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Postgame Notes | Houston Dynamo at Atlanta United FC

THE RESULT:

  • Dropped the Dynamo's record to 6-5-1 overall and 0-5-0 on the road this season.
  • Dropped Houston’s record in May to 2-2-0 after the Dynamo posted a 2-2-1 record in April.

TEAM NOTES:

  • Kickoff for the match was delayed by 47 minutes, from its originally scheduled start time of 7:08 p.m. EDT to 7:55 p.m., by lightning in the area of Bobby Dodd Stadium.
  • The Dynamo conceded the opening goal of the game when Atlanta MF Miguel Almirón scored in the 30th minute. It was the sixth time this season that Houston allowed the opening goal, and the Dynamo are now 1-5-0 this year when conceding the first goal of the game.
  • The Dynamo trailed at halftime for the third time this season. Houston is now 0-3-0 this year when trailing at intermission.
  • Houston possessed the ball for 37.3 percent of the game, which was the second-lowest possession percentage of the season. The Dynamo had the ball for 35.5 percent of their season-opening win over Seattle on March 4.
  • The Dynamo’s 283 total passes in the game were the second-fewest in a game this season. They attempted 265 passes vs. Vancouver on May 12.
  • The Dynamo attempted 11 shots in the game, extending their streak of games with 10 or more shot attempts to seven.
  • The Dynamo completed less than 70 percent of their passes for just the third time this season, connecting on 68.2 percent of their attempts in the game.
  • FW Erick Torres’ goal in the 90th minute snapped a 450-minute scoreless streak in away games.
  • The Dynamo used their 12th different starting lineup in 12 games thus far this season.
  • The Dynamo opened the game in a 4-1-4-1 alignment for the first time this season.

STARTING XI NOTES:

  • MF Alex made his 50th start overall for the Dynamo and the 98th of his MLS career. If he continues to start every game, Alex would start his 100th career game on May 31 at home vs. Real Salt Lake.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his first start at in the midfield for the Dynamo. All 70 of his starts in Orange have come at left back prior to tonight’s game.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his seventh start with the Dynamo and his sixth in a row tonight.
  • MF Ricardo Clark, an Atlanta native, made his professional debut in his home town when he came on for FW Andrew Wenger in the 76th minute. Clark debuted in front of more than 40 friends and family in his 319th career regular-season game.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 205th career start in tonight’s game. He picked up a yellow card in the 54th minute for a foul on Atlanta DF Greg Garza. It was his third caution of the season.
  • MF Boniek García made his fifth start of the season tonight and the 109th of his MLS regular-season career.
  • DF Leonardo made his sixth consecutive start, his ninth with the Dynamo and the 89th of his career tonight. He will be making his 94th career appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started his 12th consecutive game. He and Alex are the only two players to have started every game this season.
  • Machado received a caution in the 59th minute for a foul on Atlanta MF Miguel Almirón. It was Machado’s third caution of the season.
  • Machado surpassed 1,000 minutes played this season in the 10th minute of tonight’s game. He played the full 90 for the 12th time this season and continued to be the only player on the team to be on the field for every minute of play this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his seventh start of the season, his fourth in a row, and the 17th of his career tonight.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his fourth appearance as a substitute when he came on for DF Dylan Remick in the 64th minute.
  • DF Dylan Remick made his fourth start of the season and the 36th of his career tonight. It will be Remick’s first start since April 8 at New England.
  • FW Erick Torres scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season when he converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute. Torres has converted all five of his penalty chances this season.
  • Torres made his second appearance as a substitute on the season when he came on for MF Alex in the 69th minute. He has scored in both of his appearances off the bench this season.
  • FW Andrew Wenger made his second start of the season and the 85th of his career tonight. Wenger also started on April 1 vs. New York Red Bulls, a 4-1 Dynamo victory.
  • GK Joe Willis made his 56th career start and his seventh in a row this season.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-1-4-1):

  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, Dylan Remick; Juan David Cabezas; Andrew Wenger, Boniek García, Alex, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Mauro Manotas