After a somewhat lethargic first half for both sides, Shea put the hosts on top in the 58th minute. The youngster finished off a nifty set-up from David Ferreira, who took a pass from Heath Pearce and took off down the left flank and to the San Jose touchline.
Shea struck again almost instantly, but this one was all his own. After a lofty through ball from Pearce was misplayed by San Jose’s Chris Leitch just inside the box, Shea pounced and eventually flicked a right-footed shot past a surging Cannon for his third tally of the season.
San Jose struggled mightily on offense much of the night, and relied heavily on three big saves from Cannon just to keep FC Dallas at bay before Shea’s offensive outburst.
San Jose head coach Frank Yallop made several changes to his starting lineup from Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Columbus at Buck Shaw Stadium. In the back, Leitch replaced Steven Beitashour and Ike Opara replaced Bobby Burling in the starting lineup.
The changes, though, failed to pan out. FC Dallas outshot the Quakes 9-3 in the first half, and effectively gave goalkeeper Kevin Hartman a night off in a resounding win after a sluggish 1-1 draw with Chicago on May 27.
DAL -- Brek Shea 2 (David Ferreira 4, Heath Pearce 3) 58
DAL -- Brek Shea 3 (unassisted) 60
DAL -- George John (caution; Tactical Foul) 66
SJ -- Jason Hernandez (caution; Tactical Foul) 70
San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez, Ramiro Corrales, Arturo Alvarez, Andre Luiz (Justin Morrow 23) (Ryan Johnson 63), Brandon McDonald, Bobby Convey, Scott Sealy (Cornell Glen 64), Chris Wondolowski. Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Burling, Brad Ring, Omar Jasseh, Jon Busch.
FC Dallas -- Kevin Hartman, Heath Pearce, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez, Atiba Harris (Eric Alexander 87), Bruno Guarda (Eric Avila 46), Daniel Hernandez, Brek Shea, Jeff Cunningham (Marvin Chavez 70), David Ferreira. Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Davies, Zach Loyd, Jason Yeisley, Dario Sala.
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Referee's Assistants: Thomas Supple; Peter Manikowski
4th Official: Jasen Anno
Time of Game: 1:52