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August 24, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 14920‎
 
20′ B. Pérez
72′ (PG) Michel

FC Dallas 2-2 San Jose: Goals, red cards fly in wild draw

FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes played to a 2-2 tie in a match with three goals in the first 19 minutes and three red cards in the final nine.

By Thomas Floyd

Alan Gordon
Tony Medina
There were goals aplenty early and a trio of red cards late, but no victor emerged Saturday as FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes played to a wild 2-2 draw.

Eight minutes in, San Jose striker Alan Gordon's third goal of the season set off the first-half fireworks. Dispossessing right back Kellyn Acosta, Cordell Cato made a streaking run down the left flank to the end line before hitting a centering feed that Gordon hammered home from the top of the penalty area.

Steven Beitashour doubled the visitors' advantage in the 16th minute. Running onto a chip into the box from Rafael Baca, the right back hit a deft volley past charging goalkeeper Raul Fernandez. It was the second tally of Beitashour's career, and his first since 2010.

But Blas Perez negated that strike just three minutes later. Je-Vaughn Watson headed a Michel cross into the path of Perez, who beat Jon Busch to the ball and redirected it in for his 10th goal of 2013.

Dallas drew even in the 72nd minute. Connecting onto a lofted ball into the box, Perez theatrically fell to the turf despite minimal contact from Victor Bernardez. But referee Baldomero Toledo was convinced, and Michel tucked the penalty kick into the side netting for his second goal of the year.

In the dying stages, the match turned ugly. San Jose substitute Justin Morrow saw red for a reckless slide tackle on Dallas' Ramon Nunez in the 81st minute. Four minutes later, Bernardez and Dallas substitute Kenny Cooper were tossed after a midfield scuffle.

Dallas (9-7-10) moved into a tie for the fifth and final playoff position in the Western Conference with the point. San Jose (9-10-7) is three points back.


FC Dallas

1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jair Benítez
Defender
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
72′
 - 
-
D. Ferreira
Striker
84′
 - 
-
Erick
Midfielder
30′
 - 
23
Kellyn Acosta
Defender
 - 
27
Jevaughn Watson
Midfielder
71′
 - 
7
B. Pérez
Striker
20′
 - 
11
 - 

San Jose Earthquakes

 - 
18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
5
 - 
33
 - 
44
C. Goodson
Defender
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
72′ 87′
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
66′
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
24

Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
22
 - 
25
 - 
-
Ramón Nuñez
Midfielder
71′
 - 
10
M. Diaz
Midfielder
60′
 - 
28
Victor Ulloa
Midfielder
 - 
33
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
2
 - 
21
 - 
-
Jaime Alas
Midfielder
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 
16

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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