dynamo at dc game notes
dynamo game notes
Cold Blooded: The temperature at kickoff for Sunday’s 3‐1 win over D.C. United was 82 degrees. The Dynamo are now 12‐1‐4 this year when the temperature is 80 degrees or more. 14 of the 17 games were at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Houston was 9‐1‐6 in temperatures of 80+ in 2011, so the club is 21‐2‐10 since 2011 when the temperature is 80+. Brad Davis, Midfield Maestro: Midfielder Brad Davis recorded his 12th assist of the season on Sept. 29 vs. New England. It is the fourth consecutive season the all‐star midfielder recorded 12 or more assists in a season. Davis had 16 assists in 2011 (career‐high) and 12 assists in 2010 and 2009. Davis finished with the fifth most assists in the league, trailing leader Graham Zusi (15) of Sporting Kansas City. Bruin finishes one shy of Ching’s regular season goals mark: Will Bruin scored his 12th goal of the season on Oct. 6 vs. Montreal and finished the season one goal shy of Brian Ching’s franchise record of 13 goals in 2008. Bruin is one of only three players in team history to reach 10 goals, joining Ching (13 in 2008, 11 in 2006) and Dwayne De Rosario (11 in 2006). Davis sets career‐high for goals: Midfielder Brad Davis extended his career‐high for goals in a season with his eighth goal of the campaign on Oct. 20 vs. Philadelphia. Davis’ previous high for goals was six, set with Dallas in 2003. Dynamo win MLS Reserve League Central/Mountain division title: The Dynamo captured the Major League Soccer Reserve League Central/Mountain division championship with a 2‐1 win over the Chicago Fire on Oct. 13. Cam Weaver scored both goals for the Dynamo and led the club in scoring with 11 goals in nine games. The Dynamo Reserves finish the season 6‐2‐2 (20 points), a point better than rival FC Dallas (6‐3‐1, 19 points) to capture the division crown. It is Houston’s second MLS Reserve League division title. The Dynamo won the division crown in 2008 with a 9‐1‐2 record. Hall breaks former mentor Pat Onstad’s shutout record: Goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded his 12th shutout of the season on Sept. 29 against New England. With the clean sheet, Hall passed former teammate Pat Onstad, who set an individual franchise record with 11 shutouts in 2007, when the club had a total of 13 clean sheets in 30 regular season games. Hall finished tied for second in the league in shutouts, trailing only Jimmy Nielsen of Sporting Kansas City (15). Boswell sets career‐high for games in a season: Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell played in his 31st regular season game of the season on Sept. 29 vs. New England, surpassing his previous career‐high for games in a season of 30, set in 2006. The 29‐ year‐old has been a mainstay since his 2005 rookie season, appearing in at least 23 games and making 22 starts or more each season. Boswell has averaged 28.13 games and 27.75 starts per season in his eight‐year career. Boswell started on Oct. 20 versus Philadelphia for his 225th career regular season game. Brad Davis, Midfield Maestro: Midfielder Brad Davis recorded his 12th assist of the season on Sept. 29 vs. New England. It is the fourth consecutive season the all‐star midfielder recorded 12 or more assists in a season. Davis had 16 assists in 2011 (career‐high) and 12 assists in 2010 and 2009. Davis finished with the fifth most assists in the league, trailing leader Graham Zusi (15) of Sporting Kansas City. Davis continues to climb MLS all‐time assist chart: Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis recorded his 92nd career regular season assist on Sept. 29 vs. New England to pass Cobi Jones for seventh on the MLS all‐time assist chart. Davis is now nine assists behind the next man on the chart, Marco Etcheverry, who is sixth with 101 assists. Dynamo assistant coach Steve Ralston is the all‐time leader, with 135 assists. Second Half Savants: The Dynamo were 7‐3‐8 in regular season games in which they were tied at halftime and 7‐0‐2 when leading at the interval. Houston is 14‐3‐10 when tied or leading at the break. Kinnear passes Nicol on MLS all‐time wins chart: With the 2‐0 win over New England on Sept. 29, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear passed Steve Nicol on the all‐time Major League Soccer wins chart. Kinnear has 114 wins in nine seasons as head coach between Houston and San Jose and is tied for fourth on the all‐time wins list.