FRISCO, Texas. – The San Jose Earthquakes took a well-earned first away point of the season in a 2-2 draw at former Western Conference leaders FC Dallas. Goals from winger Alberto Quintero and striker Chris Wondolowski, the latter’s fourth in five games this year, gave the Quakes 1-0 and 2-1 leads. However, Dallas got goals from forward Tesho Akindele and an own goal from San Jose defender Victor Bernardez to earn the draw.
The Quakes opened the scoring in the fourth minute. Forward Quincy Amarikwa took a quick throw-in at the halfway line to winger Simon Dawkins, who then played a return, slide-rule pass down the touchline. Amarikwa hit a low ball across the face of the goal and Quintero, just inside the area, connected on the volley with the outside of his right boot. The ball scorched past the despairing dive of FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seltz and into the top-right corner of the net for the Panamanian’s first goal for the club.
The hosts equalized on 36 minutes when San Jose defender Shaun Francis tangled with Ryan Hollingshead in the box and was whistled for a foul. Tesho Akindele converted the resulting spot-kick, driving his shot down the middle as Bingham dived to his left.
On 55 minutes the Earthquakes went back in front. Amarikwa cut in from the left and played a pass between two defenders for Wondolowski who swept the ball into the bottom right corner with a first-time effort from his left foot, just inside the area. Wondolowski now has four goals on the season.
FC Dallas equalized less than 10 minutes later when Bernardez inadvertently headed Fabian Castillo’s cross into his own goal from close range with two Dallas attackers rushing into the box.
San Jose heads home to face the New York Red Bulls at Avaya Stadium on Wednesday, April 13. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on CSN California, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF.
San Jose is now 25-19-12 against FC Dallas all-time.
Wondolowski’s goal leaves him tied with Vancouver Whitecaps Pedro Morales for most goals this season (four).
The USMNT striker has now hit 57 goals on the road, moving up to second with Jeff Cunningham on the MLS all-time list.
Wondolowski is now one goal behind fourth-placed Ante Razov (114) on the all-time MLS goals list.
The Quakes have now scored at least one goal in 18 consecutive matches dating back to last season, the longest active streak in MLS.
Winger Alberto Quintero registered his first goal for San Jose following his offseason loan move from Mexican club Lobos de la BUAP.
Quintero’s strike was the Quakes earliest in a match since Cordell Cato’s goal in the third minute against Sporting Kansas City on August 19, 2015.
Quintero’s goal was San Jose's earliest score against FC Dallas since Chris Wondolowski’s fourth-minute goal on March 26, 2011.
The opener marked the Quakes' 22nd goal within the first 15 minutes of the match against FC Dallas all-time.
Midfielder Tommy Thompson started his second consecutive game of the campaign.
Attacking midfielder Simon Dawkins returned to the side after he was suspended for the home match against DC United on April 2.
MLS Regular Season
FC Dallas 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes
April 9, 2016 – Toyota Stadium
Scoring Summary: SJ – Alberto Quintero (Quincy Amarikwa, Simon Dawkins) 4; FCD – Tesho Akindele (penalty) 36; SJ - Chris Wondolowski (Quincy Amarikwa) 55; FCD – Victor Bernardez (own goal) 62.
Misconduct Summary: FCD – Kellyn Acosta (caution) 14; FCD – Carlos Gruezo (caution) 31; SJ – Fatai Alashe (caution) 41; FCD – Mauro Rosales (caution) 84; FCD – Maynor Figueroa (caution).
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: David Bingham; Shaun Francis, Andres Imperiale, Victor Bernardez, Marvell Wynne; Simon Dawkins (Innocent 90), Fatai Alashe, Tommy Thompson, Alberto Quintero (Shea Salinas 77); Chris Wondolowski, Quincy Amarikwa (Adam Jahn 87).
SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 2; OFFSIDES: 5.
FC DALLAS: Chris Seltz, Miguel Figueroa, Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges, Ryan Hollingshead; Fabian Castillo (Victor Ulloa 80), Kellyn Acosta (Mauro Rosales 60), Carlos Gruezo, Michael Barrios; Tesho Akindele (Altiba Harris 85), Maximiliano Urruti.
SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; SAVES: 1; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 10; OFFSIDES: 0.