Last remaining MLS unbeaten falls at home to Quakes
FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas dropped its first game of the season, 1-0, to the visiting San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. Jahmir Hyka scored the lone goal for San Jose in the 81st minute of the match, his second in as many matches this season against FCD.
San Jose nearly took a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute of the match when perennial goal scorer Chris Wondolowski pounced on a half-blocked cross played in from the right flank. The ball sat up for the striker to hit with his first touch, but lifted the ball a few feet high of the crossbar.
FC Dallas fired back off of a throw-in the 28th minute. Javier Morales, making his first start since April 29, tossed the ball from the right flank, to Kellyn Acosta, in the middle of the field. The Homegrown chipped a ball into the path of Roland Lamah, who has darted down the sideline. The ball met Lamah and San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham inside the area, but the Belgian tapped the ball over the ‘keeper and found Acosta at the penalty spot with a bicycle-kick. Acosta put a shot on frame but it was cleared off the line by a San Jose defender.
Hernan Grana found Michael Barrios on the right flank, with an entry pass into the area, in the 74th minute. Barrios brought the ball down cleanly and tried to beat Bingham high towards the near post, but the goalkeeper charged off his line to block that ball with his chest.
At the opposite end of the pitch, San Jose thought they had found the back of the net in the 76th minute. Danny Hoesen was robbed by FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, who dove low to his right side to knock away the forward’s right-footed shot. Jahmir Hyka finished off the chance but the linesman ruled the midfielder was in an offside position when Hoesen took the initial shot.
Hyka’s second finished counted. The Albanian read Marco Ureña’s first-touch chip perfectly, lifted the ball over defender Matt Hedges, and knocked a simple pass off the inside of the far post to give San Jose a 1-0 lead in the 81st minute.
Walker Zimmerman came forward to nod a lead pass into the path of Akindele in the 86th minute but once again Bingham came off his line to take the chance off the foot of the FC Dallas attacker.
Leading the charge up front, Zimmerman earned another corner kick for Dallas in the 89th minute that was nearly turned in by Colman. The striker brought the service down quickly and fired a shot that nearly skimmed off the top of the crossbar.
SJ – Jahmir Hyka (Marco Ureña) 81
FC Dallas – Jesse Gonzalez, Maynor Figueroa, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Hernan Grana, Carlos Gruezo, Kellyn Acosta (Ryan Hollingshead 88), Javier Morales (Cristian Colman 59), Michael Barrios, Roland Lamah (Tesho Akindele 46), Maxi Urruti,.
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Carlos Cermeño, Atiba Harris, Victor Ulloa, Atiba Harris.
San Jose Earthquakes – David Bingham, Cordell Cato (Anibal Godoy 90), Nick Lima, Florian Jungwirth, Darwin Ceren, Jahmir Hyka (Kofi Sarkodie 84), Fatai Alashe, Tommy Thompson (Marcelo Urena 57), Chris Wondolowski, Danny Hoesen.
Substitutes Not Used: Shaun Francis, Simon Dawkins, Andrew Tarbell, Jackson Yueill.
DAL – Carlos Gruezo (caution) 70
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Jonathan Johnson, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal
Weather: Clear, 78