Jesus Ferreira scored two goals and FC Dallas defeated the San Jose Earthquakes for the first time in more than six years, registering a convincing 4-1 victory at Frisco, Texas, on Saturday.
Alan Velasco added a goal and an assist and Marco Farfan scored his first career MLS goal as FC Dallas defeated San Jose for the first time since July 8, 2016. Dallas was 0-5-4 against the Earthquakes in the 73 ensuing months until Saturday’s victory.
Sebastian Lletget had two assists in his second game with FC Dallas since being acquired from the New England Revolution.
FC Dallas (10-7-9, 39 points) scored three first-half goals to take control while improving to 7-3-3 at home. Dallas is 3-1-2 over its past six matches.
Jeremy Ebobisse scored for San Jose (5-11-9, 24 points), which saw its winless streak reach six games (0-4-2). It was Ebobisse’s 14th goal of the campaign.
The Earthquakes are 1-8-4 on the road and also have allowed a league-worst 53 goals.
Ferreira also has 14 goals after scoring two or more goals in a game for the fourth time this season.
Both teams took 10 shots, but FC Dallas had a 6-2 edge in shots on target.
Maarten Paes had one save for FC Dallas, while San Jose’s JT Marcinkowski made two stops.
FC Dallas didn’t wait long to get on the scoreboard as Ferreira scored in the third minute. Velasco delivered the pass and Ferreira punched a left-footed shot into the net.
In the 20th minute, Farfan finally found the back of the net in his 87th career MLS match. He sent a left-footed shot inside the near post, and it caromed off Marcinkowski on its way into the net.
Ferreira struck with goal No. 14 in the 41st minute after his first shot hit a defender and came back to him. Marcinkowski was badly out of position and Ferreira easily sent a right-footer into the net to make it 3-0.
Dallas continued its onslaught in the second half when Velasco drilled a right-footer from outside the box past Marcinkowski in the 57th minute. It was Velasco’s fourth goal of the season.
Three minutes later, Ebobisse got San Jose on the board with a blistering right-footed shot that nipped the bottom of the crossbar en route to landing in the netting.
–Field Level Media