Shea Salinas was sent to the showers early, but San Jose managed to come out of the game with all of the points.
San Jose scored the game's first goal in the 25th minute. Clarence Goodson headed on Jon Busch's long kick and Cordell Cato ran on to the loose ball and finished between Raul Fernandez's legs.
Things looked dark for San Jose when Shea Salinas was judged to have committed a reckless foul on Zach Loyd just before halftime and was shown a red card.
But despite the dismissal, the Earthquakes got another goal, going up 2-0 when Dallas' David Texeira put a Sam Cronin free kick past his own goalkeeper.
Dallas made it 2-1 wth a powerful Michel free kick in the 76th but couldn't find another as San Jose held on to claim all the points.