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Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 3, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

THE WIN:

  • Kept the Dynamo unbeaten on the season and improved the team’s record to 2-0-1 on the year.
  • Improved the Dynamo's record at BBVA Compass Stadium to 64-25-33 in regular-season play.
  • Improved Houston's record against Vancouver Whitecaps FC to 5-7-3 overall and 5-1-1 in Houston.

MILESTONES:

  • Head coach Wilmer Cabrera earned his 25th victory in league play with the Dynamo this afternoon and his 35th victory with the club in all competitions.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his 100th appearance in MLS regular-season play for the Dynamo today.
  • GK Joe Willis earned his 20th win in league play with the Dynamo this afternoon.

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo have now scored two or more goals in 27 of 37 league home games under head coach Wilmer Cabrera, and the team improved to 22-1-4 when scoring at least twice at home.
  • Today was the 19th time that the Dynamo have scored at least three goals under Cabrera, and they improved to 17-0-2 in those games. Houston is a perfect 15-0-0 under Cabrera at home when scoring three or more.
  • Houston scored first for the first time this season when FW Memo Rodriguez scored in the 15th minute.
  • The Dynamo outshot Vancouver 21-7 in the match. It was the second game this season in which Houston had more shots than its opponent, and the Dynamo improved to 2-0-0 in those games.
  • The Dynamo won the time of possession battle, holding the ball for 55.3 percent of the match. It was the second time this year that Houston had the majority of possession, and they improved to 1-0-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo attempted a season-high 502 passes and tied a season high by completing 85 percent of those passes.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Joe Willis; Adam Lundkvist, Kevin Garcia, Kiki Struna, A.J. DeLaGarza; Boniek García ©, Tomás Martínez, Matías Vera; Memo Rodriguez, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • MF Memo Rodriguez recorded his first career multiple-goal game.
  • Rodriguez has set a new single-season career high with three goals on the year and equaled his career total (three) prior to this season.
  • Rodriguez has scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
  • Rodriguez made his 11th career start and his second in as many games. It will be his 31st career appearance in league play.
  • FW Alberth Elis recorded a goal and an assist in the same game for the fifth time in his career and the first time this season.
  • Elis contributed to all three Dynamo goals in the game, setting a career high.
  • Elis tied his career high with two assists in the game. It was the third multi-assist game in his career and his first since March 3, 2018 against Atlanta.
  • Elis started for the 46th time in league play with the Dynamo and made his 59th career league appearance.
  • GK Joe Willis earned his 20th win with the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play.
  • Willis made his 86th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 64th with the Dynamo.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his second start and second appearance of the 2019 MLS season this afternoon. It was his 232nd career start in league play.
  • MF Boniek García made his third consecutive start in league play and his fourth straight start in all competitions.
  • García wore the captain’s armband for the third consecutive league match, matching the total number of games in which he wore the armband last season.
  • DF Kevin Garcia made his 20th career appearance in league play and his 15th start for the club against MLS competition.
  • FW Marlon Hairston made his 98th career appearance in league play and his third of the season when he came on as a late sub for FW Mauro Manotas.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist started his third consecutive league game at left back. It was his 15th start with the Dynamo.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his 100th career appearance in league play for the Dynamo and his 67th career start.
  • MF Tomás Martínez made his third league start of the season and the 39th of his MLS career.
  • MF Tommy McNamara extended his streak of playing in every Dynamo game this season when he came on for MF Tomás Martínez in the 71st minute. It was McNamara’s 94th career appearance in league play.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his 57th career appearance in league play when he came off the bench in the 74th minute.
  • DF Kiki Struna made his second consecutive start in league play this afternoon.