In the first competitive game back in San Jose for many Dynamo players after their move to Houston in 2006, the Dynamo were upset by the expansion Earthquakes on goals from Kei Kamara and Ivan Guerrero. Brian Ching scored a late consolation goal from Houston.
Houston Dynamo (2-3-4) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (2-5-1)
May 22, 2008 -- Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara CA
SJ -- Kei Kamara 2 (Ned Grabavoy 3) 67
SJ -- Ivan Guerrero 1 (unassisted) 81
HOU -- Brian Ching 2 (Brad Davis 1) 88
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson (Patrick Ianni 64), Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Stuart Holden (Brad Davis 75), Brian Ching, Franco Caraccio (Kyle Brown 55).
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Geoff Cameron, Craig Waibel, Chris Wondolowski.
San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Jason Hernandez, Ryan Cochrane, Nick Garcia, Eric Denton, Ronnie O'Brien (Shea Salinas 78), Ramiro Corrales, Ned Grabavoy, Ivan Guerrero, Ryan Johnson, Kei Kamara (Jovan Kirovski 80).
Substitutes Not Used: Michael Gustavson, John Cunliffe, Kelly Gray, James Riley, Joe Vide.
SJ -- Nick Garcia (caution; Reckless Foul) 35
SJ -- Ryan Cochrane (caution; Reckless Foul) 40
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Referee's Assistants: Chris Strickland; Peter Manikowski
4th official: Hidajet Tica
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial