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THE RESULT:

  • Improved the Dynamo's record to 6-5-2 on the year.
  • Gave the Dynamo their first point away from home this year and improved their road record to 0-5-1 on the season.
  • Improved head coach Wilmer Cabrera's record on the Dynamo sidelines to 6-5-2 and 0-5-1 on the road.
  • Improved the Dynamo's all-time record against FC Dallas to 10-9-9 overall and 3-5-6 away from home.
  • Gave the Dynamo a 2-2-1 record in May, equaling their 2-2-1 mark in April.


TEAM NOTES:

  • The Dynamo posted their third clean sheet of the season and first on the road.
  • Houston played to a scoreless draw for the first time this season.
  • The Dynamo were tied at halftime for just the second time in 13 games this season, going into the locker square with FC Dallas at 0-0. Houston is 0-1-1 this season when tied at halftime.
  • The Dynamo were shut out in the first half for the fifth time this season. Houston improved to 0-4-1 this season when they’ve been held scoreless in the first 45 minutes.
  • The Dynamo were shut out for the fifth time this season and improved to 0-4-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo were outshot by FC Dallas, 16-5. It marked the fifth time this season that Houston was outshot by its opponent, and the Dynamo improved to 1-3-1 in those games this year.
  • Houston’s five shots were tied for the fewest on the season, matching their season-low set at New England on April 8.
  • The Dynamo conceded the time of possession statistic to their opponent for the 10th time in 13 games this year, holding the ball for just 40.7 percent of the game. Houston is 6-3-1 when losing the time of possession statistic this season.
  • The Dynamo attempted fewer than 300 passes for the third time in four games, playing just 283 passes in the game. It was the fourth time this season that Houston played less than 300 passes, and the team is 2-1-1 in those games.
  • The Dynamo used their 13th different starting lineup in 13 games thus far this season.


INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 300th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight, becoming the 14th field player in MLS history to start at least 300 games.
  • Clark matched Brad Davis for the most games started in the Texas Derby with his 18th start against FC Dallas tonight.
  • Clark received a caution in the 17th minute when he fouled Dallas MF Carlos Gruezo. It was his second caution of the season, the 52nd of his career and the 34th of his Dynamo tenure.
  • MF Alex made his 51st start overall for the Dynamo and the 99th of his MLS career. He is in line to start his 100th career game on May 31 at home vs. Real Salt Lake.
  • DF Jalil Anibaba made his fourth appearance of the season, his first since April 15 vs. Minnesota United FC, and his first of the year as a substitute when he came on for DF Leonardo in the 78th minute.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his 160th career start and 72nd with the Dynamo tonight.
  • Earlier on Sunday, Beasley was named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for a trio of upcoming matches, including two crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches. Beasley will join the national team following tonight’s game.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his eighth start with the Dynamo and his seventh in a row tonight.
  • Cabezas led the team with four tackles in the game, and his six fouls committed were a game-high in a physical affair.
  • Cabezas also led the team with 43 passes attempted and completed 72.1 percent of his attempted passes.
  • Cabezas earned a caution in the 83rd minute for a foul. It was his third caution of the season.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 206th career start in tonight’s game.
  • GK Tyler Deric earned his 16th career clean sheet and first of the season. He produced four saves in the effort.
  • Deric improved his record as a starter to 21-22-15 overall and 3-2-1 this season.
  • Deric returned to the Starting XI for the first time in eight games, making his sixth start of the season and his 60th career appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • FW Alberth Elis returned to the Starting XI after a two-game absence and made his 10th start with the Dynamo tonight.
  • DF Leonardo made his seventh consecutive start, his 10th with the Dynamo and the 90th of his career tonight. It was his 95th career appearance in MLS regular-season play.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started his 13th consecutive game. He and Alex are the only two players to have started every game this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas made his eighth start of the season, his fifth in a row, and the 18th of his career tonight.
  • FW Vicente Sánchez made his seventh appearance of the season when he came in as a substitute for FW Alberth Elis in the 64th minute.
  • FW Erick Torres returned to the Starting XI and made his 10th start of the season, his 17th with the Dynamo and the 61st of his career tonight.
  • FW Andrew Wenger made his 42nd appearance with the Dynamo, his 10th of the season and the 147th of his career when he came on for FW Mauro Manotas in the 76th minute.


DYNAMO STARTING XI (4-3-3):

  • Tyler Deric; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley; Ricardo Clark (C), Juan David Cabezas, Alex; Alberth Elis, Erick Torres, Mauro Manotas


NOTE ON PLAYERS NOT DRESSING:

  • FW Romell Quioto will not dress for tonight’s game. He suffered a minor knock on his ankle during last Saturday’s game at Atlanta United FC. He trained with the team during the week, but was deemed not to be fit to play on Friday and remained in Houston to work with team medical personnel.