Houston rolled to a dominating home victory with headed goals in the first 12 minutes from Brian Ching and Kei Kamara, both from Brad Davis assists, and a second-half goal from Craig Waibel in his first MLS start of the year.
San Jose Earthquakes (1-6-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-2-3)
May 23, 2009 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Brian Ching 4 (Brad Davis 5) 4
HOU -- Kei Kamara 2 (Brad Davis 6) 12
HOU -- Craig Waibel 1 (Geoff Cameron 1) 50
SJ -- Ryan Johnson 4 (Cam Weaver 2, Chris Leitch 4) 53
San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch (Shea Salinas 76), Nick Garcia, Jason Hernandez, Eric Denton, Ryan Johnson, Ramiro Corrales, Artiro Alvarez, Bobby Convey (Kelly Gray 88), Pablo Campos (Quincy Amarikwa 46), Cam Weaver.
Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Weber, Simon Elliott, Brandon McDonald, Michael Zaher.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Andrew Hainault, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Stuart Holden, Brad Davis (Corey Ashe 2), Brian Ching, Kei Kamara (Ade Akinbiyi 89).
Substitutes Not Used: Tally Hall, Mike Chabala, Danny Cruz, Julius James, Chris Wondolowski.
SJ -- Ryan Johnson (caution; Reckless Tackle) 14
HOU -- Craig Waibel (caution; Reckless Foul) 46
HOU -- Geoff Cameron (caution; Reckless Tackle) 59
Referee: Alex Prus
Referee's Assistants: Chris Strickland; Greg Boles
4th official: Oscar Ortiz
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-81-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial