Recap: Quakes 2, Dynamo 3

TUCSON, Ariz. – The San Jose Earthquakes opened their three-game preseason stint in Tucson with a 3-2 loss against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday at Kino Sports Complex.

San Jose had its chances early, generating opportunities through the combination play of Adam Jahn, Shea Salinas and Innocent Emeghara.

Houston jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute. Giles Barnes slipped a through ball ahead of Rob Lovejoy who calmly placed his shot past the outstretched arms of Quakes’ goalkeeper David Bingham.

The Quakes leveled the score in the 28th minute through Adam Jahn. Shea Salinas beat his man on the left flank, darted toward the endline and cut back his pass to top of the six-yard box. Collapsing toward the goal mouth, Jahn tapped his shot to the left of Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric to get San Jose on the board.

Houston forward Giles Barnes regained the Dynamo’s lead in the 40th minute. Earning a set piece on the edge of the Quakes 18-yard box, Barnes curled his attempt through the San Jose’s wall and into the bottom right corner, lifting the Dynamo to a 2-1 advantage heading into halftime.

The Dynamo extended their lead in the 53rd minute through the head of center back David Horst. Second half substitute Brad Davis whipped his corner kick service toward a rising Horst who redirected his snapping header past goalkeeper substitute Bryan Meredith for a 3-1 lead.

San Jose got one back through Jahn in the 57th minute. Thompson found Jahn in stride with a nifty ball behind the Dynamo defense. With time to pick his head up, the third-year striker tucked away his chance past goalkeeper substitute Joe Willis for a 3-2 Houston advantage.

Both sides exchanged chances in the final stanza, none more threatening than a whipped-in service from Matias Perez Garcia in the 76th minute. Perez Garcia, who earned San Jose a free kick at the Dynamo endline, dipped his cross toward the darting run of Marvell Wynne. With the ball falling to his waist side, Wynne was unable to redirect his attempt past Willis for the game’s equalizer.

The Earthquakes return to preseason action against Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 4:00 p.m. PT at Kino Sports Complex.


MLS Preseason
San Jose Earthquakes 2:3 Houston Dynamo 
February 4, 2015 – Kino Sports Complex
Scoring Summary: HOU – Rob Lovejoy (Giles Barnes) 13; SJ – Adam Jahn (Shea Salinas) 28; HOU – Giles Barnes (Will Bruin) 40; HOU – David Horst (Brad Davis) 53; SJ – Adam Jahn (Tommy Thompson) 57.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Matias Perez Garcia (caution) 86.
San Jose Earthquakes: David Bingham (Bryan Meredith 46), Pablo Pintos (Brandon Barklage 46), Ty Harden (Victor Bernardez 46), Trialist #1 (Trialist #2 46), Shaun Francis (Marvell Wynne 46), JJ Koval (Kris Tyrpak 67), Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (Matias Perez Garcia 46), Shea Salinas (Leandro Barrera 46), Cordell Cato (Mike Fucito 46), Innocent Emeghara (Tommy Thompson 46), Adam Jahn (Chimdum Mez 67). 
Houston Dynamo: Tyler Deric (Joe Willis 46), Taylor Hunter (Kofi Sarkodie 46), Raul Rodriguez (David Horst 46), Jermaine Taylor (AJ Cochran 46), Corey Ashe (DeMarcus Beasley 46), Leonel Miranda (Chandler Hoffman 46), Nathan Sturgis (Ricardo Clark 46), Zach Steinberger (Memo Rodriguez 58), Rob Lovejoy (Brad Davis 46), Giles Barnes (Alexander Lopez 58), Will Bruin (Jason Johnson 58). 

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