FC Dallas Vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 2012 MLS: Hoops Can't Win Again, This Time Against 10-Man Quakes

David Ferreira was back, but so were the same old hapless FC Dallas. The 2010 MLS MVP made his first start in 15 months as he completed his return from a broken ankle, but playing well enough to earn Dallas their fair share of possession, it didn't result in any goals. That meant a 0-0 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes, which stretches the Hoops' winless streak to a staggering 14 matches in all competitions.

Dallas did well to generate 14 shots, but just three were on target due to impatience and a general lack of ideas in the final third. For their part, San Jose did well to create chances themselves and had seven corner kicks to Dallas' one, but they couldn't find the net either.

The Quakes almost broke through in the 36th minute when Chris Wondolowski chipped Kevin Hartman and watched the ball bounce towards the goal for what looked like would be a sure tally, but Hernan Pertuz had other ideas. The defender stuck with the play and raced in behind Hartman to clear the ball off of the line at the last moment with a brilliant diving save.

Making matters worse for Dallas is that they got to play the last 10 minutes up a man after Ramiro Corrales picked up two yellow cards in a three minute span, but they still couldn't score. It's 14 matches and counting now for Dallas and you can bet that they know it.

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