In the return leg FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes met for the second time this season and in the month of August. Maximiliano Urruti opened up the scoring with his goal in the 8th minute to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. However Vako responded with 2 goals of his own in the 15th and 42nd minute to give the Quakes a 2-1 lead at the half. Dallas evened up the score 6 minutes into the second half with a tally from Santiago Mosquera in the 51st minute to tie at 2-2. The home team took the lead back a short time later with a goal from Magnus Eriksson in the 54th minute. The game was tied again 3-3 with a score from Dominique Badji in the 58th minute. The home team finally got something to cheer abut with a goal from Chris Wondolowski with an assist from Vako in the 62nd minute. The goal was the 142nd of his illustrious career and moved him 3 goals closer to the record of 145 set by Landon Donovan. The Quakes never looked back and won their second home game of the season with a 4-3 win over FC Dallas. The victory also marked a sweep of the home and home series for San Jose, having won 3-1 at Frisco, TX on August 4.
Facebook series – Quakes v FC Dallas. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes complete their home and home series against Vancouver at BC Place this Saturday September 1 at 7pm. FC Dallas returns home to host Houston on the same day.