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FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the (red) facts from the latest FCD game.

A point is a point until you realize it was a game that had three red cards in it.

Scoring Summary: NONE

Lineups: FC DallasDan Kennedy, Atiba Harris, Matt Hedges (Moises Hernandez 80), Walker Zimmerman, Je-Vaughn Watson, Michel (Fabian Castillo 60), Victor Ulloa, Tesho Akindele, Mauro Diaz, Michael Barrios (Ryan Hollingshead 75), David Texeira.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Alejandro Zendejas, Kyle Bekker, Stephen Keel.

Total Shots: 10 (Michael Barrios 3) Shots on Goal: 2 (Michael Barrios 2); Fouls: 14 (David Texeira 4); Offsides: 2 (Fabian Castillo 2); Corners: 3 (Mauro Diaz 2) Saves: 1 (Dan Kennedy 1).

San Jose EarthquakesDavid Bingham, Jordan Stewart, Clarence Goodson, Victor Bernardez, Marvell Wynne, Matias Perez Garcia (Adam Jahn 59), Chris Wondolowski, Cordell Cato (JJ Koval 82), Fatai Alshe, Shea Salinas (Shaun Francis 89), Mark Sherrod.

Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Meredith, Ty Harden, Michael Fucito, Jean Baptiste-Pierazzi.

Total Shots: 10 (Chris Wondolowski 5) Shots on Goal: 1 (Chris Wondolowski 1); Fouls: 14 (Mark Sherrod 3); Offsides: 1 (Chris Wondolowski 1); Corners: 6 (Matias Perez Garcia 5); Saves: 2 (David Bingham 2).
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Marvell Wynne (caution) 11
DAL – Victor Ulloa (caution) 16
DAL – Michel (caution) 40
DAL – Mauro Diaz (caution) 40
SJ – Mark Sherrod (ejection) 53
DAL – Je-Vaughn Watson (ejection) 75
SJ – JJ Koval (ejection) 87

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: Euan Anderson, Eduardo Mariscal
Fourth Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Weather: Sunny and 82 degrees
Attendance: 18,000


On Watson's red card…

Everybody saw the game, people who were there, upstairs, the people who were on TV… Everybody will make their judgement. I'm going to just focus on the way we got the point, which helps us in the league and in a tough conference.

On getting a point on the road…

I always want more. My players want more too. I have to recognize that it could be a game that, with all the accidents that happened and the way they could have turned out, at the end I have to be happy with the point.

On how his players kept their composure despite the match having three red cards…

We are in that process. We are learning to see if we can become the team who can settle and finish with the whole team in there. But, as you see, there are some times that decisions get in the middle and you have to accept it. Honestly, today we needed to add points. This is what this team needed today after the last two games. We needed to bounce back and add some points in the standings and feel like we can get results away.


On getting a clean sheet upon returning to the lineup…

It is a positive note. We've been talking about, especially the past few games and after last week, the importance of getting a clean sheet and knowing that the goal every game is to get a zero in the back. They did have a few chances, but overall we stayed more compact than we have in recent matches. Our organization is what helped us get that zero today.

On defending against set pieces…

All week we worked on one-on-one duels off of set pieces. Everyone was being so focused. If they got a goal it wasn’t going to be off a set piece. We had a mentality of ‘it's not going to be my man.' That mentality is infectious. We did a good job in training and it carried over into the game.

On how the team adjusted to so many absences in the squad…

That's the great thing about this team. There's a lot of depth. There are a lot of people who are interchangeable parts within our lineup. Atiba [Harris] stepped up big today, especially playing alongside him on the right side. He did a great job out wide. [David] Texeira won some balls for us up top and created a few opportunities.


On his first-half save on Chris Wondolowski…

Matt [Hedges] did a good job of stepping into the space and splitting the difference. It helped me to read [Chris] Wondolowski. He is a poacher. He tries to hit the ball with his first touch a lot of the time. That is what makes him so good. I just tried to close down the space, cover as much ground as I could while staying big. Fortunately, I was able to come up with the save. It bounced back off him and went out for a goal kick so that was good too.