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Blas Perez's stoppage time goal lifts FC Dallas over San Jose 1-0

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn't always pretty but in the end FC Dallas opened up the 2015 MLS season with a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

FC Dallas would get a late stoppage-time goal from Blas Perez to help seal the first victory of the season.

San Jose pressured Dallas early on in this one causing turnovers that put Dallas in bad spots. Chris Wondolowski picked off a Matt Hedges pass deep in the Dallas end, the former league MVP's shot would force Chris Seitz to make a punching save to keep the ball out of the goal.

Dallas would settle in though and earn a couple free kicks. In the 18th minute, Mauro Diaz would earn a free kick outside the penalty box. The ensuing kick, Diaz would play it short to Perez on the near post who would force David Bingham to a tough save. Perez would get another chance just moments later to redeem himself but this time he was unlucky as Paulo Renato would make a goal line save.

FCD continued to push for the season's first goal as the game went into the second half. In the 55th minute, the Dallas midfield forced a couple of turnovers in the San Jose end, after a couple smart passes around the penalty box from Diaz and Tesho Akindele, Diaz would get the ball at the top of the box and fire off a shot that would sail just high of the goal.

Akindele would come close to scoring as well in the 60th minute. The MLS Rookie of the Year would link up with Ryan Hollingshead on the far side with a clever give and go that put Akindele into the penalty box, but the shot from Akindele would go just wide of the post.

Dallas would finally find the back of the net in the first minute of stoppage time with Perez. After a couple wild bounces the ball would find Moises Hernandez at the top of the penalty box, the Dallas Homegrown would fire a shot that would find the head of Perez, who would deflect it into the net.

FC Dallas returns to action next weekend as they host new Western Conference rivals Sporting KC.