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Postgame Notes | Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers


  • The Dynamo fell to 2-1-0 on the season, suffering their first loss of the season.
  • The Dynamo fell to 0-1-0 on the road this season and saw their streak of five consecutive away matches without a loss come to an end.
  • The Dynamo trailed for the first time this season when Portland MF Diego Valeri converted a penalty in the 11th minute. The penalty was awarded when referee Allen Chapman ruled that Dynamo DF DaMarcus Beasley was guilty of a handball on the edge of the Houston penalty area.
  • Houston conceded the first goal of the game for the first time this year. The Dynamo conceded the opening goal 13 times last year and went 0-10-3 in those games.
  • The Dynamo led at halftime for the third consecutive game. Houston fell to 2-1-0 when leading at halftime this season and was 5-3-4 last year.
  • The Dynamo had a season-high 41.4 percent possession in the game, surpassing last week’s total of 39.6 percent in Houston’s 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC (3/11).
  • Houston’s six shots on goal were a season high, topping their total of five from the Week 1 win over Seattle Sounders FC (3/4).
  • Portland’s three goals in the second half were the most in a half by a Dynamo opponent since April 15, 2016 when the LA Galaxy scored three first-half goals in a 4-1 Dynamo loss, and the four total goals conceded were the most since that game.
  • The Dynamo forward corps made their third consecutive start together. The forwards are the only position group (excluding GK Tyler Deric) that has utilized the same starting combination in all three games thus far in 2017.
  • Five Dynamo players will represent their countries in FIFA World Cup Qualifying action next week: forwards Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto and midfielder Boniek Garcia for Honduras; defender Adolfo Machado for Panama; and defender DaMarcus Beasley for the United States.


Tyler Deric; A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley; Ricardo Clark ©, Juan David Cabezas, Alex; Alberth Elis, Erick Torres, Romell Quioto


  • MF Alex made his 41st start overall for the Dynamo and the 89th start of his MLS career.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley returned to the Starting XI after missing Houston’s Week 2 match vs. Columbus Crew SC while tending to family matters.
  • Beasley made his 64th start for the Dynamo and the 152nd start of his MLS career.
  • MF Juan David Cabezas made his first start for the Dynamo tonight. Cabezas made his club debut a week ago in Houston’s 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC, coming on as a substitute in the 69th minute.
  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 294th start in MLS play and his 219th for the Dynamo tonight.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his third consecutive start with the Dynamo and the 199th start of his MLS career.
  • GK Tyler Deric surpassed 5,000 career minutes played in MLS regular-season matches in the 78th minute. Deric entered the match with 4,922 minutes played in goal.
  • Deric made his 57th career start for the Dynamo and his fifth start against Portland, which tied him with Tally Hall for the most among Dynamo goalkeepers in the series.
  • FW Alberth Elis registered his first assist as a member of the Dynamo and first in MLS play when he collected a ball near midfield and drove toward the Portland penalty area before laying off a pass to FW Romell Quioto, who was unmarked in front of the goal.
  • MF Joseph Holland made his first appearance in the 18-man matchday lineup. The rookie out of Hofstra did not dress for the first two games of the season.
  • DF Leonardo made his 82nd career start and his third consecutive start with the Dynamo.
  • FW Romell Quioto scored his third goal of the season in the second minute of first-half stoppage time when he collected a pass from FW Alberth Elis and coolly slotted home a low shot.
  • Quioto joined FW Erick Torres with goals in three consecutive games, becoming the eighth player in club history to do so and tying the club record for most consecutive games with a goal.
  • FW Erick Torres scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute, giving him three goals in as many games. Torres became the seventh player in Dynamo history to score in three consecutive games and tied the longest streak of consecutive games with a goal in club history.
  • Torres made his ninth start for the Dynamo and his 54th overall in MLS play.
  • Torres made his 25th appearance in Orange tonight.