Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Will Bruin and Giles Barnes netted first-half
goals as the Houston Dynamo matched an MLS record by extending their home
unbeaten streak to 34 straight games across all competitions with a 2-0 win
over the San Jose Earthquakes at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Coming off an impressive 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps last time out,
the victory also extends Houston's unbeaten run in league play to 28
consecutive matches and is their second straight win after dropping a 3-2
result to FC Dallas on March 17.
Houston opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Boniek Garcia sent a low
cross into the San Jose penalty area and Bruin fired it past Jon Busch with a
right-footed shot into the bottom right corner for the 1-0 lead.
The Dynamo made it 2-0 three minutes before the interval as Brad Davis floated
a perfectly-weighted cross into the box and Barnes rushed in to nod it past
Busch for the two-goal margin.
After the break, San Jose had a few quality chances with the best one coming
in stoppage time as Chris Wondolowski got his head to a Sam Cronin cross in
the box, but it clanged off the woodwork and stayed out as Houston held on for
the three points.
The Dynamo rise to second place in the East with nine points from four
matches, while San Jose remains on seven points from five matches.
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