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Bryan Salas/Houston Dynamo

Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 1, Real Salt Lake 1

THE DRAW:

  • Kept the Dynamo unbeaten in all competitions this year, improving the team’s record to 2-0-1 this calendar year.
  • Improved the club's record on Opening Day to 8-2-5 overall.
  • Improved Houston's record in home openers to 7-0-2 at BBVA Compass Stadium and 9-1-5 overall.
  • Improved the Dynamo's record at BBVA Compass Stadium to 63-25-33 in regular-season play.
  • Improved Houston's record against Real Salt Lake to 13-10-7 overall and 11-3-2 in Houston.
  • Improved head coach Wilmer Cabrera's record with the Dynamo to 23-26-20 in league play and 34-29-21 in all competitions.

TEAM NOTES:

  • The second-half rally was the team’s second in as many regular-season games and third in their last six games, dating back to the 2018 season.
  • The Dynamo controlled possession in the game, holding the ball for 53.4 percent of the contest. They won the possession battle 12 times last season.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Adam Lundkvist, Maynor Figueroa, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Kevin Garcia; Matías Vera, Boniek García ©, Tomás Martínez; Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • FW Mauro Manotas scored his first goal of the season and his third goal in all competitions this year.
  • Manotas has now scored in his fourth consecutive MLS match dating back to last season, and in back-to-back competitive matches this season.
  • Manotas scored his 49th goal in all competitions for the club.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist registered his second career assist in MLS regular-season play. He has recorded an assist in each of his last two MLS starts, with his last coming on Oct. 12, 2018 at LAFC.
  • DF Maynor Figueroa made his Dynamo debut and was credited with a secondary assist on FW Mauro Manotas’ goal. It was his first with the Dynamo and the third of his MLS career.
  • MF Matías Vera started in his MLS debut.
  • FW Marlon Hairston made his Dynamo debut in MLS play, coming on as a substitute for FW Mauro Manotas in the 89th minute.
  • MF Tommy McNamara made his Dynamo debut in MLS play, coming on as a substitute for MF Tomás Martínez in the 52nd minute.
  • FW Alberth Elis made his made his 46th start for the Dynamo.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor made the 22nd start of his MLS career.
  • MF Boniek García made his 138th start and 170th appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF Kevin Garcia started on Opening Day for the second consecutive season and made his 14th career start overall.
  • MF Tomás Martínez made his 37th start for the Dynamo and his 42nd league appearance.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his 40th start and 55th appearance for the Dynamo in league play.
  • GK Joe Willis made his 84th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 62nd with the Dynamo.