In a must-win game, the Quakes came up short with a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas.
Quincy Amarikwa got the Quakes started off on the right foot with an early goal to put the Quakes up 1-0 at 13′, but Dallas got two back by Mauro Diaz at 37′ and Victor Ulloa at 79′ to win the affair 2-1.
With the loss, the Quakes had no chance of advancing to the playoffs. Even with a win, Seattle, Portland, and Sporting KC all won their respective matches to clinch their spots in the playoffs. Instead, it’s an early off-season for the team with playoff aspirations to begin the year.
The team carries high hopes for next year: Avaya is a great venue which will host the All Star Game next year. Dom Kinnear seems to have found gold in Godoy, Fatai, and Quincy. Wondo and Goodson still have a few good years left. The addition of several key players–and the potential dropping of the dead-weight of other players–hopefully will pave the way for future glory in 2016. See you in March, Quakes!