A vital match in the Western Conference is ahead on Sunday evening as the Houston Dynamo entertain the San Jose Earthquakes at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo desperately need a victory to keep their flagging playoff hopes alive, after a 3-0 loss at Colorado last weekend. The Quakes are still clinging to the eighth spot overall and the final wild card berth, despite a 2-0 loss at New York last weekend.
The Quakes will travel a couple unfamiliar faces this weekend in Chris Leitch and Eduardo. Both have been out with hip injuries for over one month. Bobby Convey will miss Sunday's match while serving a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.