MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Robertson Stadium, Houston, United States

Referee: Hilario Grajeda

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Houston

  • Brad Davis 46'

1 - 2

FT

San Jose

  • Khari Stephenson 5'
  • Giovani Deiberson 64'

Geovanni's goal, assist key Earthquakes, doom Dynamo

HOUSTON (AP) -- Geovanni had a goal and an assist to lead the San

Jose Earthquakes to their first win in Houston, 2-1 over the

Dynamo on Sunday night

San Jose (9-7-5, 32 points) moved into a tie with Seattle for

fifth place in the West, while Houston (6-12-5, 23 points)

dropped its second straight match and fourth in fifth games to

drop nine points behind San Jose and Seattle for the last

playoff spot.

Geovanni scored in the 64th minute, blasting a deflection in the

middle box into the net from 14 yards out. San Jose played the

final 8 minutes a man down after Sam Cronin was given a straight

red card for a dangerous tackle on Brian Mullan.

Houston had a shot from Adrian Serioux from 30 yards out in the

middle stopped by Jon Busch in second-half stoppage, and Andrew

Hainault's header off a corner went just wide of the upper post

later in stoppage time.

The Earthquakes opened the scoring in the sixth minute on Khari

Stephenson's left-footed shot from 14 yards, and Houston tied it

in the 45th minute on Brad Davis' header.

Scoring Summary

  • Houston
  • San Jose
Brad Davis (46')

Match Stats

  • Houston
  • San Jose
11(5) Shots (on goal) 4(4)
1 Fouls 1
3 Corner kicks 0
1 Offsides 2
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
2 Saves 4

Teams

  • Houston
  • San Jose
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Sam Cronin (84')