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Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo 2, Columbus Crew SC 0

THE RESULT:

  • Improved Houston’s record to 5-1-1 on the year.
  • Got the Dynamo to five wins faster than any season in club history. Previously, Houston won its fifth game of the year in Game 9 during the 2013 and 2017 seasons.
  • Gave the Dynamo their fourth straight win at home, maintaining an undefeated 4-0-1 record in the MLS regular season at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Improved the Dynamo's record at BBVA Compass Stadium to 66-25-33 in MLS regular-season play.
  • Improved Houston's record against Columbus Crew SC to 7-8-10 all-time and 6-1-6 in Houston.
  • Improved Houston's record against Eastern Conference opponents to 2-0-0 on the year.

TEAM NOTES:

  • FW Mauro Manotas’ goal in the third minute was the fastest the Dynamo have scored this season. Previously, the earliest goal scored this season was by Memo Rodriguez in the fourth minute against Colorado on March 30.
  • The Dynamo scored twice in the game. It was the fifth game this season in which they scored at least two goals, and the fourth time at home. Houston improved to 5-0-0 on the year when scoring two or more goals.
  • It was the 28th time since head coach Wilmer Cabrera took over in 2017 that the Dynamo scored at least two goals at home, and they are now 23-1-4 in those games.
  • Houston’s 477 total passes were the second-most in a game this season, behind only their 494 passes against Montreal on March 9.
  • The Dynamo had the better of possession, holding the ball for 51.1 percent of the game. It was the third time this season that the Dynamo had more possession than their opponent, and they improved to 2-0-1 in those games.
  • Houston was outshot by Columbus 20-18 on the night. It was the third time this year that the opposition had more shots than the Dynamo, and Houston improved to 2-0-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo completed 83 percent of their passes in the game. It was the fourth time this season that Houston connected on better than 80 percent of their pass attempts, and they improved to 3-1-0 in those games.
  • The Dynamo led at halftime for the third time this season, and they improved to 3-0-0 in those games.
  • Houston scored the opening goal for the fourth time this season and improved to 4-0-0 when getting the opener.

DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

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

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • GK Joe Willis earned his 23rd win with the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play and his 31st Dynamo win in all competitions.
  • Willis recorded his 16th clean sheet in MLS regular-season play and his first of the season.
  • Willis made his 90th career start in MLS regular-season play and his 68th with the Dynamo.
  • FW Mauro Manotas scored his third goal of the season in the third minute, the fastest by the Dynamo this season. The goal was the 38th of his Dynamo career in league play and his 51st in all competitions.
  • Manotas’ goal was his sixth career game-winning goal and his second of the season.
  • Manotas made his 104th career appearance in league play for the Dynamo and made his 71st career start.
  • MF Tomás Martínez made his seventh league start of the season and the 43rd of his MLS career.
  • Martinez scored his second goal of the season and the ninth of his career when he struck in the 55th minute of the 2-0 win.
  • FW Alberth Elis recorded his fourth assist of the year and the 18th of his career when he set up Mauro Manotas in the third minute. The assist tied him with Corey Ashe for seventh on the club’s all-time assists list.
  • Elis started for the 51st time in league play with the Dynamo and made his 62nd career league appearance.
  • MF Boniek García made his 202nd appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions this evening, which moved him past former Houston FW Will Bruin for sixth on the club’s all-time list.
  • García was honored just prior to kickoff for making his 200th appearance for the club in all competitions during Houston’s last home match, a 2-1 win over San Jose on April 13. García was presented with a framed jersey with his name and the number 200 on it.
  • García made his seventh consecutive start in league play and his seventh straight start in all competitions.
  • García wore the captain’s armband for the seventh consecutive league match. He wore the armband three times last season.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas can made his third straight appearance and the 36th appearance of his Dynamo career when he came off the bench in the 88th minute in tonight’s game.
  • MF Darwin Cerén made his 103rd career appearance in league play and 28th with the Dynamo tonight.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his sixth start and of the 2019 MLS season tonight. It will be DeLaGarza’s 236th career start in league play.
  • DeLaGarza made his 10th start in 11 matches for the Dynamo this year; he played all 90 minutes in each of the team’s four Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League matches.
  • DF Maynor Figueroa made his sixth start with the club and the 80th of his MLS career tonight.
  • DF Adam Lundkvist started his seventh consecutive league game at left back. It will be his 19th start with the Dynamo.
  • MF Tommy McNamara extended his streak of playing in every game in all competitions this season to when he came in at the 72nd minute.
  • McNamara made his 99th career appearance in MLS play.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez made his fourth start of the season and his sixth appearance of the year tonight.
  • DF Kiki Struna made his sixth consecutive start in league play this evening.
  • MF Matías Vera made his sixth start of the season and his 10th in 11 matches across all competitions this year.