Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 11, 2016, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Earthquakes -127 / Dynamo +357 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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The San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo meet Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium.
The San Jose Earthquakes look to stay hot after a solid 4-3-3 start to the season. The Earthquakes have scored just 12 goals this season and are coming off a shutout loss to the Seattle Sounders. The San Jose Earthquakes have one of the best offensive players in the MLS, but they need to find more depth in order to be consistent and avoid letdowns. Chris Wondolowski leads San Jose with seven goals, Quincy Amarikwa has three assists and Simon Dawkins has 13 shots. Defensively, David Bingham has 33 saves on 46 shots faced. The San Jose Earthquakes have earned points in 10 straight home matches.
Houston Dynamo need to start stringing wins together after a brutal 2-5-2 start to the season. Dynamo struggles on the defensive end after they’ve allowed 16 goals in nine matches despite shutting out Sporting Kansas City last Saturday. Offensively, Houston Dynamo has four players with double-digit shot attempts and eight players with at least one goal scored. Will Bruin leads Houston with three goals, Boniek García has two assists and Andrew Wenger has 19 shots. Defensively, Joe Willis has 36 saves on 52 shots faced. Houston Dynamo have lost eight straight road matches.
Houston Dynamo is 3-2-0 against San Jose in the last five matches, which includes two straight victories. San Jose hasn’t beaten Houston since May of last season. Each of the last five matches between these two clubs have produced three or less goals.
While Dynamo has had success against the Earthquakes in the past, they’ve lost eight straight matches on the road. Until Houston looks like an MLS team, you have to like San Jose on its home field.