MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at San Jose|
(Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: San Jose 2, FC Dallas 1
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Earthquakes closed out
their season on Saturday with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium
courtesy of goals from Walter Martinez and Chris Wondolowski.
San Jose's only chance to stay alive in the playoff race on Saturday was to
score 13 goals against Dallas, so the result was far from what was required,
handing the final playoff spot in the Western Conference to the Colorado
The match also marked the final one for Earthquakes veteran Ramiro Corrales,
who was the last remaining active player to have taken part in the inaugural
season in MLS in 1996.
Corrales had an early chance go narrowly wide for San Jose before Martinez
opened the scoring midway through the first half with a low ball into the box
for Steven Lenhart that made its way through traffic and all the way inside
the far post.
Lenhart then set up the second goal in the 57th minute when he knocked a loose
ball inside the penalty area to Wondolowski, who provided an emphatic finish
into the roof of the net.
Corrales came off in the 70th minute for Rafael Baca and was carried off the
pitch by two of his teammates, while Dallas could only manage to pull one goal
back in the 90th minute when a cross from Blas Perez was headed home by
substitute Stephen Keel.
10/26 19:58:45 ET