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Postgame Notes | Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas

THE RESULT:

  • Kept the Dynamo unbeaten at BBVA Compass Stadium this season, improving the team’s mark at home to 7-0-2 on the year.
  • Kept the 2017 Texas Derby on level ground. With two thirds of the season series in the books, the series stands at 0-0-2.
  • Moved the Dynamo’s record against MLS Western Conference foes to 4-2-4 this season.
  • Moved Houston’s all-time record against FC Dallas to 10-9-10 overall and 7-4-4 at home.
  • Improved Houston’s record this season to 7-6-4.
  • Kept the Dynamo in a tie for second place in the MLS Western Conference table with 25 points.

TEAM NOTES:

  • The match was sold out, with 22,115 tickets distributed. It was the 23rd Dynamo sellout in BBVA Compass Stadium history.
  • The Dynamo scored first for the ninth time this season. Houston is now 6-0-3 in games this season when they’ve scored the first goal.
  • The Dynamo have scored first in eight of their nine home games this season.
  • The Dynamo scored inside the first 20 minutes of the game for the eighth time in nine home games this season.
  • The Dynamo led at halftime for the 10th time this season, going into the break with a 1-0 advantage. Houston is now 7-1-2 this season when leading at intermission.
  • Dallas held the edge in possession, 51.1 to 48.9. It was the 14th time this season that Houston had less possession than its opponent, and the Dynamo record moved to 7-4-3 in those games.
  • The Dynamo were outshot by Dallas, 12-10. It was the seventh time this season that the opposition got off more shots than the Dynamo, and Houston moved to 1-4-2 in those games.
  • The Dynamo used their 17th different starting lineup in 17 games thus far this season.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Tyler Deric; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley; Ricardo Clark (C), Juan David Cabezas, Boniek García; Mauro Manotas, Erick Torres, Romell Quioto

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • MF Alex made his first appearance as a substitute tonight when he came on for MF Boniek García in the 69th minute.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his 11th consecutive start and his 12th overall this season.
  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 304th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight, tying him with Chris Henderson (1996-2006) for 13th on the MLS all-time list.
  • Clark moved into first place among all players on both clubs with his 19th start in the Texas Derby tonight. He passed Dynamo legend Brad Davis, who had 18 starts in the series. Clark’s 20 appearances in the series are also a series record.
  • Clark now leads all players in the series in games played (20), games started (19), minutes played (1,709) and goals scored (6).
  • Clark completed 90.2 percent of his 51 passes, which led all starters in the game for both teams.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 210th career start in tonight’s game.
  • GK Tyler Deric made his 64th career appearance in MLS regular-season play and his 63rd start tonight.
  • FW Alberth Elis came on for his 15th appearance of the year and fourth as a sub when he replaced FW Romell Quioto in the 63rd minute.
  • MF Boniek García surpassed 10,000 minutes played in MLS regular-season competition in the 60th minute of tonight’s match. He entered the night with 9,940 career minutes played.
  • DF Leonardo made his 11th consecutive start, his 14th with the Dynamo and the 94th of his career tonight. He made his 99th career appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF Adolfo Machado recorded his first assist in Major League Soccer when he played a long ball to FW Erick Torres that the Mexican international settled before beating Dallas GK Jesse Gonzalez from 15 yards out.
  • Machado started his 17th consecutive game. With MF Alex on the bench tonight, Machado is now the only Dynamo player to start every game this season.
  • Machado played all 90 minutes for the 17th consecutive game and remains the only Dynamo player to play every minute this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his 12th start of the season and the 22nd of his career tonight.
  • Manotas surpassed 1,000 minutes played for the second consecutive season in the 83rd minute of tonight’s game. He entered the game with 917 minutes played on the season.
  • FW Romell Quioto started for the second consecutive match and the seventh time this season. It was his 12th appearance overall.
  • DF Dylan Remick made his seventh start of the season when he opened the match at left back.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez made 10th appearance of the season, all as a substitute, when he came into the game for MF Ricardo Clark in the 83rd minute.
  • FW Erick Torres scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season in the 19th minute when he won a long ball from DF Adolfo Machado and then beat Dallas GK Jesse Gonzalez with a low right-footed shot to the lower left corner of the net.
  • Torres made his 14th start of the season, his 21st with the Dynamo and the 65th of his career tonight.
  • Torres has now scored in seven out of Houston’s nine home games this season.