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Postgame Notes: Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers


  • Kept the Dynamo undefeated at BBVA Compass Stadium this season, improving their record at home to 8-0-3 on the year.
  • Improved Houston’s record overall to 9-7-6 on the year.
  • Extended the Dynamo’s unbeaten streak to four consecutive games dating back to July 5. The last time the Dynamo went four games without a loss was from August 29 – September 28, 2014, a span of five games.
  • Improved Houston’s record against Portland to 4-5-3 all-time and 3-0-3 at home.


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


  • The Dynamo have now scored two or more goals in 10 of their 11 home games this season.
  • The Dynamo conceded the first goal of the game when Portland MF Diego Valeri scored in the 13th minute. It was the ninth time this season that the Dynamo conceded the game’s opening goal, and the team is 1-7-1 in those games.
  • Houston conceded the game’s opening goal for just the second time this season. The Dynamo are now 1-0-1 at home when allowing the first goal of the game.
  • The Dynamo trailed at halftime for the fourth time this season, going into the break down a goal at 1-2. Houston is now 0-3-1 this season when trailing at halftime.
  • The Dynamo completed 81.3 percent of their passes in the game. It was the third game this season in which Houston completed better than 80 percent of its pass attempts. The Dynamo also did so on June 23 vs. FC Dallas and on July 1 at Colorado.
  • The Dynamo and Timbers each had 16 shots in the game. It was the first time this season that Houston had the same number of shots as its opponent.
  • Portland controlled possession in the game, holding the ball for 54.2 percent of the contest. It was the 18th time this season that Houston had less possession than its opponent, and the Dynamo improved to 9-4-5 in those games.
  • For the first time in 22 games this season, the Dynamo ran out a Starting XI that they’ve already used this season. Houston previously used this lineup in their last home game on July 5 against the Montreal Impact.


  • MF Juan David Cabezas scored his first goal in Major League Soccer and his first with the Dynamo when he headed in a cross in the 81st minute to tie the game.
  • Cabezas made his 16th consecutive start and his 17th overall this season.
  • FW Mauro Manotas set a new career high with his seventh goal of the season when he connected on a first-touch volley in the 37th minute. Manotas scored six goals in 2016.
  • Four of Manotas’ 13 career goals have come against Portland, and all four have come in the last two matchups at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • Manotas made his 27th start for the Dynamo in MLS regular-season play tonight and his 17th of the season.
  • MF Memo Rodriguez registered his first career assist when he played in a cross that MF Juan David Cabezas headed into the net in the 81st minute.
  • Rodriguez has now contributed to three goals in his last four games, with two goals and assist in that span.
  • Rodriguez made his seventh appearance of the season and his third in a row tonight when he came on for MF Ricardo Clark in the 59th minute.
  • MF Alex made his 20th start of the season, his 59th with the Dynamo and the 106th of his MLS career tonight.
  • Alex continued his string of playing in every game this season. He and DF Adolfo Machado are the only players to have played every game this season for the team.
  • DF DaMarcus Beasley made his 16th start of the season and the 166th of his career tonight.
  • MF Ricardo Clark made his 309th career start in MLS regular-season play tonight and his 234th with the Dynamo.
  • DF A.J. DeLaGarza made his 215th career start in tonight’s game.
  • GK Tyler Deric made his 68th career start tonight and his 14th of the season.
  • FW Alberth Elis made his 16th appearance of the season and his fifth off the bench when he came on for FW Andrew Wenger at halftime.
  • DF Leonardo made his 104th career appearance in MLS regular-season play tonight. It will be his 16th consecutive start, his 19th with the Dynamo and the 98th of his career.
  • DF Adolfo Machado started his 22nd consecutive game tonight. He is the only player on the team to have started every game this season.
  • Machado played the full 90 minutes for the 22nd consecutive game, making him one of four remaining field players in MLS to have played every minute of the season for his team this year.
  • FW Romell Quioto made his 13th appearance and his fifth off the bench when he came on for FW Erick Torres in the 62nd minute.
  • FW Erick Torres returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous two games while on international duty with the Mexican National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Torres made his 17th start of the season and the 68th of his career.
  • FW Andrew Wenger made his eighth start of the season, his fifth in a row, his 32nd with the Dynamo and the 91st of his career.