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Nigel Brooks

Houston Dynamo player milestones and notes from Friday’s season finale at Chicago

The Dynamo fell on the road to the Chicago Fire, 2-1, on Friday at Toyota Park. Below are some milestones and notes from the season finale:

  • Brad Davis assisted on Omar Cummings’ first-half goal for his 112th career regular-season assist to tie Preki for fourth on the MLS all-time assist list. Davis will enter the 2015 season two assists behind Carlos Valderrama for third on the league chart.  
  • Giles Barnes played 90 minutes to set a franchise record for the most regular-season minutes in one season by a field player in Dynamo history. Barnes played 3,028 minutes this season – 32 shy of the maximum – to surpass Geoff Cameron’s club record of 2,970 minutes, set in 2011.
  • Barnes didn’t score but still won the Dynamo Budweiser Golden Boot with 11 regular-season goals. It is Barnes second consecutive season as the club’s leading scorer. He and Brian Ching (2010, 2009, 2008) are the only multi-Golden Boot winners in club history.
  • Barnes started 34 games this year to become the first Dynamo field player to start all 34 games since Brad Davis in 2011.
  • Davis led the Dynamo with 11 assists this season. It is his seventh consecutive season as the club’s assist leader.
  • It was Davis’s 338th career MLS regular-season game to pass Tyrone Marshall for ninth on the MLS all-time list.
  • It was Davis’s 296th career MLS regular-season start to pass Jaime Moreno for 12th on the MLS all-time list.
  • Andrew Driver joined Barnes as the first Dynamo field players to appear in all 34 games in a season since Davis in 2011.
  • Tony Cascio entered as a substitute in the 75th minute for his first appearance since undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right knee to repair a torn ACL. It was his first appearance since April 23 at New York.
  • It was Ricardo Clark’s 25th regular season start this year to reach 25 starts for the eighth time in nine full MLS seasons.
  • Will Bruin (8,873 career regular-season minutes) surpassed Andre Hainault (8,853) for tenth on the club's minutes list.
  • It was Boniek Garcia’s 78th career start in all competitions with Houston to vault Stuart Holden for 20th on the club list.
  • It was Barnes’ 77th career start in all competitions with the Dynamo to equal Holden for 21st on the club list.