Victor Ulloa slipped a shot underneath diving San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham in the 79th minute to give FC Dallas a 2-1 victory Sunday that eliminated the Earthquakes from the MLS Cup playoffs.
FC Dallas (18-10-6) came into the match tied with the New York Red Bulls for the Supporters’ Shield — which goes to the Major League Soccer team with the best record — but the Red Bulls, who had a better goal differential, claimed the title after their 2-1 win over Chicago.
Dallas boasted a 13-2-2 record at Toyota Stadium, but needed a second-half comeback to claim the final home victory.
Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 13th minute to give San Jose a 1-0 lead. Mauro Diaz scored the equalizer in the 38th minute. San Jose (13-13-8) played a man down after Matias Perez Garcia was sent off for violent conduct in the 67th minute.
Dallas has a first-round bye into the Western Conference semifinals.