have all represented the Panamanian Men’s National Team in international competition … Quakes midfielders Matias Perez Garcia and Leandro Barrera, as well as FC Dallas midfielders Mauro Diaz and Ezequiel Cirigliano, were all born in Argentina … Quakes defender Shaun Francis and FC Dallas midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson are both from Jamaica. 

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