Holden's 2 goals give Dynamo 2-1 win over San Jose

October 16, 2008 1:24:41 PM PDT
Stuart Holden scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 93rd minute, to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-1 win over San Jose on Wednesday night. Houston (12-5-11) is now five points up on Chivas USA (12-10-6) in the Western Conference with two games left for both teams. A Houston win against Los Angeles on Saturday or a Chivas loss against Colorado on Sunday clinches the West for Houston.

San Jose (7-12-9) trails the last playoff spot by five points with two games left.

Holden scored in the 93rd minute on a rebound of Nate Jaqua's shot after he hit the left post with a shot from the left box. With San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon drawn to the left, Holden came through the middle of the box and one-timed it into an open net.

Holden's goal helped Houston win despite being a man down for most of the match after forward Kei Kamara was red-carded in the 11th minute for an elbow to San Jose's Nick Garcia.

Houston defender Eddie Robinson kicked a back pass to goalkeeper Pat Onstad in the 68th minute, but Robinson kicked it short, and Onstad had to make a sliding kick to try to clear it. The goalie's clearance, however, went right to Scott Sealy, who tied the game with a line drive from 25 yards out on the right side into the empty net.

Holden gave Houston the lead in the sixth minute with a rebound of Kamara's header.

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