A frenetic six-minute stretch late in the first half saw the Dynamo go down 2-0, then rally to tie on a header from Chris Wondolowski and a long-range strike from Brad Davis, but San Jose countered with a goal just before halftime from Cam Weaver – who would later suit up for Houston – on a play the Dynamo thought was offside.
The Houston Dynamo lost to the San Jose Earthquakes in a 3-2 match at Buck Shaw Stadium Saturday night. San Jose now leads the all-time series 2-1-1.
Chris Wondolowski scored his first goal of the season in the 34th minute and had his second straight game with an assist.
Stuart Holden’s assist in the 34th minute was the 10th of his MLS career.
Julius James made his Dynamo debut in the 75th minute, and rookie Danny Cruz made his Major League Soccer debut in the 79th minute.
Coach Dominic Kinnear was ejected in stoppage time.
Tonight marked Wade Barrett’s 225th career start, Brad Davis’ 135th career start, and both Geoff Cameron’s and Chris Wondolowski’s 10th career start.
Houston Dynamo (0-1-1) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (1-1-0)
March 28, 2009 -- Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara CA
SJ -- Ryan Johnson 1 (Cam Weaver 1, Arturo Alvarez 1) 30
SJ -- Arturo Alvarez 1 (unassisted) 33
HOU -- Chris Wondolowski 1 (Stuart Holden 1, Richard Mulrooney 1) 34
HOU -- Brad Davis 1 (unassisted) 36
SJ -- Cam Weaver 1 (Darren Huckerby 1, Chris Leitch 1) 44
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Wade Barrett (Danny Cruz 79), Stuart Holden, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Corey Ashe (Julius James 75), Brian Mullan, Chris Wondolowski.
Substitutes Not Used: Tally Hall, Mike Chabala, John Michael Hayden, Craig Waibel.
San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch, Nick Garcia, Kelly Gray, Eric Denton, Darren Huckerby (Shea Salinas 70), Ramiro Corrales, Arturo Alvarez, Bobby Convey, Cam Weaver (Pablo Campos 91+), Ryan Johnson (Quincy Amarikwa 65).
Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Weber, Ryan Cochrane, Brandon McDonald, Michael Zaher.
HOU -- Geoff Cameron (caution; Reckless Tackle) 23
SJ -- Ramiro Corrales (caution; Reckless Tackle) 66
HOU -- Bobby Boswell (caution; Reckless Tackle) 70
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Reckless Foul) 93+
Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee's Assistants: Corey Rockwell; Frank Anderson
4th official: David Bragg
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial