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                      === 'Quakes sneak past FC Dallas ===
 
 Santa  Clara,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) - A  David Texeira own goal proved to be
 the  difference on  Saturday as the 10-man  San Jose Earthquakes hung on for a
 nervy 2-1 victory over FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium.
 
 The  hosts opened  the scoring  on 25  minutes when  a long  ball forward  was
 flicked  on  by Clarence Goodson into  the path of an on-rushing Cordell Cato,
 who slid it between the legs of FCD goalkeeper Raul Fernandez.
 
 San  Jose went down  to 10 men on the stroke of halftime when Shea Salinas was
 shown  a straight  red card by referee  Chris Penso for a studs-up tackle into
 the knee of FCD defender Matt Hedges.
 
 Despite  playing the  entire second half with  10 men, San Jose found a second
 goal  in the 73rd minute as a long ball into the penalty area hit off the back
 of Texeira and rolled in behind Fernandez for the own goal.
 
 Three  minutes  later, however, Michel  brought FC  Dallas back into the match
 when  he  unleashed a thunderbolt free  kick off the underside of the crossbar
 and in from the edge of the penalty area.
 
 FC  Dallas  were handed a bit  of a lifeline  late on as the fourth official's
 board  showed  six minutes  of stoppage  time and  the visitors forced 'Quakes
 goalkeeper  Jon Busch  to make several saves. But the equalizer never came and
 San Jose snuck away with an important three points.
 
 The  result  sees San  Jose improve to  10 points from  nine matches, while FC
 Dallas remains on 16 points from 11 matches.
 
 
 
 
 05/11 00:36:02 ET

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