RECAP: FC Dallas Falls 3-1 to San Jose Earthquakes

FC Dallas returns home to host the Portland Timbers on May 1 and Houston Dynamo FC on May 8 at Toyota Stadium
  • Eddie Munjoma made his MLS debut in the 74th minute.
  • Ricardo Pepi scored the first goal of the season for FC Dallas in the 79th minute. 
  • FC Dallas hosts the Portland Timbers on May 1 at Toyota Stadium. The match will kick off at 7PM CT on TXA21, KMPX-29, and TUDN 1270AM (en español)

San Jose, CA (April 24, 2021) – FC Dallas (0-1-1, 1 point) fell, 3-1, to the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday afternoon at PayPal Park.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 2’ – Bressan connected with a corner from Freddy Vargas, but his header bounced off the crossbar.
  • 19’ – Jimmy Maurer denied Cristian Espinoza’s penalty kick to keep the game scoreless. 
  • 34’ – Oswaldo Alanis slotted his penalty kick into the bottom left corner to give the Earthquakes a 1-0 lead.
  • 37’ –  Ryan Hollingshead managed to get his shot past the keeper but Carlos Fierro cleared it off the line. 

Second Half

  • 49’ –  Cristian Espinoza went one-on-one with Maurer and chipped the ball past him to give the Earthquakes a 2-0 lead.
  • 59’ – Cade Cowell managed to slide his shot past Maurer to extend the Earthquakes lead to 3-0. 
  • 79’ – Ricardo Pepi found the back of the net after Andrés Ricaurte’s shot is blocked by Marcinkowski to make it 3-1.
  • 90’+6’ – Phelipe Megiolaro saved Espinoza’s right-footed shot inside the six yard box. 


FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer (Phelipe – 61’); Bressan, Matt Hedges (Andrés Ricaurte – 60’), José Martínez, Ryan Hollingshead, Johnny Nelson (Eddie Munjoma – 74’), Bryan Acosta, Tanner Tessmann (Paxton Pomykal – 60’), Jáder Obrian, Freddy Vargas, Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi – 74’). 

Substitutes not used — Nkosi Tafari, Edwin Cerrillo, Kalil ElMedkhar, Dante Sealy.

San Jose Earthquakes — JT Marcinkowski, Tommy Thompson (Shea Salinas – 72’), Florian Jungwirth, Oswaldo Alanis, Paul Marie (Judson Silva Tavares – 81’), Eric Remedi, Jackson Yueill, Cristian Espinoza, Javier Eduardo López (Andrés Ríos – 72’) , Carlos Fierro (Chris Wondolowski – 72’), Cade Cowell (Siad Haji – 84’).

Substitutes not used — Mario Daniel Vega, Jack Skahan, Tanner Beason, Eric Calvillo.

Scoring Summary:
SJ: Oswaldo Alanis – 34’
SJ: Cristian Espinoza (Cade Cowell) – 49’
SJ: Cade Cowell – 59’
FCD: Ricardo Pepi – 79’

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Jader Obrian (caution) – 16’
FCD: Bryan Acosta (caution) – 25’
FCD: Tanner Tessmann (caution) – 33’
SJ: Eduardo López (caution) – 45’
SJ: Carlos Fierro (caution) – 53’
SJ: Shea Salinas (caution) – 75’
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (ejection) – 87’
SJ: Eric Remedi (caution) – 90’ + 4’

Clima: Nublado, 62

Referee: Tim Ford
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Art Arustamyan
Fourth official: Elijio Arreguin
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.