Both FC Dallas and San Jose battled, but the teams had to settle with a draw in a game that had a little bit of everything including an own goal and a penalty in the second game for the home side without their midfield maestro, Mauro Diaz.
In the first half, FC Dallas nearly got on the board 20 seconds in the match, but Fabian Castillo shot was saved by David Bingham. San Jose was able to find the goal first as Alberto Quintero knocked in a cross in the fifth minute to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. After a stalemate for most of the first half, Dallas able to draw level after Ryan Hollingshead was fouled in the box leading to a Tesho Akindele penalty kick conversion in the thirty-sixth minute of the game.
After halftime, it did not take long for San Jose to get the lead back as Quincy Amarikwa sent in a pass to Chris Wondolowski and he was able to hit the back of the net giving San Jose a 2-1 lead. Dallas’ numerous chances to score finally paid off in an odd way when Victor Bernandez headed in a cross into his net to tie the game at 2. Dallas and San Jose both tried to get the winning goal, but no breakthrough happened.
Diaz, the playmaker for Dallas that has been the key to the team for much of the last two-plus seasons, picked up an injury on April 1 and has not seen action since.
Short turnaround for Dallas as they travel to Portland for a Wednesday night game.