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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 3, San Jose Earthquakes 0

THE RESULT:

  • Moved the Dynamo into a tie for first place in the MLS Western Conference with 37 points on the year. With 10 wins and a plus-10 goal differential, the Dynamo are ahead of both Seattle and Sporting Kansas City on tiebreakers.
  • Improved the Dynamo's record to 10-7-7 on the year.
  • Extended the Dynamo's unbeaten streak to six consecutive matches. That is the longest unbeaten streak for the club since 2012, when they went undefeated in eight straight matches from June 30-August 3.
  • Kept the Dynamo unbeaten at home this season and improved their record at BBVA Compass Stadium to 9-0-3 on the year.
  • Improved head coach Wilmer Cabrera's record on the Dynamo sidelines to 10-7-7 overall and 9-0-3 at home.
  • Was Cabrera's 20th win as an MLS head coach.
  • Improved the Dynamo's all-time record against San Jose to 11-7-2 overall and 7-2-1 in Houston.
  • Gave the Dynamo three consecutive wins over San Jose and four consecutive positive results against the Quakes.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Tyler Deric; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley; Ricardo Clark ©, Juan David Cabezas, Boniek García; Alberth Elis, Erick Torres, Romell Quioto

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo have now scored 33 goals at home this season through 12 home games. That is already a team record for the most home goals in club history, topping the previous high of 32 goals in 17 games in 2011.
  • Houston won by three or more goals for the fourth time at BBVA Compass Stadium this season. They also defeated New York Red Bulls 4-1 on April 1, Orlando City SC 4-0 on May 6 and Real Salt Lake 5-1 on May 31.
  • The Dynamo scored at least three goals for the sixth time in 12 home games this season.
  • The Dynamo took a lead of at least two goals for the 10th time in 12 home games this season.
  • The Dynamo scored first for the 12th time this season. They improved to 9-0-3 when tallying the first goal of the game.
  • The Dynamo scored their seventh goal of the season via a corner kick when FW Alberth Elis headed in a corner from MF Boniek García in the 21st minute.
  • The Dynamo led at halftime for the 13th time this season. Houston improved to 10-1-2 this season when leading at intermission.
  • When FW Erick Torres was fouled inside the San Jose penalty area, it was the seventh penalty kick drawn by the Dynamo this year. Torres missed the ensuing spot kick, making the club 5-7 on the season.
  • San Jose controlled possession in the game, holding the ball for 54.7 percent of the contest. It was the 20th time this season that Houston had less possession than its opponent, and the Dynamo improved to 10-4-6 in those games.
  • The Dynamo outshot San Jose, 17 to 12. It marked the 14th time this season that the Dynamo had more shots than their opponents, and they improved to 8-3-3 in those games.
  • The Dynamo connected on 82.5 percent of their passes in the game. It was the fifth time this season that the club completed more than 80 percent of their passes, and they improved to 1-2-2 in those games.
  • The Dynamo utilized their 22nd different starting lineup in 24 matches this season.

PLAYER NOTES:

  • FW Alberth Elis tied FW Mauro Manotas for second on the team with his goal in the 21st minute, his seventh on the year.
  • Elis earned his fourth assist of the season when he played a low cross in front of goal that FW Vicente Sánchez finished to put Houston up 2-0.
  • Elis surpassed 1,000 minutes played on the season in the 13th minute of tonight’s game.
  • Elis received a yellow card in the 39th minute from referee Ricardo Salazar for simulation. It was Elis’ sixth caution of the season. He will miss the Dynamo’s next match due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Elis returned to the Starting XI for the first time since May 31 vs. Real Salt Lake.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez scored his first goal in Orange when he tapped in a low cross from FW Alberth Elis in the 86th minute.
  • Sánchez registered his first assist of the season and first with the Dynamo when he ran down a loose ball on the end line and played a pass across the mouth of goal that FW Mauro Manotas slid onto and pushed into the net.
  • Sánchez made his 13th appearance of the season, all of which have come as a substitute, when he came into the game for FW Romell Quioto in the 77th minute.
  • FW Mauro Manotas extended his career high with his eighth goal of the season when he slid to tap in a cross on the goal line from FW Vicente Sánchez in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
  • Manotas made his 23rd appearance of the season and his fifth off the bench when he came into the game as a substitute for FW Erick Torres in the 62nd minute.
  • MF Boniek García recorded his fourth assist of the season and the 31st of his career in regular-season play when his 21st-minute corner kick was headed in by FW Alberth Elis.
  • García earned a yellow card in the 50th minute for a tactical foul to prevent a San Jose counterattack.
  • García made his 16th appearance of the season and the 136th appearance of his Dynamo and MLS career tonight. It was his eighth start of the year and the 112th of his career.
  • García moved into a tie for seventh on the club’s all-time regular-season appearance list tonight, matching Brian Mullan and GK Pat Onstad.
  • MF Tomás Martínez made his MLS and Dynamo debut tonight when he came into the game as a substitute for MF Ricardo Clark in the 62nd minute.
  • Martínez had two shots and attempted 26 passes in 28 minutes of action in his debut.
  • GK Tyler Deric earned his second consecutive clean sheet and his fourth of the season tonight.
  • Deric leveled his record as a starting goalkeeper at 24-24-19 with the win tonight.
  • Deric made his 70th career start tonight and his 16th of the season.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas led the team with 68 total touches, 53 passes, four tackles a completion percentage of 96.2 percent. His 96.2 pass completion percentage was the second-highest by a Dynamo player this season (96.43, A.J. DeLaGarza vs. Montreal, July 5).
  • Cabezas made his 18th consecutive start and his 19th overall this season.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his 16th start of the season and the 166th of his career tonight.
  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 311th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight and his 235th with the Dynamo.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 217th career start in tonight’s game.
  • DF Leonardo made his 100th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight. It was his 18th consecutive start and his 20th with the Dynamo this year.
  • DF Adolfo Machado continued his streak of having played every minute of the season for the Dynamo. He has now played 2,160 minutes this season.
  • Machado started his 24th consecutive game. He is the only player on the team to have started (and played in) every game this season.
  • FW Romell Quioto returned to the Starting XI for the first time since June 23 vs. FC Dallas, making his ninth start of the season tonight.
  • FW Erick Torres drew a penalty in the 47th minute when he was fouled inside the San Jose penalty area. It was the seventh penalty drawn by the Dynamo this season. Torres’ penalty shot was saved by San Jose GK Andrew Tarbell, making him 5-6 on penalties this season.
  • Torres made his 19th start of the season and the 70th of his MLS career tonight.