FC DALLAS vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
MLS Regular Season, Week 9
April 27 - 2:30PM
Toyota Stadium - Frisco, TX
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FRISCO - FC Dallas will return home this weekend looking to continue their two-game winning streak against the San Jose Earthquakes.
- FCD record: 5-2-1 (16 pts., t-3rd in West)
- SJ record: 2-5-1 (7 pts., 9th in West)
- FCD vs. SJ all-time: 20-28-15 (75 GF, 98 GA)
- FCD vs. SJ home: 12-12-7 (39 GF, 44 GA)
- FC Dallas returns home after facing Atlanta on the road, picking up a second straight win and fourth in the last five matches. Luchi Gonzalez's side remains undefeated at home in 2019 with two straight home wins to their record. San Jose has lost 5 of their 7 matches so far this season, along with one draw but have won two of the last three, including a 4-1 win in their game against Sporting Kansas City last Saturday. The Quakes are ended with a 2-2 draw in Seattle on Wednesday night before heading to Dallas for the match on Saturday.
HOESEN LEADING THE WAY
- The Quakes seem to have found a rhythm, winning two of their last three matches for their six points on the year. Forward Danny Hoesen has played a big role in their success, scoring twice in the first half last weekend and his his third in the current San Jose uptick. The striker has not found the score sheet in four career matches against FCD.
THORN IN THE SIDE
- Despite San Jose's struggles in recent years, Dallas has just one win in their last seven matches against the Quakes. Last year, FCD went 0-for-2, dropping a 3-1 result at home and surrendering the lead in a 4-3 loss at Avaya Stadium in two August meetings. In 2017, San Jose took a 1-0 win at Toyota Stadium and a 1-1 draw at home against Dallas, points that ensured the two sides were tied on points at the end of the regular season, with the Quakes owning the tiebreaker and seeing their only playoff berth in the last six seasons while FCD's season came to a Decision Day end.
- After finishing 2018 with the fewest points in the league, the San Jose Earthquakes brought in former Chivas boss Matias Almeyda as their new head coach. The team is still adjusting to the new tactical approach under Alymeda, playing a man-marking style. Against first-year coaches this season, Luchi Gonzalez is 2-1-0, while San Jose will face their first new MLS coach this weekend.