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HOUSTON — Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday.
Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute, converting from the penalty spot after Fatai Alashe conceded a penalty against Alex Lima. Alberth Elis tapped in a corner kick — Houston's first of the match — by Eric Alexander in the 72nd. Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games.
It was the third game in eight days for San Jose (2-3-3), which is winless in its last six after opening the season with back-to-back victories.
Joe Willis had two saves for his first shutout this season. It was his second consecutive start after Tyler Deric started the first five matches for the Dynamo (4-2-1).
Houston is unbeaten, and all of its four wins have come, at home.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cody Cropper had his second shutout of the season and the New England Revolution tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.
New England (2-3-2) had its six-game home winning streak snapped. San Jose (2-2-3) ended a five-game road losing streak.
Cropper had a great reaction save of Fatai Alashe's redirection in the 66th minute. Cropper was moving to his right but extended his left leg to deny a near-post shot. Cropper also punched away Darwin Ceren's blast in the 88th minute.
San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham also had his second clean sheet of the season. He came out of his area to deny Diego Fagundez in the 26th minute. Fagundez had a nice give-and-go with Juan Agudelo in the 74th minute, but Fagundez's rolling shot was knocked wide by Bingham.
Goalies_San Jose, David Bingham, Andrew Tarbell; New England, Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton.
Yellow Cards_Godoy, San Jose, 27th; Bingham, San Jose, 85th.
San Jose_David Bingham; Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Nick Lima; Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth; Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson, 69th), Danny Hoesen (Marcos Urena, 69th), Chris Wondolowski (Darwin Ceren, 83rd).
New England_Cody Cropper; Benjamin Angoua, Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney; Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Kei Kamara, 52nd), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe; Juan Agudelo (Xavier Kouassi, 78th).