The Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes played to a scoreless tie in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Kezar Stadium before a crowd of 2,116. Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad made four saves to preserve the shutout. The Dynamo will play their final preseason game of the year on Saturday, facing Chivas USA at UCSB's Harder Stadium at 9 p.m. CT.
Wednesday's game saw midfielder Richard Mulrooney play the entire second half, his longest outing since knee surgery last July, and defender Andrew Hainault make his first appearance since the opening scrimmage on February 6. Recently re-acquired Adrian Serioux played his first minutes in midfield for Houston after starting on the back line on Sunday against the Austin Aztex. The Dynamo used 20 different players, with Onstad and forward Luis Angel Landín the only players to go the full 90 minutes.
The Dynamo's regular season begins March 27 with a road match against FC Dallas, and the Houston home opener is on Thursdy, April 1, against defending MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake. More information is available by calling (713) 276-7500.
vs. San Jose Earthquakes
March 17, 2010 – Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel (Erik Ustruck 46), Bobby Boswell (Ryan Cochrane 46), Eddie Robinson (Andrew Hainault 71), Mike Chabala (Wade Barrett 46), Danny Cruz (Brian Mullan 46), Adrian Serioux (Richard Mulrooney 46), Geoff Cameron (Sammy Appiah 65), Corey Ashe (Francisco Navas Cobo 46), Cam Weaver (Dominic Oduro 46), Luis Angel Landín.
San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch (Steven Beitashour 46), Jason Hernandez, Bobby Burling, Ramiro Corrales (Justin Morrow 46), Joey Gjertsen (Omar Jassey 46), Javier Robles (Ramon Sanchez 46), Brad Ring (Simon Elliott 27, Antonio Ribeiro 58), Bobby Convey (Chris Wondolowski 46), Arturo Alvarez (Quincy Amarikwa 46), Ryan Johnson (Cornell Glen 46).
HOU -- Luis Angel Landín (caution) 42
SJ -- Cornell Glen (caution) 78
Referee: Tyler Ploeger
Referee's Assistants: Mike Kampmeinert; Vicente Cortes
4th Official: Maurizio Laudani
Weather: Clear -and- 57 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial