Photo courtesy of San Jose Earthquakes. Jeremy Ebobisse celebrates a goal.
By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)
SAN JOSE- The Earthquakes played a close on match on their home turf against Dallas and ended up fighting to a tie 1-1.
In goal for San Jose was Daniel de Sousa Brito while for Dallas in between the pipes was Jimmy Maurer.
The match saw an early injury to Dallas as Tsiki Ntsabeleng was hurt on a play just ten minutes in so Sam Junqua came in to replace him.
A couple minutes after the injury delay Miguel Traco had a couple great looks one from outside of the box and then another one from inside. Both attempts did miss but Traco looked good early in the match.
At the 25th minute of the match Jackson Yueill was given a yellow card for a bad foul and Dallas began to push. Jesús Ferreira got two great opportunities right after the card one that Brito had to make a save on.
Dallas right before the end of the first half suffered another injury as this time there was a delay for Marco Farfan thankfully though this time Farfan was able to stay in.
The first half came to an end with both team still at a stalemate of 0-0.
Early on in the second half Paul Marie was given a yellow card for a bad foul bringing the teams total up to two.
Right after the foul Farfan feeling better got a shot on goal from the left side of the six yard box that was once again saved by Brito.
Then there was another delay in the match due to injury as this time Marie went down and actually went down twice within a couple minute span. After the second time Marie was subbed out for Tommy Thompson.
In between the delays Jeremy Ebobisse was able to get a shot on goal that was saved by Maurer.
At the 69th minute mark of the match Farfan picked up the first yellow card for Dallas for a bad foul.
San Jose was then given a great opportunity on a free kick to the right of the box that Cristian Espinoza took. On the center the ball bounced around and Benjamin Kikanović got a head on the ball and it that just barely squeaked in.
It wasn’t the prettiest goal but the Earthquakes were up 1-0 as Tanner Beason picked up the assist on the goal.
Towards the end of the match there were more injury delays as both Carlos Gruezo and Brito went down but stayed in the match. All of the delays did mean though that Dallas would have time on their side with the refs adding ten minutes of stoppage time.
Before stoppage time two yellow cards were given out one to San Jose as Judson Silva Tavares was given one as well as Alan Velasco for Dallas.
Heading into stoppage time Dallas had momentum and they were able to capitalize on it. They tied it on a beautiful pass into the box by Velasco that Nkosi Tafari headed into the top of the net tying the game at the fourth minute of stoppage time.
At the end of the match Tavares was given another yellow card for another bad foul and thus was ejected from the match.
With that being the final big play of the match San Jose had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Dallas at home.
San Jose’s next game will be against Seattle on the road this upcoming Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.