Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 3, San Jose Earthquakes 2


  • Improved Houston's record to 9-13-8 on the season.
  • Extended Houston's unbeaten streak in league play to three consecutive games.
  • Gave Houston back-to-back home wins.
  • Improved Houston's record against San Jose to 12-8-3 overall and 8-2-1 in Houston.
  • Improved Houston's home record to 8-5-3 on the year.
  • Gave Houston a 2-1-1 record league play in September and 3-1-1 overall.
  • Was Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera's 31st career victory in Major League Soccer.
  • Was Cabrera's 22nd regular-season win on the Dynamo sidelines.


  • The Dynamo rallied from a 0-2 deficit to win a game for the first time in club history. It was the fourth time in team history that they came back from a two-goal deficit to earn a positive result and the second time this season. They rallied from down 0-2 to tie Los Angeles FC 2-2 on July 3, 2018.
  • FW Mauro Manotas set the club single-season scoring record with his 15th goal of the year in the 57th minute.
  • Manotas tied FW Giles Barnes for fourth on the club’s all-time scoring list in league play with his 31st career goal.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 2018 season debut and returned to the field for the first time in 342 days since tearing his ACL in the 2017 season finale on Oct. 22, 2017 against the Chicago Fire.


  • San Jose scored the game’s first goal when FW Chris Wondolowski scored from a penalty kick in the 37th minute. It was the 16th time this season that the Dynamo conceded the opening goal, and Houston improved to 3-9-4 in those contests.
  • The Dynamo trailed at halftime, 2-0. It was the eighth time this season that Houston has trailed at intermission, and they improved to 2-4-2 in those games.
  • The Dynamo outshot San Jose 19-8 in the game. It marked the 14th time this season that they outshot their opponents, and they improved to 8-3-3 in those games.
  • The Dynamo improved to 4-3-4 on the year when they have had the majority of possession. Houston held the ball for 53.3 percent of the match tonight.
  • The Dynamo used their 29th different starting lineup combination in 30 games this season. Including all competitions, it was their 34th different combination in 35 matches.


  • Joe Willis; A.J. DeLaGarza, Kevin Garcia, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Adam Lundkvist; Juan David Cabezas ©, Tomás Martínez, Darwin Cerén; Ronaldo Peña, Mauro Manotas, Memo Rodriguez


  • FW Mauro Manotas set a new club single-season scoring record with his 15th of the year when he scored on a right-footed blast in the 57th minute.
  • The goal put Manotas into a tie with former Dynamo forward Giles Barnes for fourth on the club’s all-time scoring list with 31 career goals in regular-season play.
  • Manotas made his 93rd MLS regular season appearance and his 60th career start.
  • MF Tomás Martínez scored his fifth goal of the season when he hit the back of the net to equalize the match in the 68th minute.
  • Martínez picked up his ninth assist of the year when he set up FW Mauro Manotas’ goal in the 57th minute.
  • Martínez made his 32nd career start and will play in his 37th MLS game.
  • FW Romell Quioto scored his fifth goal of the season when he tapped home the game-winning goal in the 87th minute.
  • Quioto scored his third career game-winning goal for the Dynamo and his first of this season.
  • Quioto made his 52nd career appearance and his team-leading 30th of the season when he came in for MF Memo Rodriguez to start the second half.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his first start of the season, his 31st with the Dynamo and the 227th of his MLS career.
  • DeLaGarza saw action with the Dynamo for the first time in 342 days after tearing his left ACL on Decision Day 2017 (Oct. 22).
  • GK Joe Willis extended his career high with his eighth win of the season and earned his 23rd career win as a starter.
  • Willis made his 81st career start in MLS regular-season play and his 59th with the Dynamo.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his third start and fifth appearance of the year. For his career, it was his 28th start and 32nd appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • MF Darwin Cerén made his 17th start and 21st appearance of the year. It was the 84th start and 96th appearance of his MLS career in regular-season play.
  • DF Kevin Garcia made his seventh start of the season and the ninth of his career.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor made his 19th start of the season and his 20th appearance.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist made his 11th start of the season and will play his 13th MLS game.
  • DF Adolfo Machado made his 53rd MLS regular season appearance, and his third as a substitute, when he came in for DF Alejandro Fuenmayor to start the second half.
  • FW Ronaldo Peña made his second start and eighth appearance of the year.
  • FW Memo Rodriguez made his 27th career appearance and his eighth start.