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Late goal gives FC Dallas tie with Earthquakes

Jun 7, 2009 - 10:32 PM By AMIT KALUSKAR STATS MLS Correspondent

FRISCO, Texas (STATS) - FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes each came away with a point Sunday, but neither club was happy with the result.

Kenny Cooper scored in the 87th minute to help Dallas extend its unbeaten streak to four matches with a 2-2 tie at home against the Earthquakes.

"Being up 2-1 with five minutes left feels like a loss," Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop said. "We're pleased with a point but disappointed we didn't get three. It's the story of our season."

Former Dallas midfielder Arturo Alvarez had given last-place San Jose (2-7-3) a 2-1 lead in the 82nd minute after he beat defender Marcelo Saragosa and sent a curling left-footed shot into the top right corner of the net from outside the goalkeeper's box.

"It's my job to score goals and it feels good scoring goals regardless if it's against a group of friends," said Alvarez, who played three and a half seasons for Dallas before he was traded to San Jose in 2008.

Dallas (2-6-4) scored the equalizer 5 minutes later when Brek Shea assisted on Cooper's goal, tapping a pass to Cooper from the top of the penalty circle. Cooper then placed the ball into the left corner of the net from about 6 yards for his team-leading sixth goal.

"I don't even want to think about that (losing the game)," Cooper said. "We have two more games at home before we have to go away and I'm relieved we were able to pull this one out at the end."

David Ferreira scored his first career goal to give Dallas a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute with a score from the top of the goalie's box.?Jeff Cunningham set up the score after he raced past Michael Zaher and crossed a pass to Ferreira from outside the penalty box.

"Very good ball from Jeff," Ferreira said through an interpreter. "It was a cross I was able to connect with the inside of my right foot. I was happy to get that first goal I've been waiting so long for, but I'd trade it for the win."

San Jose's first score came off of an own goal by Dallas captain Pablo Ricchetti in the 60th minute to tie the game at 1. The own goal came off a free kick by Shea Salinas which grazed Ricchetti's head and bounced into the right corner of the net.

"An own goal? I didn't get an assist? I'll have to talk to somebody about that," Salinas joked. "On a free kick your crossing it and putting it into a tight spot, it went high and off the defender and into the goal."

Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman missed the match while serving a one-game suspension after an ejection during last week's win at Chicago. Hyndman was ejected in the 81st minute for "irresponsible behavior" for shouting with fans after he was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands.

San Jose was without forward Cornell Glen, who missed the game due to international duty for Trinidad & Tobago, and midfielder Ramiro Corrales, who sat out because of yellow card accumulation.


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