Fernandez tested in FC Dallas shutout

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Fabian Castillo scored in the 33rd minute and Raul Fernandez made six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading FC Dallas to a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

With Dallas clinging to the one-goal lead, San Jose peppered Fernandez over the final 13 minutes, forcing him to make five saves, but was unable to break through.

MLS-leading Dallas (8-2-3), which had its unbeaten streak snapped at nine games last weekend with a 4-2 loss at Seattle, is 7-0-1 at home this season — outscoring opponents 13-4.

San Jose (3-5-6) has only one victory in its last 10 matches and is winless in six road games this season.

Fernandez made back-to-back diving saves in the 78th minute, denying Shea Salinas’ 25-yard blast and then about 30 seconds later stopping Adam Jahn’s 15-yard attempt. Fernandez, who shook off a somewhat violent collision with Jahn in the third minute, then stopped Chris Wondolowski’s 10-yard volley in the 81st.

Wondolowski, who matched the MLS record for goals in a season with 27 last year, nearly tied it again early in stoppage time with a leaping header, but another diving save by Fernandez kept it out.

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