The San Jose Earthquakes, affectionately called The Goonies by their supporters for their "never say die" attitude, may finally be done.
For the past few seasons, the Earthquakes have been one of the better teams in MLS, but in 2014, things haven't gone according to plan.
On Saturday night, San Jose lost 5-0 at home to FC Dallas and remain stuck on 24 points from 21 games. Although they have three games in hand over several of the teams ahead of them, the Earthquakes are still nine points out of a playoff spot and would have to overcome the Portland Timbers, the Colorado Rapids and likely the Vancouver Whitecaps in the final third of the season to move into a playoff position.
For their part, Dallas continues to be in impressive form and have become a late, and surprising, contender for the Supporters' Shield, only three points behind leaders Sporting KC and RSL.
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