the pair that combined one week prior to score a late game-winner against the MetroStars -- replaced Rhine and Kreis respectively. Nhleko took a rip on target with practically his first touch, but Earthquakes goalkeeper Pat Onstad punched it away with no problems.
Corrales was denied his second of the night in the 75th minute thanks to a great save from Garlick. Ekelund was again in on the act as he raced into the box before dumping the ball off to Corrales and his hard shot was heading to the right corner, but Garlick got down quickly to knock it to safety.
It wouldn't matter in the end though, as home side held on for a comfortable win, the Burn following a victory with a loss for the third consecutive time.
San Jose has a busy week ahead, as they face the the Kansas City Wizards in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday on the road before returning home to host the Colorado Rapids next Saturday at 10 p.m. ET (HDNet). Dallas also takes the field next Saturday as they return home to face the Chicago Fire at 8:30 p.m. ET.
MLSnet.com Man of the Match: Ramiro Corrales (San Jose Earthquakes)
Dallas Burn (8-9-5) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (8-7-6)
August 21, 2004 -- Spartan Stadium
SJ -- Ramiro Corrales 2 (Landon Donovan 8, Ronnie Ekelund 3) 5
SJ -- own goal (Cory Gibbs) 24
SJ -- Brian Ching 11 (Landon Donovan 9) 52
Dallas Burn -- Jeff Cassar (Scott Garlick 12), Carey Talley, Cory Gibbs, Steve Jolley, Chris Gbandi, Ronnie O'Brien, Simo Valakari, Brad Davis, Eddie Johnson, Jason Kreis (Toni Nhleko 68), Bobby Rhine (Oscar Pareja 68).
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Behncke, Eric Quill.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Ronnie O'Brien 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Ronnie O'Brien 3); FOULS: 21 (Bobby Rhine 4); OFFSIDES: 5 (Toni Nhleko 3); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Brad Davis 2); SAVES: 3 (Scott Garlick 2)
San Jose Earthquakes -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane, Troy Dayak, Todd Dunivant, Brian Mullan, Ronnie Ekelund, Richard Mulrooney, Ramiro Corrales, Brian Ching, Landon Donovan (Wes Hart 89).
Substitutes Not Used: Jeff Agoos, Arturo Alvarez, Chris Brown, Jon Conway, Dwayne De Rosario, Tighe Dombrowski, Eddie Robinson, Ian Russell.
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Ramiro Corrales 3, Ronnie Ekelund 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Ramiro Corrales 2); FOULS: 19 (Ryan Cochrane 4, Brian Mullan 4); OFFSIDES: 3 (Landon Donovan 3); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Richard Mulrooney 7); SAVES: 5 (Pat Onstad 5)
SJ -- Ryan Cochrane (caution; Professional Foul) 35
SJ -- Ramiro Corrales (caution; Tackle from Behind) 38
DAL -- Jason Kreis (caution; Pushing, Holding) 42
DAL -- Bobby Rhine (caution; Reckless Foul) 62
DAL -- Chris Gbandi (caution; Tackle from Behind) 73
SJ -- Ryan Cochrane (caution; Professional Foul) 88
SJ -- Ryan Cochrane (ejection; Second Caution) 88
DAL -- Steve Jolley (caution; Reckless Foul) 91+
Referee: Ali Saheli
Referee's Assistants: -Greg Barkey; David Bragg
4th Official: Yader Reyes
Time of Game: 1:55
All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.