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Own-goal rescues point for FC Dallas in 2-2 draw against San Jose Earthquakes

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An own goal from Victor Bernardez helped FCD earn a draw.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas extended their unbeaten run four games following a 2-2 draw on Saturday night against conference rivals San Jose Earthquakes.

The two sides traded punches left and right in this one as FCD came from behind twice to secure the point at home.

FC Dallas started off strong with a couple good chances by Fabian Castillo but it was San Jose who would strike first in the fourth minute. Quincy Amarikwa got the ball on the left wing, he then sent the ball back across goal to the run of Alberto Quintero. The San Jose midfielder was free in the box to hammer home the game's first goal.

FC Dallas struggled to get anything on goal for the next 30 minutes until Ryan Hollingshead was brought down in the penalty box by Shaun Francis. Tesho Akindele stepped up to the spot and calmly placed the ball by David Bingham to tie the game.

The Quakes regained the lead ten minutes into the second half on a counter attack play. Amarikwa once again was the driver in the Quakes attack as he got the ball in the Dallas defensive end. He took a couple dribbles in the open field before slotting a ball behind the Dallas defense to the run of Chris Wondolowski. The veteran striker had no issue putting home the go-ahead goal past Chris Seitz.

Dallas didn't back down though as they tied it up in the 62nd minute on an own goal by Victor Bernardez. Substitute Mauro Rosales sent the ball across the penalty box to Castillo. The Dallas winger took one touch around a defender before crossing it back towards the top of the six-yard box where Bernardez headed it into his own net.

The game calmed down a bit after that despite FC Dallas picking up four yellow cards on the evening.

FC Dallas will have a short turn around this week as they travel to Oregon to battle the Portland Timbers on Wednesday before returning home to host Sporting KC on Sunday.