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Mar 31, 2024 3:36 am

Dynamo rally to slide past Earthquakes

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The San Jose Earthquakes started fast, but the Houston Dynamo finished strong and used two second-half scores on Saturday night to notch a 2-1 home victory.

Bruno Wilson scored a goal just one minute into the match. The marker, a header which came by way of a Cristian Espinoza corner boot and was Wilson’s first of his MLS career, staked San Jose to a lead at the outset.

Sebastían Ferreira and Franco Escobar notched scores during a four-minute span in the second half for Houston (3-1-1, 10 points).

The initial goal came in the 81st minute and the decisive tally came in the 85th.

The Wilson marker was one of only two shots for the Earthquakes (1-5-0, 3 points) in the first half of the contest, as the Dynamo edged San Jose, 8-2, in that department during that duration.

Earthquakes goalkeeper Will Yarbrough made a pair of saves on tries by Houston’s Ibrahim Aliyu in the 16th minute, keeping his team ahead. Yarbrough moved to 4-1-4 against the Dynamo with the loss.

Seven minutes after that, San Jose had an opportunity to double its advantage, but Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark kept a Preston Judd kick out of the net. Ferreira and Griffin Dorsey both missed the mark for Houston shortly thereafter, and then Aliyu had a shot blocked.

In the 34th minute, Judd was assessed a red card for an offense away from the ball, leaving the Earthquakes with 10 players for the remainder of the match.

Yarbrough pushed aside Erik Sviatchenko’s shot in first-half stoppage time.

San Jose’s Jackson Yueill was given a red card in the second-half stoppage time. The win was Houston’s third in a row, containing a hot streak for the Dynamo after a loss and a draw to begin the calendar.

–Field Level Media

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