MLS Snapshot: FC Dallas 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes (video)
The game in 100 words (or less): FC Dallas came back from a goal down on two separate occasions Saturday night to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes. FCD went from very nearly a goal ahead after 16 seconds (David Bingham made the game’s first save on Fabian Castillo), to 1-0 down three minutes later. Tesho Akindele equalized shortly after the half-hour mark, but Chris Wondolowski, who will score goals in MLS until he’s 65, put the visitors back ahead 10 minutes after halftime. Victor Bernardez scored a pretty spectacular own goal seven minutes later, but it was nowhere near the worst (best?) own goal of his MLS career, not even close. With the draw, FCD (11 points from six games) remain second in the Western Conference, a point behind Sporting Kansas City, who won on Saturday and have played just five times. Meanwhile, the ‘Quakes remain squarely inside the West’s six playoff places.
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Three moments that mattered
4' — Quintero opens the scoring with a sweet finish — Quincy Amarikwa, he of this Goal of the Year favorite earlier in the season, played the ball across the box for Alberto Quintero, who unloaded on it to beat Chris Seitz for an early lead.
36' — Hollingshead taken down, Akindele converts the PK — Ryan Hollingshead made a textbook overlapping run from the right-back spot and was taken down in the box by Shaun Francis. Tesho Akindele sent Bingham one way and slotted his spot kick the other.
55' — Wondo gets in behind, slides it under Seitz for 2-0 — Second assist of the night for Amarikwa, second lead of the night for San Jose.
Man of the match: Quincy Amarikwa
Goalscorers: Quintero (4'), Akindele (36' - PK), Wondolowski (55'), Bernardez (62' - OG)