San Jose Earthqukes Friday game wrap: Quakes stop FC Dallas from a win in closing minutes for a 1-1 draw

April 15, 2017

MLS, San Jose Earthquakes

sjearthquakes.com photo: Jahmir Hyka celebrates with teammate Florian Jungwirth after scoring his first MLS goal in stoppage time

By–London Marq

SAN JOSE–The unbeatens’ remain unbeaten as FC Dallas travels to San Jose. Entering play FC Dallas was undefeated (3-0-1) and while the Earthquakes had suffered two losses on the road, they had yet to be defeated on the home pitch at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Shots were taken early and often, and it was thrilling to watch as both teams seemed evenly matched. The first two attempts on goal came in just the third minute, the third attempt came in the 13th. That ten minute gap was the longest period of time between goal attempts for the rest of the match.

Despite the goal being peppered with attempts, the first goal wasn’t scored until the 78th minute. Kellyn Acosta, who many believe could be a key figure in US National Soccer in the coming years, scored the Dallas goal on a brilliant pass in the 78th minute.

The game wouldn’t be without dramatics, however, as the Earthquakes valiantly tried to pull the game back even. As the end regulation came and went, the added five minutes was action packed. Dallas was hit with two yellow cards and San Jose fought on. With less than a minute before the the game was going to be whistled dead, Jahmir Hyka slotted a goal in to steal the win from FC Dallas.

It may not have been a win for San Jose, but they did a good job of making sure that Dallas didn’t leave Avaya stadium with three points for a 1-1 draw. In the process, they added a point to their standing and keep an impressive run of homes games alive. On Wednesday the 19th of April, they will try and continue the run when they visit New England sportsradioservice.com’s Joe Lami will be on hand for coverage of that game.

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