Houston (CBS Houston) – The Dynamo win at San Jose, 2-1 to snap a 20-match road winless streak.
It’s the first time since last July that they Dynamo have went on the road and won, oddly their last road win was against San Jose.
The Dynamo went with a different look to their formation going with a 4-2-3-1 for the first time under the management of interim head coach Wade Barrett.
Ricardo Clark, who was making his 300th career MLS appearance, gave the Dynamo a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute.
David Horst got the second half scoring started in the 50th minute connecting on a header off a Cristian Maidana free kick.
Four minutes later, Victor Bernardez scored his first goal of the season off a deflection after Joe Willis was bumped in the box to cut the Dynamo lead to one.
Willis argued that there wasn’t a foul called and was shown a yellow card for dissent. Bernardez was also given a yellow card on the play for unsporting behavior when he yanked the ball away from David Horst after the goal.
San Jose would make a furious effort to try and find the equalizing goal, but the Dynamo defense held strong for their first MLS road victory of the season.
The Dynamo were outshot by San Jose, 14-4, with five of those on goal for San Jose and just three on goal for the Dynamo. San Jose also finished with seven corner kicks compared to one for the Dynamo, and won the possession battle 59 percent to 41 percent.
In addition to his yellow card, Willis would finish with four saves, most of them highlight worthy.
With the victory the Dynamo improve to 5-10-9, 24 points while San Jose falls to 7-7-10, 31 points.
The Dynamo return home to BBVA Compass Stadium for a pair of games next week. Seattle is the first of the two opponents on Wednesday night, and then FC Dallas invades Houston on Saturday for the final match of the Texas Derby.