FC Dallas Comes from Behind to Earn a 1-1 Draw with the San Jose Earthquakes

September 11, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – FC Dallas News Release

Frisco, Texas – FC Dallas (6-10-8, 26 points) draws 1-1 with San Jose Earthquake (6-8-9, 27 points) on Saturday Night at Toyota Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

6′ – GOAL (SJ) – San Jose’s Oswaldo Alanís converted from the penalty spot after a handball call was called on Matt Hedges.

36′ – SHOT (DAL) – Following a sequence in the midfield, Paxton Pomykal fired a shot that was pushed over the bar by San Jose’s goalkeeper.

40′ – SHOT (DAL) – Jesús Ferreira connected with a pass from Ricardo Pepi and sent a left-footed shot towards the bottom left of the net but JT Marcinkowski made the save.

45’+4′ – SHOT (DAL) – Jáder Obrian fired a shot from outside the box but his attempt was saved by Marcinkowski to keep San Jose up 1-0.

Second Half

50′ – GOAL (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi headed in a cross from Justin Che to find Dallas’ equalizer after Che received a short pass from Jáder Obrian near the top of the box.

58 – SHOT (SJ) – Alanís sent a cross following a corner to San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski inside the six-yard box but his header hit the crossbar.

60′ – SHOT (DAL) – Jesús Ferreira attempted to chip the ball over Marcinkowski but San Jose’s goalkeeper was alert and made the save.


FC Dallas – Phelipe; Justin Che (Nkosi Tafari – 83′), Matt Hedges, José Martínez, Ema Twumasi; Brandon Servania (Bryan Acosta – 79′), Facundo Quignon; Jáder Obrian (Szabolcs Schön – 67′), Jesús Ferreira, Paxton Pomykal (Andrés Ricaurte – 74′); Ricardo Pepi.

Substitutes not used – Kyle Zobeck, Eddie Munjoma, Edwin Cerrillo, Kalil ElMedkhar.

FC Dallas Stats Summary:

Shots: 17

Shots on Goal: 7

Saves: 2

Corner Kicks: 8

Fouls: 18

Offside: 0

San Jose Earthquakes – JT Marcinkowski; Nathan, Tanner Beason, Oswaldo Alanís, Luciano Abecasis (Paul Marie – 74′); Chris Wondolowski (Andrés Rios – 74′), Judson (Jack Skahan – 88′); Cristian Espinoza (Cade Cowell – 61′), Jackson Yueill, Carlos Fierro (Benji Kikanovic – 62′); Chofis.

Substitutes not used – Daniel Vega, Tommy Thompson, Jacob Akanyirige, Siad Haji.

San Jose Earthquakes Stats Summary:

Shots: 13

Shots on Goal: 2

Saves: 6

Corner Kicks: 5

Fouls: 15

Offside: 1

Scoring Summary:

SJ (0-1): Oswaldo Alanís (penalty) – 6′

DAL (1-1): Ricardo Pepi (Justin Che) – 50′

Misconduct Summary:

DAL: Matt Hedges (caution) – 4′

DAL: Brandon Servania (caution) – 41′

SJ: Nathan (caution) – 48′

SJ: Judson (caution) – 59′

Weather: Sunny, 85

Attendance: 15,237

Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.

Assistant Referees: Kevin Klinger, Diego Blas

Fourth official: Ramy Touchan

VAR: Younes Marrakchi

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