San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - A first-half penalty kick from Brad Davis
was enough for the Houston Dynamo to claim a 1-0 win over the San Jose
Earthquakes at AT&T Park on Saturday.
Houston (2-0-0) needed 16 games to collect its first road win of the season
last term, but Dominic Kinnear's side has now won its first two away contests
this season, both without conceding a goal.
San Jose's Chris Wondolowski was hoping to equal the MLS mark of scoring at
least one goal in seven successive matches, and he nearly did so early on by
striking the post from a tight angle in the ninth minute.
But five minutes later, Earthquakes (1-1-0) goalkeeper Jon Busch came off his
line and crashed into Houston's Brian Ching, giving the Dynamo a penalty kick.
Davis stepped forward, and although Busch guessed correctly and got a hand to
the ball, he was unable to keep it out.
Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall had to be alert to tip a wayward cross from
Ramiro Corrales over the crossbar just before halftime, while Hall did well to
parry a shot from Wondolowski after the forward broke into the area on the
Tressor Moreno came off the bench in the second half to make his 'Quakes debut
and he almost set up the equalizing goal in the final 10 minutes but Shea
Salinas shot the ball into the outside of the net after Moreno played him into
the area on the right.
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