• Head coach Wilmer Cabrera used his fourth different starting lineup this season. Since the start of the 2017 season, Cabrera has used 36 different starting lineups in 38 matches as head coach.
  • The Dynamo outshot New England 15-12. It was the third time this season the Houston had more shots than their opponent. The Dynamo are now 1-2-0 this season when outshooting their opponents and went 9-6-5 when outshooting the opposition last season.
  • The Dynamo completed better than 75 percent of their passes, connecting on 75.5 percent of their 379 passes (286 completions). It was the third time this season that Houston’s completion percentage topped 75 percent.
  • The Dynamo conceded the first goal of the game for the second time this season. Houston also conceded first in Week 2 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Dynamo are now 0-2-0 this year when giving up the game’s first goal and were 2-10-3 last season when conceding first.
  • The Dynamo trailed at halftime for the first time this season. Houston trailed at halftime just nine times in 34 matches last year.
  • The Dynamo were held scoreless for the first time this season.


  • Chris Seitz; Adolfo Machado, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley (C); Eric Alexander, Darwin Cerén; Alberth Elis, Tomás Martínez, Andrew Wenger; Mauro Manotas


  • GK Chris Seitz made his 100th career start tonight.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started in his 37th MLS regular-season contest tonight. Machado has started 37 of a possible 38 matches since joining the Dynamo prior to the 2017 season.
  • Machado made his second start of the season at right back.
  • DF Alejandro Fuenmayor made his MLS debut, starting at right center back.
  • Fuenmayor led the team in total touches, with 69, and in passes, with 50 in his debut.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez made his 2018 season debut when he came on for MF Eric Alexander in the 78th minute. Rodriguez made his MLS debut last year against New England.
  • FW Mac Steeves made his MLS debut when he came on for FW Alberth Elis in the 78th minute.
  • MF Eric Alexander started his 145th career game and made his 195th career appearance tonight.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his 188th career appearance and his 176th start.
  • Beasley was sent off for a foul on New England FW Cristian Penilla in the 35th minute. It was his first career ejection in Major League Soccer.
  • MF Darwin Cerén made his third start for the Dynamo and the 70th of his career.
  • Cerén led all Dynamo starters in passing accuracy, completing 90.7 percent of his passes ( 43 of 47).
  • FW Alberth Elis made his 30th career appearance and his 22nd start.
  • Elis led the team with five shots in the match. It was the third time in four contests this season that he had the most shots among Dynamo players.
  • DF Leonardo made his 32nd start with the Dynamo and the 111th of his career start.
  • Leonardo wore the captain’s armband for the first time as a member of the Houston Dynamo when it was passed to him after DF DaMarcus Beasley was sent off in the 35th minute.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his 38th career start and made his 68th career appearance.
  • Manotas created a game-high four chances tonight. That was the second-highest total in his career. He registered six chances created against the Montreal Impact on July 6, 2017.
  • MF Tomás Martínez made his eighth career start and appeared in his 12th MLS regular-season game.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his 26th career appearance when he came on for MF Tomás Martínez in the 66th minute.
  • FW Andrew Wenger started his 99th game and play in his 163rd game tonight.