Major League Soccer

 Full TimeNBAP/KTBU
HoustonHOU
2
 
1
San JoseSJE
J. Rodriguez  39' 1-0 
M. Urruti  56' 2-0 
 2-1P. Marie  74'
HOUJ. Rodriguez  39' 1-0
HOUM. Urruti  56' 2-0
SJEP. Marie  74' 2-1
HT: 1-0
BBVA Stadium (Attendance: 6,376)
Referee: Armando Armando
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Dynamo open MLS season with 2-1 victory over Earthquakes

HOUSTON (AP) Memo Rodriguez scored the opening goal of the Major League Soccer season and Maximiliano Urruti added a goal in the second half as the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on a rainy Friday night.

Rodriguez raced to Joe Corona's through ball in the 39th minute and bent a shot around JT Marcinkowski. Urruti was left wide open at the penalty spot in the 56th and he easily slotted home Tyler Pasher's cross to make it 2-0.

Rodriguez also sent a shot off the crossbar in the first minute after halftime and Urruti forced a diving save in the 80th.

Paul Marie scored for San Jose in the 74th on a curling shot from distance. Chris Wondolowski had an open-net opportunity on a breakaway in the 84th but his tap-in attempt went wide.

Houston announced tickets, approximately 6,500, were sold out with 30% capacity at BBVA Stadium.

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Updated April 16, 2021

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