San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo | MLS Match Preview
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO
AVAYA STADIUM, San Jose, California
MAY 11, 2016 (WEEK 11, MLS GAME #101)
10:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE, CSN-Bay Area, ROOT Sports SW)
Two clubs which share a common foundation meet for the first time this season when the San Jose Earthquakes play host to the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday evening at Avaya Stadium. The teams are separated by seven points in the Western Conference. The Quakes return home after a draw and a defeat on a two-game road swing, ending in a 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC last weekend. The Dynamo hit the road after putting a halt to a six-game winless run, defeating Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium.
- The Quakes suffered a 2-0 defeat at Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday evening, their first attacking shutout in 22 games, since a scoreless draw at the Portland Timbers on Aug. 2, 2015.
- The Dynamo won for the first time since March 12, putting an end to a six-game winless streak (and three-game losing run) in their 2-0 victory against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium.
- The Dynamo won the final two meetings a year ago, winning once at each ground, claiming a 2-0 victory July 10 at Avaya Stadium, then winning 2-1 on Aug. 8 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
- The Quakes had won the two previous meetings in the series, once at each ground, including a 1-0 win last May 5 at BBVA Compass Stadium, and a 3-0 win May 25, 2014 in the final meeting ever at Buck Shaw Stadium.
- The two teams have shared a pitched rivalry since the Earthquakes returned to the league in 2008, after the Dynamo moved to Houston from San Jose in 2006. The Dynamo have won eight meetings and the Quakes six, with one draw.
REFEREE: Jaime Herrera. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Armando Villarreal
Herrera MLS Career: First game.
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: SJ: Anibal Godoy
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: SJ: Fatai Alashe … HOU: Jalil Anibaba
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (15 meetings): Earthquakes 6 wins, 18 goals … Dynamo 8 wins, 20 goals … Ties 1
AT SAN JOSE (8 meetings): Earthquakes 4 wins, 11 goals … Dynamo 3 wins, 8 goals v Ties 1
RETURN MATCHES: 7/31: Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 9 pm ET; 8/19: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo, 11 pm ET (UniMás)
5/5: HOU 0, SJ 1 (Jahn 54)
7/10: SJ 0, HOU 2 (Clark 10; Bruin 81)
8/8: HOU 2, SJ 1 (Beasley 55; Alex 76 - Amarikwa 70)
- Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. HOU: P3 W1 L2 D0 … Owen Coyle vs. SJ: P3 W2 L1 D0