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Three memorable games in the FC Dallas-San Jose series

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FC Dallas and San Jose always have interesting encounters with one another.

San Jose Earthquakes v FC Dallas Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

FC Dallas has a long history with the San Jose Earthquakes, or Clash if you want to go that far back. Both teams have had some great games over the years. The two are set to meet this weekend and we thought it would be fun to look back on a couple memorable games in recent years between the two squads.

FC Dallas 1 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes - March 7, 2015

Last year's season opener was a rather entertaining game when you look back on it. The two squads traded a lot of blows in this one, with 20 shots taken, including seven on goal. None were more important than the final one taken as Blas Perez scored the late game-winner in the 92nd minute.

Perez was in the right spot at the right time for one of his few goals in 2015. A ball was sent into the penalty box where San Jose keeper David Bingham punched it out to Moises Hernandez. The Dallas fullback then attempted a shot on goal only to see the ball headed off Perez and into the back of the net.

FC Dallas 5 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes - August 17, 2014

This may have been the game that helped lead to Tesho Akindele's Rookie of the Year win in 2014. The Canadian striker had a bit of a coming out party in San Jose that evening as he scored his first career hat trick.

The Dallas attack had their way with San Jose on that evening too. Fabian Castillo had a brace on the night as FC Dallas extended an impressive unbeaten run to nine games.

FC Dallas 3 - 3 San Jose Earthquakes - September 30, 2012

Back in the late summer and early fall of 2012, the San Jose Earthquakes were picking up points across MLS left and right on their way to a Supporters' Shield trophy. This was one of those nights that they got away with a couple things late on their way to another scrappy draw.

Steven Lenhart bagged a late brace, including a 95th-minute equalizer, in the wild draw. Blas Perez had two goals on the night, while Matt Hedges had what looked to be the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute.