Midfielder Jahmir Hyka scored the tying goal in the 85th minute to help the San Jose Earthquakes earn a 2-2 tie with the visiting Houston Dynamo on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium.
Midfielder Magnus Eriksson also scored for San Jose (1-2-2), which is 11-3-6 in its past 20 home matches. Goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made seven saves as the Earthquakes were outshot 19-9.
Midfielder Tomas Martinez and forward Mauro Manotas scored goals for Houston, which is just 1-9-11 over its past 21 road matches.
The Dynamo (1-2-2) looked as if they were on their way to a rare road win before Hyka scored his first goal of the season.
Hyka, who entered the game in the 67th minute, was just outside the box on the left side when the ball came in his direction. His shot deflected off Houston midfielder Oscar Boniek Garcia and sped into the net just to the left of Dynamo goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
Houston scored two second-half goals to take the 2-1 lead.
The first Dynamo tally came three minutes into the second half when a blocked shot caromed over in the direction of Martinez, who fired a shot toward the goal. The ball clipped the foot of San Jose defender Yefferson Quintana and went past Tarbell to tie the score.
Just 15 minutes later, the Dynamo took the lead in the 63rd minute as midfielder Alberth Elis sent a stellar cross in on goal, and the sliding Manotas slammed the ball into the net with his left foot. The goal was Manotas’ third of the season and 19th of his MLS career.
Eriksson scored in the 26th minute to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.
Midfielder Jackson Yueill delivered a pass to Eriksson at the top of the box, and the 28-year-old sent a low left-footed shot past Seitz for his second goal of the campaign.
The Earthquakes had a chance to take a two-goal lead in the 42nd minute, but Seitz was able to make the save on a right-footed drive by forward Danny Hoesen.
The Dynamo had a couple of early scoring opportunities, but Elis was wide from close range in the eighth minute and midfielder Romell Quioto had his right-footed shot in the 13th minute stopped by Tarbell. Elis also was thwarted on a header in the 33rd minute.
—Field Level Media