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Trask Smith

Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 4, Portland Timbers 1

THE WIN:

  • Improved Houston’s record to 8-13-7 on the year.
  • Improved Houston's record at BBVA Compass Stadium to 7-5-3 on the year.
  • Improved Houston's record against Western Conference clubs to 4-8-6 on the year.
  • Improved Houston's record against Portland to 5-5-4 all-time and 4-0-3 in Houston.
  • Evened the season series between Houston and Portland at 1-1-0.
  • Gave Houston a 1-1-0 record in September.
  • Was Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera's 30th career victory in Major League Soccer.
  • Was Cabrera's 21st regular-season win on the Dynamo sidelines.

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo scored multiple goals at home for the eighth time this season and improved to 7-0-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo have now scored three or more goals at BBVA Compass Stadium six times this season and they are 6-0-0 in those games.
  • Tonight was the third time this year that the Dynamo scored at least four goals at home, and the first time since May 25 vs. New York City FC.
  • The Dynamo conceded the game’s opening goal when Portland scored from a Houston own goal in the ninth minute. It was the 15th time this season that the Dynamo allowed the game’s opening goal, and Houston improved to 2-9-4 in those games.
  • The Dynamo led Portland at halftime by a 2-1 margin. It was the eighth time this year that the team led at intermission, and they improved to 5-2-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo used their 27th different starting lineup combination in 28 games this season.

RECORDS:

  • FW Mauro Manotas set a new club single-season record across all competitions when he scored in the 39th minute. The goal gave him 17 on the season (13 MLS, 4 USOC), which surpassed Will Bruin’s total (12 MLS, 4 Playoffs) in 2012.
  • Manotas also tied the club single-season scoring record when he scored his second of the night in the 71st minute, giving him14 on the year to tie Erick Torres’ record set in the 2017 season.
  • FW Alberth Elis became the second Dynamo player to record 20 combined goals and assists in a season. He now has 11 goals and nine assists on the year, joining Brad Davis, who had four goals and 16 assists in 2011 and eight goals and 12 assists in 2012.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Andrew Wenger, Jared Watts, Alejandro Fuenmayor, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Boniek García, Tomás Martínez, Eric Alexander; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Romell Quioto

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • FW Mauro Manotas passed club legend Ricardo Clark for sole possession of fifth place on the club’s all-time scoring list with his 29th and 30th career goals. Clark scored 28 in 253 career games for the Dynamo.
  • Manotas has now scored six goals in six career regular-season appearances against Portland in his career. All six goals have come in the three games he has started against the Timbers.
  • Manotas registered his fourth career brace and his fifth career multi-goal game, and his second against the Timbers.
  • Manotas has now scored in back-to-back games for the fifth time in his career and the fourth time this season.
  • Manotas recorded his first assist of the season when he flicked a header off a free kick that DF Alejandro Fuenmayor finished in the 81st minute.
  • Manotas made his 58th career start and will play in his 91st career game.
  • FW Alberth Elis scored his career-high 11th goal of the season when he headed in a free kick from MF Tomás Martínez in the 32nd minute. He scored 10 goals in 2017 during regular-season play.
  • Elis has now scored in back-to-back games for the seventh time in career and the first time since scored in three straight games from May 20-30.
  • Elis picked up his ninth assist of the season when he set up FW Mauro Manotas’ goal in the 39th minute.
  • Elis made his 52nd career appearance and his 42nd start.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor scored his third goal of the season when he put home a rebound in the 81st minute.
  • Fuenmayor made his 17th start of the season and his 18th appearance.
  • MF Tomás Martínez set a career single-game high with two assists in the match. He earned his seventh assist of the year when his free kick was headed home by FW Alberth Elis in the 32nd minute, and then registered his eighth of the year seven minutes later when he was given a secondary assist on FW Mauro Manotas’ goal.
  • Martínez made his 30th career start and appeared in in his 35th MLS game.
  • GK Joe Willis made his 79th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 57th with the Dynamo.
  • Willis earned his 22nd career win as a starter and his seventh of the season.
  • MF Eric Alexander made his 20th start and 21st appearance of the year. For his career, it will be 161st start and 212th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his 21st start of the season, his 105th with the Dynamo and the 193rd of his MLS career.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas appeared in his 30th game for the Dynamo and just his third of the year when he came on for MF Eric Alexander after halftime. Cabezas had missed the last 16 games due to a left quadriceps injury and was making his first appearance since May 25.
  • MF Darwin Cerén played in his 19th game for the Dynamo and made his 94th career appearance when he came on for FW Romell Quioto in the 82nd minute. 
  • MF Boniek García made his 17th start and 24th appearance of the year. For his career, it was his 133rd start and 164th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF Kevin Garcia made his 12th career appearance when he came on for DF Jared Watts in the 56th minute.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his 22nd start and 28th appearance of the year. For his career, it was his 36th start and 50th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF Jared Watts made his seventh start of the season and the 68th of his career.
  • FW Andrew Wenger made his 18th start of the season, his 54th with the Dynamo and the 113th of his MLS career.