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Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 2, San Jose Earthquakes 2

THE RESULT:

  • Was Houston’s fourth consecutive positive result away from home dating back to last year, and the second consecutive road result this year.
  • Moved Houston’s record to 1-2-2 on the season.
  • Moved Houston’s all-time record against San Jose to 12-8-3 overall and 5-6-2 in San Jose.
  • Gave the Dynamo a 0-1-1 record against MLS Western Conference opponents this season.

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo used their fifth different starting lineup in five games this season.
  • The Dynamo conceded the first goal of the game for the third time this season. Houston is now 0-2-1 this year when conceding the first goal of the game.
  • The Dynamo trailed at halftime for the second time this season. Houston is now 0-1-1 when trailing at intermission.
  • San Jose controlled the majority of possession in the contest, holding the ball for 56.5 percent of the match. It marked the fourth time this season that the Dynamo had less of the ball than their opponent, and La Naranja are now 0-2-2 in those games.
  • Houston outshot San Jose 19-9. It marked the fourth time in five matches that the Dynamo outshot their opponent, and Houston is now 1-2-1 in those games.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Chris Seitz; Adolfo Machado, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Leonardo ©, Andrew Wenger; Eric Alexander, Tomás Martínez, Darwin Cerén; Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • MF Tomás Martínez scored his first goal of the season and the third of his career when he scored in the 48th minute.
  • Martínez registered his second assist of the season – and second of his MLS career – when he helped set up FW Mauro Manotas’ goal in the 63rd minute.
  • Martínez tied a team high for the season with four shots on goal in the match. It was the third time this year that a Dynamo player had four shots on goal in a match.
  • Martínez tied a team season high with three fouls won. He was the fourth Dynamo player to suffer three fouls in a match this season.
  • Martínez led the team with 67 touches in the game, and his 33 passes were the second-most among all Dynamo players.
  • Martínez made his ninth-career start and played in his 13th MLS game today.
  • FW Mauro Manotas scored his third goal of the season and the 19th of his career when he scored in the 63rd minute.
  • Manotas made his 39th career start and played in his 69th career game.
  • FW Alberth Elis tied his MLS career high with his fourth assist of the season when he set up FW Mauro Manotas’ goal in the 63rd minute.
  • Elis made his 31st career appearance and his 23rd start tonight.
  • DF Andrew Wenger made his 100th career MLS regular season start this evening and his fifth of the season.
  • Wenger started at left back, making his first start as a defender since October 18, 2015 for the Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls, and his fourth career start as a defender.
  • DF Leonardo wore the captain’s armband for the first time with the Dynamo tonight.
  • Leonardo surpassed 10,000 minutes played in his MLS career tonight. He entered the match needing to play 62 minutes to reach that milestone, and with 90 minutes played he now has 10,028 regular-season minutes played in his MLS career.
  • Leonardo made his 33rd start with the Dynamo and the 112th of his career tonight.
  • MF Eric Alexander started his 146th career game and made his 196th career appearance tonight.
  • MF Arturo Alvarez made his 241st career appearance when he came on for MF Tomás Martínez in the 90th minute.
  • MF Darwin Cerén made his fourth start for the Dynamo and his 71st career start.
  • Cerén led all Dynamo players with 44 passes attempted in the match.
  • Cerén returned to Avaya Stadium for the first since the Dynamo acquired him via trade from San Jose during the offseason.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor made his second consecutive MLS start today.
  • MF Boniek García made his 143th career appearance when he came on for FW Romell Quioto in the 76th minute.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started in his 38th career appearance tonight.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his first start of the season and his 15th career MLS regular season start this evening.
  • GK Chris Seitz made his fifth start of the season and his 101st career MLS regular season start.
  • FW Mac Steeves played in his second professional game after coming on for FW Alberth Elis in the 94th minute.