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FC Dallas Comes From Two Goals Down To Draw San Jose 2-2

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A second half penalty kick from Michel seals the draw for FC Dallas.

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The playoff race in heating up. FC Dallas completed their third game in a week with 2-2 draw on Saturday night against the San Jose Earthquakes.

San Jose would get two early goals from Alan Gordon and Steve Beitashour before allowing Dallas to come back with a goal from Blas Perez and a second half penalty kick from Michel.

San Jose found their break through eight minutes into the match. Cato raced down the sideline by beating Kellyn Acosta, he then send a ball back towards the top of the penalty box where Gordon was wide open to hammer home the game's first goal.

Eight minutes later the Quakes were at it again. Beitashour played Gordon a ball outside of the penalty box, Gordon then played it back to Rafeal Baca who put in a chip over the Dallas defense. Beitashour tapped it over Raul Fernandez to give San Jose the early two goal advantage.

But Dallas would respond just minutes after that in the 19th minute with Perez. Je-Vaughn Watson headed a ball into Perez and the Panamanian slotted the ball by Jon Busch for his 10th of the season.

Dallas pressured in the second half for an equalizer but time and time again Busch was there to make the stop for the Quakes.

In the 69th minute, Watson chipped a ball into the penalty box for Perez but as he was going up for a second touch, Victor Bernardez managed to get a touch Perez enough to cause a penalty kick. Michel would take the penalty kick and score his second goal of the season.

San Jose was reduced to 10 men in the 80th minute when substitute fullback Justin Morrow brought down Ramon Nunez on a breakaway run. Mauro Diaz chipped a ball forward to Nunez who beat Morrow.

Things got even dicer in the 86th minute as Kenny Cooper and Victor Bernardez got tangled up. The two would both see red.