Houston Dynamo host San Jose Earthquakes at the BBVA Stadium in the opening round of the new 2021 MLS season today, April 16, 2021, at 8:00 PM (ET). Both teams will be looking to start their campaign with a win after their poor performance in the last tournament. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this thrilling soccer match, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game.

This will be their 26th MLS meeting. Houston Dynamo are the slightly better side in head-to-head games, winning 13 games; San Jose Earthquakes have emerged victorious nine times so far, and the remaining three games have ended in a draw.

Their most recent game was played on June 27, 2019, when the Earthquakes beat the Dynamo 2-0. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they meet in the 2021 MLS season.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Match Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
Location: BBVA Stadium, Houston

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Times by State in the US

ET: 8:00 PM 
CT: 7:00 PM 
MT: 6:00 PM 
PT: 5:00 PM

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Storylines

Houston Dynamo finished the 2020 season at the bottom of the Western Conference with 21 points in 23 games. Meanwhile, San Jose Earthquakes ended four places above them, in the eighth position with 30 points in 23 fixtures. Houston failed to qualify for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, as San Jose were knocked out of the First Round by Sporting Kansas City.

The Orange Crush featured in six club friendlies prior to the start of the 2021 MLS season on April 16. They won five of them, and lost only once, to FC Dallas. The Goonies, meanwhile, played only twice in the pre-season. They beat the Sacramento Republic 6-1, and Oakland Roots 3-2.

These opponents have a 13-year-long history of clashes as their first one dates back to May 22, 2008, and it ended in a 2-1 win for the San Jose side. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go home with the first three points in Round 1.

How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes in the U.S.

The 2021 MLS Round 1 game between Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes, to be played on Friday, at the BBVA Stadium in Houston, will be broadcasted on ESPN+ in the United States.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Predictions And Odds

All odds are in favor of the Houston Dynamo. FanDuel see them as the firm favorites to claim their first win this season and they have given them -125 odds. The away side San Jose Earthquakes, meanwhile, have +270 odds, while a tie would result in an equall +270 payout.

Houston Dynamo -125
Tie +270
San Jose Earthquakes +270

* Odds via FanDuel