SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric
recorded a shutout in his MLS debut to help the Dynamo beat the
San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Saturday night.
Andrew Hainault scored in the 23rd minute, diving low to head
Brad Davis' corner kick over Earthquakes midfielder Bobby
Convey, who was guarding the near post. San Jose goalkeeper Jon
Busch couldn't get a hand to the well-placed attempt.
It was the second win in four matches for Houston (8-15-6),
which moved past Chivas USA and out of last place in the Western
San Jose (12-9-7), which clinched a playoff spot last weekend,
suffered a second consecutive home defeat.
Busch was nearly knocked out in the first minute of the match,
taking an inadvertent kick to the face from Houston forward Cam
Weaver. Busch bled profusely from a lacerated left earlobe but
continued playing after a seven-minute delay to wrap his head in