Dynamo 1, San Jose 0 - postgame notes

Deric first home-grown player in league history to record shutout in debut

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Home-grown
goalkeeper Tyler Deric made three saves in his first career start and defender
Andrew Hainault scored on a first-half header as the Houston Dynamo posted
their first shutout in 12 MLS games with a 1-0 road win over the San Jose
Earthquakes late Saturday night in northern California.

The
win sends the Dynamo to 2-0-1 in their last three road games, and the shutout
is the first in league play since Houston tied Columbus 0-0 on July 10, breaking a streak of 12 games without recordingn a shutout. The
Dynamo outshot San Jose 19-10.

Dynamo
goalkeeper Tyler Deric, 22, made his competitive professional debut and became
the first Dynamo Academy product to start an MLS match. He made three saves –
including two in the second half – to record the shutout. Deric also became the first
home-grown goalkeeper in league history to post a shutout in his first match. He
is the second home-grown goalkeeper in MLS history to start a match, joining
D.C. United’s Bill Hamid. He is the youngest goalkeeper in club history to
appear in a match.

The
Dynamo took the lead in the 23rd minute, when Andrew Hainault dove to head a
Brad Davis corner kick into the top of the net. It was the second goal in three
games for Hainault, a defender, and the 10th assist of the season for Davis,
now tied for third in Major League Soccer in assists. It is the second
consecutive year Davis has notched double-digit assists; he had 12 in MLS play
and 13 overall in 2009.

In
the second half, the Dynamo failed to take advantage of numerous chances to add
to their lead, as San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch made six total saves for the
match, including three stops on Dominic Oduro in the second half. At the other
end of the field, Tyler Deric held two low shots from another Houston-area
product, Katy Mayde Creek’s Arturo Alvarez, in the final 15 minutes to preserve
the win and the shutout.

For
Houston, forward Dominic Oduro made his 115th career MLS appearance, midfielder
Corey Ashe made the 45th start of his MLS career, and midfielder Danny Cruz
made his 40th career appearance in all competitions.

The
Dynamo played without forward Joseph Ngwenya (red card), midfielders Sammy
Appiah
(back spasms), Geoff Cameron (red card) and Colin Clark (ACL surgery),
and goalkeeper Tally Hall (ankle). Brian Ching (knee) and Anthony Obodai
(meniscus surgery) were unused substitutes.

Next
Game: Saturday, October 23, 3 p.m., Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders,
Robertson Stadium