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                === San Jose hopes to add to FCD's struggles ===
 Santa  Clara,  CA ( - FC  Dallas attempts to snap its three-
 game  losing streak on  Saturday when the club travels to Buck Shaw Stadium to
 face the San Jose Earthquakes.
 Dallas is eager to bring an end to its poor run of form, which has dropped the
 team  six points back of Western Conference leaders Seattle, while San Jose is
 still  searching  for its  second win  of the  campaign after  a 0-0 draw with
 Colorado in midweek.
 After  starting the  season with 13 of  a possible 15 points, Dallas jumped to
 the top of the West, but has lost four of five games since that time.
 Michel's  first-half  penalty kick gave  Dallas a  1-0 lead against Seattle on
 Wednesday,  only for  the Sounders to score  twice in the second half to claim
 the win.
 Obafemi  Martins  leveled the  contest in the  62nd minute, and  he set up the
 winning  goal two minutes  from time with a cross that redirected into the net
 by Kenny Cooper.
 Dallas  also got  some  bad news  on  the injury  front this  week  as it  was
 announced  that midfielder  Mauro Diaz  will miss  the next  6-10 weeks  after
 undergoing a knee operation.
 Diaz  has  scored three goals  and assisted on three  more in eight games this
 season, and his absence will be a blow to FCD.
 The team will also be without defender Kellyn Acosta for the next six weeks as
 he is battling a knee problem of his own.
 San  Jose  had to  feel  a  bit unlucky  after  Wednesday's  draw as  Colorado
 goalkeeper  Clint  Irwin made  seven saves,  including a  few quality stops on
 Chris Wondolowski that denied the 'Quakes three points.
 The  match saw  midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi return to the lineup for San
 Jose  after  a three-game absence, but  the club lost fullback Andreas Gorlitz
 for  the season  as he will undergo surgery  to repair a torn ACL in his right
 With Gorlitz out for the season, Brandon Barklage stepped in to fill his spot,
 while  the team also  had to use Ty Harden in the center of its back line with
 Clarence Goodson missing through injury.
 San  Jose may  be a bit short of  options in defense, but in addition to Diaz,
 Dallas will be missing forward Je-Vaughn Watson due to suspension.
 05/09 16:07:07 ET

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