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Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo at Colorado Rapids

THE RESULT:

  • Dropped the Dynamo’s record on the season to 7-7-4 overall and 0-7-2 on the road.
  • Moved Houston’s all-time record against Colorado to 8-10-7 overall and 3-8-3 in Denver.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley; Ricardo Clark (C), Juan David Cabezas, Boniek García; Andrew Wenger, Erick Torres, Mauro Manotas

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo used their 18th different starting lineup in 18 games thus far this season.
  • Houston conceded the first goal of the game for the eighth time this season. The team is 1-7-0 this year when allowing the game’s first goal.
  • The Dynamo and Colorado were tied at halftime, 1-1. It marked the fifth time this season that Houston went into halftime level with the opposition, and the team is now 0-3-2 in those games.
  • Houston had the better of possession in the game, holding the ball for 55.5% of the contest. It was just the fourth time this season that the Dynamo held the possession edge, and they are now 0-3-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo outshot Colorado 13-9. It marked the 11th time this season that Houston had more shots than its opponent, and the Dynamo fell to 6-3-2 in those games.
  • Houston’s 10 corner kicks were a season high, topping the previous high of nine, which they’ve done three times this year.
  • Houston attempted more than 400 passes for the seventh time this season and fell to 0-5-2 in those games.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • FW Erick Torres scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time when he poked a cross from DF A.J. DeLaGarza into the back of the net from close range.
  • Torres’ goal was his third of the season away from BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Torres made his 15th start of the season, his 22nd with the Dynamo and the 66th of his career tonight.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza recorded his second assist of the season when he sent a cross into the box in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time that FW Erick Torres was able to stab into the back of the net.
  • With two assists on the season, DeLaGarza has tied his career single-season high, set in 2014 with the LA Galaxy.
  • DeLaGarza made his 211th career start in tonight’s game.
  • MF Alex continued his streak of playing in every game this season when he came on for MF Juan David Cabezas in the 65th minute. Alex and DF Adolfo Machado are the only players on the team to start every game this season.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his 12th start of the season and the 162nd of his career tonight.
  • Beasley surpassed 1,000 in a season for the eighth time in his MLS career when he topped that milestone in the 28th minute. Beasley entered the game with 972 minutes played on the year.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his 12th consecutive start and his 13th overall this season.
  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 305th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight, moving him past Chris Henderson (1996-2006) for 13th on the MLS all-time list.
  • MF Boniek García attempted a career-high 10 corner kicks in the game. His 10 corner kicks attempted by a Dynamo player were the most since Brad Davis took 11 corners against Toronto FC on June 23, 2013.
  • García made his seventh start of the season and the 111th of his Dynamo career tonight.
  • MF Joseph Holland made his second appearance with the Dynamo when he came on for FW Andrew Wenger in the 89th minute.
  • DF Leonardo made his 100th career appearance in MLS regular-season play tonight. It was his 12th consecutive start, his 15th with the Dynamo and the 95th of his career.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started his 18th consecutive game. He is the only player on the team to have started every game this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his 13th start of the season and the 23rd of his career tonight.
  • Manotas eclipsed his career single-season high for minutes played in the 48th minute tonight. Manotas played 1,054 minutes last season and entered tonight’s game with 1,007 minutes on the year. With his 90-minute shift tonight, Manotas has now played 1,097 minutes this season.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez made his 11th appearance of the season when he came into the game in the 78th minute for MF Ricardo Clark.
  • FW Andrew Wenger made his fourth start of the season, his 28th with the Dynamo and the 87th of his career.
  • Wenger eclipsed 8,000 career minutes played in MLS regular-season competition in the 74th minute tonight. He came into the game having played 7,926 minutes in his career.
  • GK Joe Willis made his eighth start of the season and his first since May 20 at Atlanta. It will be Willis’ 60th career appearance in MLS regular-season play.