FC Dallas ended their regular season with a bang on Decision Day with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. The win unfortunately was not enough to win the Supporters' Shield as the New York Red Bulls won 2-1 over the Chicago Fire.
Dallas got goals from Mauro Diaz and Victor Ulloa in the win.
Ten minutes into the match San Jose would get their first good look on goal as Quincy Amarikwa got in behind the Dallas defense. Amarikwa received a ball at the top of the penalty box and put in a hard shot on goal that forced Jesse Gonzalez to make his first save of the night.
Amarikwa would make FC Dallas pay just minutes later as he broke into the penalty box again by beating Matt Hedges with a crafty dribble before firing a shot into the back of the net.
Dallas evened things up in the 37th minute after a lot of pressure on the San Jose defense. Fabian Castillo got the ball wide and made his way into the penalty box around Marvell Wynne. He then played the ball across the six yard box where Diaz was there to get the ball and hammer it into the back of the net.
Castillo had another opportunity to put Dallas ahead in the 61st minute as he took the ball on the wing. The Colombian would make one touch to get Wynne on his heals but his shot would go just wide of the goal.
San Jose would be reduced to ten men in the 67th minute on an off the ball foul by Matias Perez Garcia on Diaz. Garcia apparently slapped Diaz on the back of the head and the assistant referee caught the infraction.
Dallas would gain the lead in the 80th minute on a counter attack play caused by a turnover created by Ulloa. The Dallas Homegrown would gather a ball outside the penalty box on a turnover by Clarence Goodson. He would then feed the ball off to Castillo, who then gave it right back to him for the finish and the go-ahead goal.
FC Dallas will wait it out this week to see who they get in the semifinal round of the playoffs.