HOUSTON (AP) -- Geovanni had a goal and an assist to lead the San
Jose Earthquakes to their first win in Houston, 2-1 over the
Dynamo on Sunday night
San Jose (9-7-5, 32 points) moved into a tie with Seattle for
fifth place in the West, while Houston (6-12-5, 23 points)
dropped its second straight match and fourth in fifth games to
drop nine points behind San Jose and Seattle for the last
Geovanni scored in the 64th minute, blasting a deflection in the
middle box into the net from 14 yards out. San Jose played the
final 8 minutes a man down after Sam Cronin was given a straight
red card for a dangerous tackle on Brian Mullan.
Houston had a shot from Adrian Serioux from 30 yards out in the
middle stopped by Jon Busch in second-half stoppage, and Andrew
Hainault's header off a corner went just wide of the upper post
later in stoppage time.
The Earthquakes opened the scoring in the sixth minute on Khari
Stephenson's left-footed shot from 14 yards, and Houston tied it
in the 45th minute on Brad Davis' header.