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Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 0, Real Salt Lake 0

THE RESULT:

  • Improved the Dynamo's record to 9-7-7 on the year.
  • Gave the Dynamo 34 points on the year, which matches their point total rom the 2016 season with 11 games left on the schedule.
  • Extended the Dynamo's unbeaten streak to five consecutive matches.
  • Extended Houston's unbeaten streak away from home to three consecutive matches.
  • Gave the Dynamo points in five of their last six away matches.
  • Improved the Dynamo's road record to 1-7-4 on the year.
  • Extended the Dynamo’s unbeaten streak against Real Salt Lake to four consecutive matches.
  • Improved the Dynamo's all-time record against Real Salt Lake to 12-8-6 overall and 2-6-5 in Utah.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Tyler Deric; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, Dylan Remick; Ricardo Clark ©, Juan David Cabezas, Alex; Andrew Wenger, Mauro Manotas, Memo Rodriguez

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo went into halftime level with Real Salt Lake at 0-0. It was the eighth time this season that Houston went into intermission tied with the opposition, and the Dynamo are now 0-3-5 in those games.
  • For the first time this season, the Dynamo were forced to play down a man after referee Robert Sibiga issued a pair of yellow cards to MF Alex in the 65th and 66th minutes.
  • The Dynamo kept a clean sheet for the fifth time this season.
  • The Dynamo were outshot by Real Salt Lake, 21-9. It was the 10th time this season that the Dynamo had fewer shots than their opponents, and they improved to 2-5-3 in those games.
  • Real Salt Lake controlled possession in the game, holding the ball for 67.3 percent of the contest. It was the 19th time this season that Houston had less possession than its opponent, and the Dynamo improved to 9-4-6 in those games.
  • Houston’s 238 passes attempted were the team’s fewest in a game this season. The previous low was 265 in a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 12. It was the sixth time this season that the Dynamo attempted fewer than 300 passes, and they improved to 3-1-2 in those games.
  • Real Salt Lake’s 21 shots were a season high for a Dynamo opponent, topping the previous high of 16 shots allowed, which happened four times this year.
  • For the first time this season, the Dynamo did not allow a shot on goal, despite conceding 21 shots to RSL overall. The last time the Dynamo held an opponent without a shot on goal was also against Real Salt Lake, on May 15, 2016, a 1-0 win for the Dynamo.
  • The Dynamo utilized the same starting lineup that they used in their last away match on July 22 at D.C. United, a 3-1 Houston victory. It marks the second consecutive match in which the club has put out a Starting XI that they’d previously used this season. Last week’s Starting XI was a repeat of the unit that started against Montreal on July 5.

PLAYER NOTES:

  • GK Tyler Deric kept his third clean sheet of the season and the 18th of his MLS career.
  • Deric improved his record as a starting goalkeeper to 23-24-19 with the draw tonight.
  • Deric made his 69th career start tonight and his 15th of the season.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez led the team with an 86.7 percent completion rate in the game.
  • Rodriguez made his third career start tonight. He became the third Dynamo Academy alumnus to start a regular-season match for the club on Wednesday, July 19 at Minnesota United, joining Alex Dixon (1) and Tyler Deric (who made his 69th start tonight).
  • MF Alex made his 21st start of the season, his 60th with the Dynamo and the 107th of his MLS career tonight.
  • Alex continued his string of playing in every game this season. He and DF Adolfo Machado are the only players to have played every game this season for the team.
  • Alex received two yellow cards and was sent off in the 66th minute for his second caution, for going in on a challenge with his studs up.
  • The red card was Alex’s second in his six-year MLS career and second with the Dynamo, and the two yellows were the 19th and 20th of his career.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his 17th consecutive start and his 18th overall this season.
  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 310th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight and his 234th with the Dynamo.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 216th career start in tonight’s game.
  • DeLaGarza was issued a yellow card in the 94th minute for time wasting. It was DeLaGarza’s fifth yellow card of the season.
  • FW Alberth Elis made his 17th appearance of the season and his sixth off the bench when he came into the game for MF Memo Rodriguez in the 56th minute.
  • Elis was issued a yellow card in the 81st minute for a foul on Real Salt Lake DF Chris Wingert.
  • MF Boniek García made his 15th appearance of the season and the 135th appearance of his Dynamo and MLS career when he came into the game for FW Andrew Wenger in the 78th minute.
  • DF Leonardo made his 105th career appearance in MLS regular-season play tonight. It was his 17th consecutive start, his 19th with the Dynamo and the 99th of his career.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started his 23rd consecutive game. He is the only player on the team to have started every game this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his 28th start for the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play tonight and his 18th of the season.
  • Manotas tied his career high for participation, seeing action in his 22nd MLS regular-season game of the year and matching his total from 2016.
  • DF Dylan Remick made his 10th appearance of the season and his ninth start at left back.
  • FW Erick Torres made his 20th appearance of the season and his third off the bench when he came in for FW Mauro Manotas in the 69th minute.
  • FW Andrew Wenger made his ninth start of the season, his sixth in a row, his 33rd with the Dynamo and the 92nd of his career.