Castillo’s goal enough as FCD holds off San Jose

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Updated: May 25, 2013

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Fabian Castillo scored in the 33rd minute and
the FC Dallas defense held on for a 1-0 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes
on Saturday.

After a nine-match unbeaten run was snapped in Seattle last weekend, Dallas
was eager to start a new streak on Saturday, and Castillo’s first-half tally
got them off to a good start.

The goal came on the counter attack and it was led by David Ferreira, who
dashed through midfield and played the ball wide on the right to Castillo. He
cut back past a defender and curled a shot inside the left post for a classy
finish.

San Jose came within inches of leveling the contest before halftime, but a
volley from Victor Bernardez struck the crossbar.

Goalkeeper Jon Busch kept the ‘Quakes within a goal when he saved a shot from
Castillo in a one-on-one situation, while Marvin Chavez went close with a free
kick for the visitors.

The Earthquakes pressed for an equalizer in the final 10 minutes, but Chris
Wondolowski was twice denied by Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, who parried
a volley in the 81st minute before producing a diving save in stoppage time to
deny another Wondolowski effort.