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Short-handed Quakes hold on to 2-1 win over FC Dallas

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The San Jose Earthquakes held on to win 2-1 against the FC Dallas on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Midfielder Shea Salinas was red-carded in the 45th minute just before the halftime whistle blew leaving the Earthquakes with 10 men left for the rest of the game.

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Cordell Cato put the Earthquakes ahead with his goal in the 25th minute. The Quakes had plenty of scoring chances but could not convert. With a man down, FC Dallas press for the equalizer but Goaltender Jon Busch was equal to the task in denying FC Dallas with a goal. San Jose caught a break in the 73rd minute with an own goal against Dallas to give the home team a 2-0 advantage. FC Dallas Midfielder Michel did convert a free kick in the 76th minute, but the Quakes managed to hang on for the victory.

The Quakes improve to 2-3-4 record for the season a three-game unbeaten streak at home. They will travel to Seattle on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and then host the Houston Dynamos on Saturday, May 25, 2014.