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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC v HOUSTON DYNAMO (March 23, CenturyLink Field, 7 p.m. PT) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Sounders FC 1 1-0-0 3 3 1 at home 1 1-0-0 3 3 1 Dynamo on road

ROSTERS

1 Gspurning

2 2-0-0 6 2 0 2 2-0-0 6 2 0 LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

5

ALL-TIME (6 meetings): Sounders FC 2 wins, 8 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 2

4

34

Ianni

Hurtado

Johansson

8 Burch

6 Alonso

AT SEATTLE (3 meetings): Sounders FC 2 wins, 5 goals … Dynamo 0 wins, 2 goals … Ties 1

28

3

15

Sivebaek

Evans

Fernandez

LAST YEAR (MLS): 3/25: SEA 1, HOU 1 (Zakuani 80 – Cameron 42) 7/30: HOU 3, SEA 1 (Clark 7; Ching 23, 70 – Fernandez 37) UPCOMING MATCHES DYNAMO SOUNDERS FC Sun. Apr. 15 at Chicago Sat. Mar. 31 San Jose Sat. Apr. 21 at Columbus Sat. Apr. 7 at D.C. United Sat. Apr. 28 at D.C. United Sat. Apr. 14 Colorado Wed. May 9 at New York Sat. Apr. 28 at Chicago

16

17

Estrada

Montero

12

25

Bruin

Ching

11

7

Davis

10

16

Watson

Moffat

Clark

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM DYNAMO

SOUNDERS  FC

F 3 30

A 1 90

F 2 90

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

A 0 0

26 Ashe

0 2 0 0

TYPE OF PLAY

2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

DISTANCE

0 3 0 (W-L-T) SEA HOU

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

0 0 1

0 2 0

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC Date Score (Gms since) 3/17/2012 SEA 3, TOR 1 10/22/2011 SEA 3, CHV 1 10/08/2011 SEA 0, PHI 2 7/30/2011 SEA 1, HOU 3 8/13/2011 SEA 0, CHV 0 9/17/2011 SEA 3, DC 0 10/08/2011 SEA 0, PHI 2

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Sounders FC W Dynamo WW

Cameron

REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. SAR (bench): Ian Anderson; JAR (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Jasen Anno INJURY REPORTS SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – OUT: GK Josh Ford (knee pain); DF Andrew Duran (knee surgery); DF Michael Tetteh (hamstring); MF Mauro Rosales (knee injury); FW O’Brian White (leg surgery); MF Steve Zakuani (leg fracture); DOUBTFUL: FW Eddie Johnson (hip injury) … HOUSTON DYNAMO -- PROBABLE: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain)

(0) (0) (2) (5) (10) (6) (3)

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 Tally Hall (GK) 3 Calen Carr (FW) 4 Jermaine Taylor (DF) 5 Warren Creavalle (DF) 6 Nathan Sturgis (MF) 7 Colin Clark (MF) 8 Kofi Sarkodie (DF) 9 Macoumba Kandji (FW) 10 Je-Vaughn Watson (MF) 11 Brad Davis (MF) 12 Will Bruin (FW) 14 Colin Rolfe (FW) 15 Cam Weaver (FW) 16 Adam Moffat (MF) 17 Luiz Camargo (MF) 18 Josue Soto (MF) 19 Alex Dixon (MF) 20 Geoff Cameron (MF) 22 Brian Ownby (MF) 24 Tyler Deric (GK) 25 Brian Ching (FW) 26 Corey Ashe (MF) 28 Erich Marscheider (GK) 31 Andre Hainault (DF) 32 Bobby Boswell (DF)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none INTERNATIONAL DUTY SEA: Babayele Sodade (Canada U-23) … HOU: Kofi Sarkodie (USA U-23) RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 1-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

Boswell

31 Hainault

Hall

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

0 1 0 0

20 1

HOW SCORED

3 0 0 0

32

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 1 Michael Gspurning (GK) 3 Brad Evans (MF) 4 Patrick Ianni (DF) 5 Adam Johansson (DF) 6 Osvaldo Alonso (MF) 7 Eddie Johnson (FW) 8 Marc Burch (DF) 10 Mauro Rosales (MF) 11 Steve Zakuani (MF) 12 Leo Gonzalez (DF) 13 O'Brian White (FW) 14 Michael Tetteh (DF) 15 Alvaro Fernandez (MF) 16 David Estrada (MF) 17 Fredy Montero (FW) 19 Babayele Sodade (FW) 20 Zach Scott (DF) 21 Cordell Cato (FW) 22 Mike Seamon (MF) 23 Servando Carrasco (MF) 24 Roger Levesque (FW) 25 Andy Rose (DF) 26 Sammy Ochoa (FW) 27 Alex Caskey (MF) 28 Christian Sivebaek (MF) 29 Josh Ford (GK) 30 Andrew Duran (DF) 31 Jeff Parke (DF) 33 Andrew Weber (GK) 34 Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (DF) 35 Bryan Meredith (GK)

HOUSTON DYNAMO Date Score (Gms since) 10/23/2011 HOU 3, LA 1 3/17/2012 HOU 1, SJ 0 6/18/2011 HOU 0, CLB 2 9/10/2011 HOU 0, KC 3 10/01/2011 HOU 1, CHI 1 3/17/2012 HOU 1, SJ 0 9/10/2011 HOU 0, KC 3

(0) (0) (8) (5) (4) (0) (8)

TEAM LEADERS SOUNDERS FC G: 3 Estrada A: 2 Fernandez SHT: 7 Estrada SOG: 5 Estrada FC: 3 Ianni FS: 4 Montero OF: 17 Montero C: 1 3 players tied E: 0 DYNAMO G: 1 Davis/Hainault A: 1 Moffat SHT: 6 Bruin SOG: 4 Bruin FC: 5 Cameron FS: 2 5 players tied OF: 2 Bruin/Ching C:  1 3 players tied E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG SEA 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 3.00 HOU 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1.00 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG SEA 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.00 HOU 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 SEA 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 HOU 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 SEA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC v HOUSTON DYNAMO (March 23, CenturyLink Field, 7 p.m. PT - MLS Game 18)

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Michael Gspurning GK 6-5 209 05/02/1981 Graz, Austria 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 Brad Evans MF 6-1 160 04/20/1985 Phoenix, AZ 1 1 0 0 90 73 14 12 4 Patrick Ianni DF 6-1 175 06/15/1985 Lodi, CA 1 1 0 0 94 66 3 3 5 Adam Johansson DF 5-11 165 02/21/1983 Goteborg, Sweden 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 Osvaldo Alonso MF 5-11 165 11/11/1985 San Cristobal, Cuba 1 1 0 0 84 80 5 9 7 Eddie Johnson FW 6-0 180 03/31/1984 Daytona Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 127 96 41 13 8 Marc Burch DF 6-0 181 05/07/1984 Cincinnati, OH 1 1 0 1 104 82 3 11 10 Mauro Rosales MF 5-8 160 02/24/1981 Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina 1 1 0 0 27 23 5 13 11 Steve Zakuani MF 6-0 160 02/09/1988 Kinshasa, Zaire 0 0 0 0 64 57 16 12 12 Leo Gonzalez DF 6-1 174 11/21/1980 San Jose, Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 52 50 1 2 14 Michael Tetteh DF 5-8 155 01/16/1989 Accra, Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Alvaro Fernandez MF 6-1 159 10/11/1985 Soriano, Uruguay 1 1 0 2 42 28 11 3 16 David Estrada MF 5-8 160 02/04/1988 Salinas, CA 1 1 3 0 7 3 3 0 17 Fredy Montero FW 5-9 160 07/26/1987 Campo de la Cruz, Colombia 1 1 0 0 87 82 34 26 19 Babayele Sodade FW 6-2 195 07/26/1990 Olney, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Zach Scott DF 5-11 175 07/02/1980 Wailukur, HI 0 0 0 0 25 19 0 0 21 Cordell Cato FW 5-9 150 07/15/1992 Carenage, Trinidad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 Mike Seamon MF 6-1 175 08/30/1988 Rahway, NJ 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 1 23 Servando Carrasco MF 5-10 170 08/13/1988 Coronado, CA 1 0 0 0 13 7 0 0 24 Roger Levesque FW 6-2 174 01/22/1981 Portland, ME 1 0 0 0 54 16 6 2 25 Andy Rose DF 6-2 170 02/13/1990 Melbourne, Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Sammy Ochoa FW 6-0 190 09/04/1986 Morelia, Mexico 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 27 Alex Caskey MF 5-10 152 07/22/1988 Dunwoody, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 Christian Sivebaek MF 6-3 194 02/19/1988 St. Etienne, France 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 29 Josh Ford GK 6-2 175 11/06/1987 Liverpool, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 Andrew Duran DF 6-1 160 09/26/1989 Hinsdale, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 Jeff Parke DF 6-1 185 03/23/1982 Abington, PA 0 0 0 0 180 174 2 4 33 Andrew Weber GK 6-2 190 08/09/1983 Austin, TX 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 34 Jhon Kennedy Hurtado DF 6-0 183 05/16/1984 Florida, Colombia 1 1 0 0 60 59 1 2 35 Bryan Meredith GK 6-2 195 08/02/1989 Scotch Plains, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Sigi Schmid 03/20/1953 W158 L110 T83

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Tally Hall GK 6-4 205 05/12/1985 SeaTac, WA 2 2 0 0 41 41 0 1 3 Calen Carr FW 6-0 150 10/04/1982 Oakland, CA 2 0 0 0 93 23 10 3 4 Jermaine Taylor DF 5-10 195 01/14/1985 Portland, Jamaica 1 1 0 0 14 11 0 1 5 Warren Creavalle DF 6-0 165 08/14/1990 Brooklyn, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Nathan Sturgis MF 5-10 150 07/06/1987 Boca Raton, FL 1 0 0 0 76 62 1 2 7 Colin Clark MF 6-0 180 04/11/1984 Fort Collins, CO 2 2 0 0 115 89 14 13 8 Kofi Sarkodie DF 5-8 165 03/22/1991 Huber Heights, OH 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 9 Macoumba Kandji FW 6-4 175 08/02/1985 Dakar, Senegal 1 0 0 0 58 35 6 10 10 Je-Vaughn Watson MF 6-1 175 10/22/1983 St. Catherine, Jamaica 2 2 0 0 24 13 1 2 11 Brad Davis MF 5-11 175 11/08/1981 St. Charles, MO 2 2 1 0 258 220 36 80 12 Will Bruin FW 6-2 194 10/24/1989 St. Louis, MO 2 2 0 0 27 23 5 1 14 Colin Rolfe FW 6-0 175 02/15/1990 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Cam Weaver FW 6-4 195 06/10/1983 Tacoma, WA 1 0 0 0 60 34 11 5 16 Adam Moffat MF 6-0 175 05/15/1986 Glasgow, Scotland 2 2 0 1 63 50 7 3 17 Luiz Camargo MF 5-8 172 05/04/1987 Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 2 18 Josue Soto MF 5-9 155 01/03/1989 Fort Worth, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Alex Dixon MF 5-8 150 02/07/1990 Bay City, TX 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 20 Geoff Cameron MF 6-3 185 07/11/1985 Attleboro, MA 2 2 0 0 103 87 11 13 22 Brian Ownby MF 6-0 160 07/16/1990 Glen Allen, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 Tyler Deric GK 6-3 195 08/30/1988 Houston, TX 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 25 Brian Ching FW 6-1 195 05/24/1978 Haleiwa, HI 2 2 0 0 191 159 77 28 26 Corey Ashe DF 5-7 154 03/14/1986 Orange County, CA 1 1 0 0 131 77 1 11 28 Erich Marscheider GK 6-3 185 01/05/1993 Vienna, Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 Andre Hainault DF 6-0 180 06/17/1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2 2 1 0 81 78 5 3 32 Bobby Boswell DF 6-2 185 03/15/1983 Austin, TX 2 2 0 0 194 191 11 7 HEAD  COACH  :  Dominic Kinnear

07/26/1967 W102 L67 T81


SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC vs HOUSTON DYNAMO CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle, Wash. March 23, 2012 (WEEK 3, MLS Game #18)

7 p.m. PT (NBC SN)

A pair of clubs that developed a fierce rivalry in the Western Conference meet for the only time this season when Seattle Sounders FC and the Houston Dynamo put their undefeated records on the line Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Sounders FC got their 2012 season off to a quality start with a 3-1 win against Toronto FC last weekend. The Dynamo have started their long road swing with two 1-0 wins on the trot, last weekend defeating San Jose. REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. SAR (bench): Ian Anderson; JAR (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Jasen Anno MLS Career: 127 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 47; pens: 47 INJURY REPORT: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – OUT: GK Josh Ford (knee pain); DF Andrew Duran (knee surgery); DF Michael Tetteh (hamstring); MF Mauro Rosales (knee injury); FW O’Brian White (leg surgery); MF Steve Zakuani (leg fracture); DOUBTFUL: FW Eddie Johnson (hip injury) … HOUSTON DYNAMO -- PROBABLE: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: SEA: Babayele Sodade (Canada U-23) … HOU: Kofi Sarkodie (USA U-23) SUSPENDED: none HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (6 meetings): Sounders FC 2 wins, 8 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 2 AT SEATTLE (3 meetings): Sounders FC 2 wins, 5 goals … Dynamo 0 wins, 2 goals … Ties 1 LAST YEAR (MLS): 3/25: SEA 1, HOU 1 (Zakuani 80 – Cameron 42) 7/30: HOU 3, SEA 1 (Clark 7; Ching 23, 70 – Fernandez 37)  This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.  Sounders FC have never lost to the Dynamo in their CenturyLink Field home. Seattle has won two of the three league games (with one draw); the teams also played to a draw in Seattle in the 2009 Western Conference Semifinals.  In nine all-time meetings, including the two games in the MLS Cup Playoffs and a U.S. Open Cup semifinal, the road team has never taken the full points.  Coaches record: Sigi Schmid vs. HOU: P12 W3 L4 D5 … Dominic Kinnear vs. SEA: P6 W2 L2 D2 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC Seattle Sounders FC started off their 2012 MLS season with a bang, getting a hat trick from David Estrada on their way to a 3-1 win against Toronto FC on Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field. LAST MATCH  Sounders FC scored their first goal of the MLS season in the 17th minute. After Alvaro Fernández sent in a teasing cross from the left, David Estrada was the quickest to react, digging the ball out of a scrum and eventually punching it home.  Seattle and Estrada hit for a second six minutes after the break. Played in behind the TFC backline by Marc Burch, Estrada raced into the area unmolested and curled it past goalkeeper Milos Kocic.  Ryan Johnson halved the lead in the 62nd minute, setting off from near the midfield stripe before cutting square across the top of the box and hitting a stunning strike into the far corner of the goal.  But Estrada soon restored the margin for his hat trick. He played a quick one-two with Fernández in the area, lashing home a right-footed shot inside the near post.  With Eddie Johnson out through injury, Estrada was given the starting spot in attack alongside Fredy Montero. Michael Gspurning made his MLS debut, replacing the retired Kasey Keller.  SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (4-4-2): Michael Gspurning - Adam Johansson, Patrick Ianni, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Marc Burch - Mauro Rosales (Roger Levesque 79), Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso, Alvaro Fernandez (Christian Sivebaek 65) - David Estrada (Servando Carrasco 87), Fredy Montero. TEAM NEWS  Making his third MLS start, and his seventh league appearance, in his third MLS season, Estrada was named MLS Player of the Week after his hat trick. Estrada has scored four of Sounders FC’s five goals in competitive matches this season.  “Something that we haven't had in the past is that runner that's up top and that's good at getting behind the defense and can just wreak havoc. When you have that it disorganizes the other defense,” said Brad Evans.

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“Instead of playing in front of them all the time we have somebody that can stretch and bring players out. He found himself in good positions this game and finished three really good goals." But a down side after the match was losing Mauro Rosales to a knee injury that forced him off in the 79th minute. “It could be a couple weeks; it could be a little more. We’ll have to see how it goes the next few days,” said Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid. Rosales recorded 13 assists, to go with 5 goals, in 26 league appearances in 2011. "You don't want to lose players at any time and certainly he's a very important player to us because of the creative impulses he gives to the game,” said Schmid. “We're going to miss that part of it and it puts a little more of a burden on the other guys.” With Rosales out, Schmid will face a few decisions. Marc Burch, who started at left back vs. Toronto FC, could move forward into the midfield, or Christian Sivebaek or Roger Levesque (both of whom came on as substitutes in the TFC match) could slot into the position. Alvaro Fernández – who played a part in all three Seattle goals – would switch flanks, and Leo Gonzalez could start at left back. “We had that situation a game or two last year and the team responded well and we won some important games without him,” Fernandez said. “We just hope we can make that happen this year as well.”

HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo made it two wins on the trot on their seven-game road swing to kick off the 2012 season, winning 1-0 for a second successive week, against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Dynamo are tied with Sporting KC atop the Eastern Conference as the only clubs with maximum points from two games. LAST MATCH  The Dynamo took the lead after 14 minutes. Brian Ching raced into the area to run onto an Adam Moffat through ball, and when he was clattered into by goalkeeper Jon Busch, referee Chris Penso pointed to the post.  Brad Davis pulled the resulting penalty to his right, placing it in the side netting past Busch, who guessed correctly but still couldn’t deflect the shot.  Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made one change to the team that defeated Chivas USA 1-0 in the season opener. Jermaine Taylor came in at left back for the injured Corey Ashe.  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault, Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor Colin Clark (Nathan Sturgis 82), Adam Moffat, Je-Vaughn Watson, Brad Davis - Will Bruin (Calen Carr 67), Brian Ching (Cam Weaver 67). TEAM NEWS  Of the five MLS teams that have started the season with extended road swings (Columbus, 1999; LA, 2003; Chicago, 2006; Sporting KC, 2011), the Dynamo are the first to not only record shutouts, but also win the first two games on the trip. The Dynamo will play their first seven games on the road while awaiting completion of BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.  In his first season as the first-choice goalkeeper in 2011, Tally Hall recorded six shutouts in starting every league match along the way.  “We asked him before the game to be a big body for us and come out and catch some balls and take pressure off the defense,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “As the game wore on, he was becoming a better, imposing goalkeeper for us. He made one real good save on Chris Wondolowski and I thought he grew in confidence and effectiveness as the game went on.”  After suffering a hamstring strain in the season-opening win vs. Chivas USA, left back Corey Ashe missed out on the win vs. San Jose. Ashe said he expects to be fully available this week.  “I didn’t want to do anymore damage to it, so I figured I’d sit out,” Ashe said about the decision to hold off on a return this past weekend. “I’ll be fine, ready for the game [Friday].”  In Ashe’s place, Jamaican international Jermaine Taylor slotted into the left back spot. “I thought he did OK,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “We asked Jermaine to play left back and thought he had some very good moments for us.”  Taylor and midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson – both of whom played the full 90 minutes – joined the Jamaican national team for a friendly Wednesday vs. Costa Rica in Kingston. "We'd like to keep the same 11, but you never know. It's going to be a quick turnaround. Guys got a lot of travel," said Kinnear.  The Dynamo have won both matches by 1-0 scorelines – matching their record of all of last year.  "We've had our chances," Will Bruin said to the Houston Chronicle. "We've been creating them, but right now they haven't gone in. We've been managing to get the wins, which is huge (to have) two wins on the road while creating chances and not being able to get them in."

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2012 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC STATISTICS (1-0-0, 3 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 16 M David Estrada 15 M Alvaro Fernandez 8 D Marc Burch 6 M Osvaldo Alonso 23 M Servando Carrasco 3 M Brad Evans 1 G Michael Gspurning 34 D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 4 D Patrick Ianni 5 D Adam Johansson 24 F Roger Levesque 17 F Fredy Montero 10 M Mauro Rosales 28 M Christian Sivebaek 27 M Alex Caskey 21 F Cordell Cato 30 D Andrew Duran 29 G Josh Ford 12 D Leo Gonzalez 7 F Eddie Johnson 35 G Bryan Meredith 26 F Sammy Ochoa 31 D Jeff Parke 25 D Andy Rose 20 D Zach Scott 22 M Mike Seamon 14 D Michael Tetteh 33 G Andrew Weber 13 F O'Brian White 11 M Steve Zakuani Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

GS 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

MIN 87 65 90 90 3 90 90 90 90 90 11 90 79 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 90

G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

A 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

SHT 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 13

SV 2 2 4

GA 1 1 3

SOG 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3

FC 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 14

GAA 1.00 1.00 3.00

PG 0 0 0

FS 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 12

OFF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5

C 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: David Estrada 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Alvaro Fernandez 1, Marc Burch 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP GS 1 G Michael Gspurning 1 1 Team totals 1 1 Opponent totals 1 1

MIN 90 90 90

SHTS 3 3 7

PA 0 0 0

W 1 1 0

L 0 0 1

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Seattle Sounders FC statistics listed here.

T 0 0 0

SO 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


2012 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (2-0-0, 6 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 11 M Brad Davis 31 D Andre Hainault 16 M Adam Moffat 26 D Corey Ashe 32 D Bobby Boswell 12 F Will Bruin 20 M Geoff Cameron 3 F Calen Carr 25 F Brian Ching 7 M Colin Clark 1 G Tally Hall 9 F Macoumba Kandji 6 M Nathan Sturgis 4 D Jermaine Taylor 10 M Je-Vaughn Watson 15 F Cam Weaver 17 M Luiz Camargo 5 D Warren Creavalle 24 G Tyler Deric 19 M Alex Dixon 28 G Erich Marscheider 22 M Brian Ownby 14 F Colin Rolfe 8 D Kofi Sarkodie Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

GS 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

MIN 180 180 180 90 180 144 180 36 153 172 180 4 8 90 180 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 180 180

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SHT 2 2 4 0 1 6 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 29

SV 7 7 10

GA 0 0 2

SOG 1 1 2 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 7

FC 2 3 1 0 2 1 5 1 4 1 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 20

GAA 0.00 0.00 1.00

PG 0 0 1

FS 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 28

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5

CK 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9

C 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Andre Hainault 1, Brad Davis 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Adam Moffat 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Brad Davis 1-1 HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 1 G Tally Hall 2 Team totals 2 Opponent totals 2

GS 2 2 2

MIN 180 180 180

SHTS 7 7 12

PA 0 0 1

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Houston Dynamo statistics listed here.

W 2 2 0

L 0 0 2

T 0 0 0

SO 2 2 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sun.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May May May June June June June July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

17 23 31 7 14 28 2 5 9 12 19 23 26 16 20 24 30 4 7 15 18 28 5 11 18 25 2 8 15 23 29 7 21 28

OPPONENT RESULT Toronto FC W 3-1 Houston San Jose at D.C. United Colorado at Chicago Los Angeles Philadelphia at FC Dallas Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Columbus at Chivas USA at Montreal Sporting KC at Portland at New England at Real Salt Lake Colorado at New York Real Salt Lake at Colorado Los Angeles at San Jose Vancouver at Chivas USA at FC Dallas Chivas USA at Portland San Jose at Vancouver Portland FC Dallas at Los Angeles

ATT. 38,709

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T5 3 SEA: Estrada (17,51,63); TOR: Johnson (62)

ATT. 14,464 21,816

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 HOU: Hainault (92+) 2-0-0 T1 6 HOU: Davis (14)

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sun. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Tue. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Tue. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sat. Fri. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sun. Thu. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

11 17 23 15 21 28 9 12 15 19 26 10 16 20 23 30 3 7 15 18 21 28 3 10 19 25 2 6 14 23 29 6 20 27

OPPONENT at Chivas USA at San Jose at Seattle at Chicago at Columbus at D.C. United at New York D.C. United Portland at New England Los Angeles at Vancouver FC Dallas Toronto FC at Montreal Philadelphia Chicago at Sporting KC D.C. United Sporting KC Montreal at Toronto FC New York at New York Columbus Toronto FC at Chicago Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC at Philadelphia New England Montreal Philadelphia at Colorado

RESULT W 1-0 W 1-0


SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 3 David Estrada

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Goals 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Shots 12 03/17/2012

Assists 2 Alvaro Fernandez

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Assists 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Shots on Goal 7 03/17/2012

Shots 7 David Estrada

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Shots 12 03/17/2012

Shots on Goal 5 David Estrada

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Shots on Goal 7 03/17/2012

Fouls Committed 3 Patrick Ianni

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Fouls Committed 12 03/17/2012 vs. TOR

W 3-1

Corner Kicks 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Fouls Suffered 4 Fredy Montero

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Fouls Suffered 14 03/17/2012

W 3-1

Offside 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Offside 1 David Estrada 1 Alvaro Fernandez 1 Fredy Montero

03/17/2012 03/17/2012 03/17/2012

vs. TOR vs. TOR vs. TOR

W 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-1

Saves 2 Michael Gspurning Shots Faced 3 Michael Gspurning Goals Allowed 1 Michael Gspurning

03/17/2012

03/17/2012

03/17/2012

vs. TOR

vs. TOR

vs. TOR

W 3-1

W 3-1

W 3-1

HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Goals 1 Andre Hainault 1 Brad Davis Assists 1 Adam Moffat

03/11/2012 03/17/2012

03/11/2012

at at

at

CHV SJ

CHV

Offside 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Shots Faced 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Saves 2 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Shots Faced 3 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Goals Allowed 1 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

W 1-0 W 1-0

Goals 1 03/11/2012 1 03/17/2012

Shots 8 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Shots on Goal 3 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

W 1-0

Assists 1 03/11/2012

Shots on Goal 3 Will Bruin

03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Shots on Goal 9 03/11/2012

Fouls Committed 4 Jermaine Taylor

03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 3 Brad Davis

03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Shots Faced 5 Tally Hall

03/17/2012

at

at

SJ

SJ

W 3-1

vs. TOR

W 3-1

W 1-0

03/17/2012

Fouls Suffered 14 03/17/2012

vs. TOR

CHV

Saves 5 Tally Hall

W 3-1

Saves 2 03/17/2012

at

CHV

vs. TOR

Fouls Committed 12 03/17/2012 vs. TOR

W 3-1

03/11/2012

at

W 3-1

W 3-1

vs. TOR

Shots 18 03/11/2012

03/11/2012

vs. TOR

W 3-1

vs. TOR

W 3-1

Corner Kicks 3 03/17/2012

Shots 4 Will Bruin

Offside 3 Brian Ching

vs. TOR

vs. TOR

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 1-0

at at

at

at

at

Fouls Committed 14 03/11/2012 at 14 03/17/2012 at Fouls Suffered 12 03/11/2012 Corner Kicks 6 03/11/2012

at

at

CHV SJ

CHV

CHV

CHV

CHV SJ

CHV

CHV

W 1-0 W 1-0

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 1-0 W 1-0

Fouls Committed 14 03/11/2012 at 14 03/17/2012 at

CHV SJ

W 1-0 W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 8 03/17/2012 at

SJ

W 1-0

Corner Kicks 4 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Offside 2 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Saves 2 03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Shots Faced 2 03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 1-0

Offside 4 03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Saves 5 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Shots Faced 5 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0


2011 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (0-1-1) UNF 15 11 6 3 8 2 12 4 21 18 24 17 25 31 7 10 20 5 13

POS MID MID MID MID MID FWD DEF D/M FWD GK FWD FWD FWD DEF D/F MID DEF DEF FWD

PLAYER Alvaro Fernandez Steve Zakuani Osvaldo Alonso Brad Evans Erik Friberg Mike Fucito Leo Gonzalez Patrick Ianni Nate Jaqua Kasey Keller Roger Levesque Fredy Montero Pat Noonan Jeff Parke James Riley Mauro Rosales Zach Scott Tyson Wahl O'Brian White ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1

GS 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1

MIN 78 90 180 71 180 12 90 180 62 180 57 157 23 180 90 109 90 90 61

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 2 5 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 3 0 1 0 0 6

SOG 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

FC 1 2 3 0 1 1 3 2 3 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 0

FS 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 2 1 0 1

OFF 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

CK 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 0

C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 4

0 4

34 23

12 10

24 25

25 24

9 8

19 5

4 5

0 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Alvaro Fernandez 1-1

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 18 GK Kasey Keller ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 10

SV 6

GA 4

GAA 2.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 1

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

10 12

6 8

4 2

2.00 1.00

0 1

0 1

0 1

1 0

1 1

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 0

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (1-0-1) UNF 25 20 7 11 21 26 32 12 5 19 9 31 1 16 22 8 15

POS PLAYER FWD Brian Ching MID Geoff Cameron MID Colin Clark MID Brad Davis DEF Hunter Freeman MID Corey Ashe DEF Bobby Boswell FWD Will Bruin MID Danny Cruz MID Alex Dixon FWD Jason Garey DEF Andre Hainault GK Tally Hall MID*Adam Moffat MID*Lovel Palmer DEF Kofi Sarkodie FWD Cam Weaver ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2

GS 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0

MIN 102 180 89 180 180 175 180 106 5 1 48 180 180 90 90 90 104

G 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 5 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 2

SOG 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1

FC 1 4 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 3

FS 1 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2

OFF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

CK 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

4 2

4 0

23 34

10 12

25 24

24 25

8 9

5 19

5 4

0 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Brian Ching 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Brad Davis 1, Geoff Cameron 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 12

SV 8

GA 2

GAA 1.00

PG 1

PA 1

W 1

L 0

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

12 10

8 6

2 4

1.00 2.00

1 0

1 0

1 0

0 1

1 1

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 0

0-0-0 0-0-0


HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Sounders FC 2 wins, 8 goals Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals Ties 2 07/11/2009 08/23/2009

SEA 2 vs HOU 1 HOU 1 vs SEA 1

(Q) (H)

08/08/2010 10/23/2010

SEA 2 vs HOU 0 HOU 2 vs SEA 1

(Q) (H)

03/25/2011 07/30/2011

SEA 1 vs HOU 1 HOU 3 vs SEA 1

(Q) (H)

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS 10/29/2009 11/08/2009

SEA 0 vs HOU 0 HOU 1 vs SEA 0 (OT)

(Q) (H)

SEA 2 vs HOU 1 (OT)

Sounders FC 1 2 OT Tot. 3 5 0 8 38 35 0 73 18 20 0 38 33 41 0 74 11 9 0 20 19 19 0 38

Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 6 31 13 38 13 21

Dynamo 2 OT Tot. 2 0 8 24 0 55 7 0 20 34 0 72 9 0 22 5 0 26

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

SEA HOU

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 1 0 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0

OT 0 0

Total 8 8

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Sigi Schmid vs. HOU Dominic Kinnear vs. SEA

U.S. OPEN CUP 07/21/2009

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

3-4-5 (1.17 pts./game) 2-2-2 (1.33 pts./game)

(Y8, SF)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

2 2 14 8 7 9

Sounders FC Fernandez/Montero Nate Jaqua Fredy Montero Fredy Montero Leo Gonzalez Fredy Montero

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

2 2 1 12 8

Kasey Kasey Kasey Kasey Kasey

3 4 9 4 8 9

Keller Keller Keller Keller Keller

1 1 0 15 4

Dynamo Geoff Cameron Brad Davis Brad Davis Cameron/Davis Brian Ching Brian Ching Deric/Hall Hall/Onstad Tally Hall Tally Hall

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Sounders FC 8 players tied 8 players tied Fredy Montero (3/25/11) 4 players tied Vagenas/Sturgis Freddie Ljungberg (8/23/09)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

1 1 7 3 4 5

Saves Goals Allowed

5 Kasey Keller (7/30/11) 3 Kasey Keller (7/30/11)

2 2 6 3 5 4

Dynamo Brian Ching (7/30/11) Brad Davis (10/23/10) Brad Davis (7/11/09) Brian Ching (7/30/11) Kei Kamara (7/11/09) 3 players tied

7 Tally Hall (8/8/10) 2 Onstad/Hall

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC W-L-T Streak (started)

HOUSTON DYNAMO W-L-T Streak (started)

1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

6 Ws (6/23/2011) 1 Ws (10/22/2011 2 Ws (8/6/2011)

1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

3 Ws (10/14/2011 1 Ws (3/11/2012) 1 Ws (9/17/2011)

1-0-0 0-0-0

9 Ws (5/21/2011) 1 Ws (10/15/2011

2-0-0 0-0-0

4 Ws (10/14/2011 1 Ws (9/17/2011)

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

1 1 4 10 4

Ls Ls Ws Ws Ws

(10/8/2011) (9/10/2011) (6/26/2011) (6/28/2009) (9/18/2010)

0-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

3 2 2 5 11

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(7/23/2011) (3/11/2012) (9/17/2011) (9/25/2010) (4/2/2006)

0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

2 8 2 1 2

Ws Ws Ls Ls Ls

(8/20/2011) (5/28/2011) (9/10/2011) (7/30/2011) (8/2/2009)

2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

5 1 1 3 2

Ws Ws Ts Ls Ls

(7/9/2011) (10/23/2011 (9/14/2011) (8/28/2010) (6/5/2010)


SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (2-2-2)

CURRENT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (2-2-2)

PLAYER Fredy Montero Alvaro Fernandez Nate Jaqua James Riley Steve Zakuani Patrick Ianni Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Kasey Keller Freddie Ljungberg Osvaldo Alonso Brad Evans Erik Friberg Mike Fucito Leo Gonzalez Stephen King Sebastien Le Toux Roger Levesque Tyrone Marshall Blaise Nkufo Pat Noonan Sanna Nyassi Jeff Parke Mauro Rosales Zach Scott Mike Seamon Nathan Sturgis Peter Vagenas Tyson Wahl O'Brian White Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 3 6 5 5 6 2 6 2 5 2 2 1 4 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 2 2 3 1 6 6

GS 4 1 3 5 4 5 2 6 2 5 2 2 0 4 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 4 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 6 6

MIN 337 125 335 450 332 459 171 540 177 450 161 180 12 341 90 124 121 135 177 23 175 315 109 90 5 154 92 199 61 540 540

G 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8

A 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 11

SHT 14 3 6 3 9 3 0 0 3 10 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 73 55

GOALKEEPER Kasey Keller ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6

MIN 540

SHTS 20

SV 12

GAA 1.33

PG 0

6 6

540 540

20 38

12 28

1.33 1.33

0 1

PLAYER Fredy Montero Alvaro Fernandez Marc Burch Steve Zakuani Patrick Ianni Eddie Johnson Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Osvaldo Alonso Brad Evans Leo Gonzalez Roger Levesque Jeff Parke Mauro Rosales Zach Scott Mike Seamon O'Brian White Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 3 7 5 6 3 2 5 4 4 3 9 2 1 1 3 6 6

GS 4 1 6 4 5 3 2 5 3 4 2 9 1 1 0 1 6 6

MIN 337 125 564 332 459 270 171 450 220 341 121 765 109 90 5 125 540 540

G 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8

A 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 11

SHT 14 3 4 9 3 7 0 10 3 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 73 55

GOALKEEPER ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP

MIN

SHTS

SV

GAA

PG

6 6

540 540

20 38

12 28

1.33 1.33

0 1


HOUSTON DYNAMO CAREER STATISTICS VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (2-2-2)

CURRENT HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (2-2-2)

PLAYER Geoff Cameron Brian Ching Brad Davis Colin Clark Cam Weaver Dominic Oduro Mike Chabala Hunter Freeman Brian Mullan Ade Akinbiyi Corey Ashe Wade Barrett Bobby Boswell Will Bruin Ricardo Clark Ryan Cochrane Danny Cruz Tyler Deric Alex Dixon Jason Garey Andre Hainault Tally Hall Stuart Holden Julius James Kei Kamara Luis Angel Landin Adam Moffat Richard Mulrooney Joseph Ngwenya Pat Onstad Lovel Palmer Eddie Robinson Kofi Sarkodie Adrian Serioux Erik Ustruck Craig Waibel Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 5 6 1 3 3 3 2 3 1 6 1 5 2 2 1 4 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 6 6

GS 4 3 6 1 1 2 3 2 2 0 5 1 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 4 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 6 6

MIN 392 300 481 89 176 166 240 180 176 28 431 90 450 106 180 75 126 90 1 48 360 270 90 90 165 15 90 180 90 180 180 156 90 24 30 105 540 540

G 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8

A 1 0 4 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8

SHT 6 7 9 4 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 55 73

GOALKEEPER Tyler Deric Tally Hall Pat Onstad ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 3 2

MIN 90 270 180

SHTS 6 21 11

SV 5 15 8

GAA 1.00 1.33 1.50

PG 0 1 0

6 6

540 540

38 20

28 12

1.33 1.33

1 0

PLAYER Geoff Cameron Colin Clark Brian Ching Brad Davis Macoumba Kandji Cam Weaver Corey Ashe Bobby Boswell Will Bruin Calen Carr Tyler Deric Alex Dixon Andre Hainault Tally Hall Adam Moffat Kofi Sarkodie Nathan Sturgis Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 4 5 6 3 4 6 5 2 3 1 1 4 3 2 1 2 6 6

GS 4 3 3 6 3 1 5 5 2 1 1 0 4 3 2 1 1 6 6

MIN 392 299 300 481 269 189 431 450 106 72 90 1 360 270 179 90 78 540 540

G 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8

A 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8

SHT 6 8 7 9 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 55 73

GOALKEEPER Tyler Deric Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 3

MIN 90 270

SHTS 6 21

SV 5 15

GAA 1.00 1.33

PG 0 1

6 6

540 540

38 20

28 12

1.33 1.33

1 0


SEAttlE SoundErS FC GAME notES 2012 SoundErS FC SCHEdulE vs.

2012 MlS rECord: 1-0-0 (3 points) (Home: 1-0-0 Away: 0-0-0) 2012 All-CoMPEtItIonS rECord: 2-1-0 (Home: 2-0-0 Away: 0-1-0)

M At C H I n F o r M At I o n dAy

dAtE

oPPonEnt

tIME (Pt)

tv

Wed.

3/7

SAntoS lAGunA*

W 2-1

FoX Soccer

Wed.

3/14

at santos laguna*

l 6-1

FoX soccer

Sat.

3/17

toronto FC

W 3-1

KonG

Fri.

3/23

HouSton

7:00 p.m.

nBCSn

Sat.

3/31

SAn JoSE

7:00 p.m

KonG/KoMo2

sat.

4/7

at DC United

4:30 p.m.

konG/koMo2

Sat.

4/14

ColorAdo

1:00 p.m.

KonG+

sat.

4/28

at Chicago

5:30 p.m.

konG+

Wed.

5/2

lA GAlAXy

7:00 p.m.

KonG/KoMo2

Sat.

5/5

PHIlAdElPHIA

1:00 p.m.

nBCSn

Wed.

5/9

at FC Dallas

5:30 p.m.

konG

Sat.

5/12

rEAl SAlt lAKE

7:00 p.m.

KInG+

sat.

5/19

at Vancouver

2:00 p.m.

konG/koMo2

Wed.

5/23

ColuMBuS

7:00 p.m.

KonG+

sat.

5/26

at Chivas Usa

7:30 p.m.

konG/koMo2

sat.

6/16

at Montreal

4:30 p.m.

konG/koMo2+

Wed.

6/20

KAnSAS CIty

7:00 p.m.

KonG+

sun.

6/24

at portland

2:00 p.m.

espn

sat.

6/30

at new england

4:30 p.m.

konG

Wed.

7/4

at real salt lake

7:00 p.m.

konG/koMo2+

Sat.

7/7

ColorAdo

8:00 p.m.

nBCSn

sun.

7/15

at new York

1:00 p.m.

espn

sat.

7/28

at Colorado

6:00 p.m.

konG/koMo2+

Sun.

8/5

lA GAlAXy

7:00 p.m..

ESPn2

sat.

8/11

at san Jose

7:30 p.m.

konG

Sat.

8/18

vAnCouvEr

1:00 p.m.

KInG/KoMo2+

sat.

8/25

at Chivas Usa

7:30 p.m.

kinG

sun.

9/2

at FC Dallas

4:00 p.m.

konG

Sat.

9/8

CHIvAS uSA

1:00 p.m.

KInG/KoMo2+

sat.

9/15

at portland

12:30 p.m.

nBC

Sun.

9/23

SAn JoSE

7:00 p.m.

KonG+

sat.

9/29

at Vancouver

6:00 p.m.

nBCsn

Sun.

10/7

PortlAnd

6:00 p.m.

ESPn

Wed.

10/17

rEAl SAlt lAKE

tBA

nBCSn+

Sun.

10/21

FC dAllAS

6:00 p.m.

ESPn

sun.

10/28

at la Galaxy

6:00 p.m.

espn

+ Broadcast Live Out of Market on ROOT Sports * CONCACAF Champions League

date: Friday, March 23, 2012 Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. pT location: Centurylink Field, seattle, Washington referee: Baldomero Toledo referee’s Assistants: ian anderson, Fabio Tovar Fourth official: Jasen anno national tv: nBC sports network (Comcast HD 626) talent: arlo White and kyle Martino local radio: 97.3 kiro FM talent: ross Fletcher and kasey keller Postgame talent: Matt Johnson, alan Hinton, Jimmy Gabriel, pete Fewing Spanish radio: la Gran D 99.3 FM talent: rene aleman, Victor Hernandez and noe Menendez Sounders FC Pr Contacts: Jeff Garza (o: 425-203-8021, c: 206-255-4661); JeffGa@soundersFC.com) suzanne lavender (c: 206-730-7549); suzannel@seahawkssoundersFC.com) Mike Ferris (o: 425-203-8313, c: 206-953-9767); MikeFe@soundersFC.com) Houston Pr Contact: lester Gretsch (c: 713-276-7522; lgretsch@houstondynamo.com)

SoundErS FC ProBABlE lInEuP

8

17

15

Burch

Montero

Fernandez

34 1

Hurtado

3

6

Gspurning

Evans

Alonso

4 Ianni

28 Sivebaek

5

16 Estrada

Johansson

rESErvES Goalkeepers

29 - Ford 33 - Weber 35 - Meredith

DeFenDers

12 - Gonzalez 20 - scott 30 - Duran 31 - parke

MiDFielDers

ForWarDs

10 - sivebaek 11 - Zakuani 14 - Tetteh 22 - seamon 23 - Carrasco 24 - levesque 25 - rose 27 - Caskey

7 - Johnson 13 - White 19 - sodade 21 - Cato 26 - ochoa


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

M lS S tA n d I n G S * Western Conference W-l-d, P real salt lake 2-0-0, 6 Colorado rapids 2-0-0, 6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-0-0, 6 portland Timbers 1-0-1, 4 FC Dallas 1-0-1, 4 seattle sounders FC 1-0-0, 3 l.a. Galaxy 1-1-0, 3 san Jose earthquakes 0-1-0, 0 Chivas Usa 0-2-0, 0

S o u n d E r S FC

Eastern Conference Houston Dynamo sporting kansas City Chicago Fire Montreal impact Toronto FC Columbus Crew philadelphia Union D.C. United new York red Bulls new england revs

W-l-d, P 2-0-0, 6 2-0-0, 6 0-0-1, 1 0-1-1, 1 0-1-0, 0 0-1-0, 0 0-2-0, 0 0-2-0, 0 0-2-0, 0 0-2-0, 0

t E A M v I tA l S * SEAttlE SoundErS FC overall: 1-0-0 last 5: W Home: 1-0-0 Away: 0-0-0 vs. East: 1-0-0 vs. West: 0-0-0 Goals For: 3 Goals Against:1 +/-: 2

HouSton dynAMo overall: 2-0-0 last 5: W-W Home: 0-0-0 Away: 2-0-0 vs. East: 0-0-0 vs. West: 2-0-0 Goals For: 2 Goals Against: 0 +/-: 2

HEAd CoACHES (MlS rEGulAr SEASon) Sigi Schmid 13 158-110-83 4 45-24-26 3-4-5 4-5-5

years Coaching (Pro) Career MlS record years with team record With team record vs. opponent Head-to-Head

dominic Kinnear 9 102-67-81 9 102-67-81 2-2-2 4-5-5

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Fueled by the surging David estrada, sounders FC kicked off the 2012 Major league soccer season on a high note last saturday night with a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC. seattle (1-0-0) will continue a three-game home stand tonight when Mls Cup runners-up Houston Dynamo (2-0-0) visit the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field. Houston beat two West teams away from home this season and sit atop the early east standings. The stingy Houston defense is yet to concede a goal this season and the potent seattle attack is poised to crack through. seattle and Houston are level at 2-2-2 all-time with each side netting eight goals. neither team has won on the road as sounders FC is unbeaten at home with two wins and a draw in three meetings. Five of seattle’s eight goals have come in the final 45 minutes while Houston scores early with six of their eight tallies coming in the opening half. seattle has outshot their Houston counterparts 63-55 (38-20 on goal). Fredy Montero and alvaro Fernandez have each scored twice against Houston while Geoff Cameron leads all players with three goals in the series. Dynamo forward Brian Ching is the only player with a multi-goal game. seattle looks to continue to establish Centurylink Field as one of the league’s toughest places to play. The club went 9-4-4 at home in 2011 (25-10-12 overall) and, with the victory in the first leg of the ConCaCaF Champions league quarters, seattle has won both home games this season, scoring five goals in 180 minutes of action. seattle supporters will get their sounders FC soccer fix as seven of the next 12 matches will be played in the emerald City. The opening home stay concludes next saturday, March 31 against the san Jose earthquakes.

t E A M C At E G o r I E S * SEA 1 3 (T-6th) 3.00 1.00 2 12 (T-17th) 7 (T-9th) 14 (17th) 12 (18th) 2 (T-11th)

Games Goals Scored Goals Scored Avg. Goals Allowed Per Game Goal differential Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Suffered Fouls Committed yellow Card Cautions

Hou 2 2 (T-9th) 1.00 0.00 2 26 (T-6th) 12 (T-3rd) 20 (T-15th) 28 (!-6th) 3 (T-3rd)

IndIvIduAl lEAdErS* SEA estrada (3; 1st) Fernandez (2; T-1st) estrada (7; T-7th) estrada (5; T-3rd) estrada (1; T-1st) 2 players (1; T-1st) Montero (4) ianni (3) 2 players (1; T-3rd)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Game-Winning Goals Game-Winning Assists Fouls Suffered Fouls Committed yellow Card Cautions

Hou 2 players (1; T-5th) Moffat (1; T-7th) Bruin (6) Bruin (4; T-6th) 2 players (1; T-1st) Moffat (1; T-1st) 5 players (5; T-7th) Cameron (6) 3 players (1; T-3rd)

GoAlKEEPEr lEAdErS* Minutes Played Goals Against Average Wins Shutouts Saves

SEA Gspurning (90) Gspurning (1.00; T-7th) Gspurning (1; T-5th) n/a Gspurning (2)

* 2012 MLS Regular Season

Hou Hall (180; T-1st) Hall (0.00; T-1st) Hall (2; T-1st) Hall (2; T-1st) Hall (7; T-3rd)

tHE dynAMo ConnECtIon Houston features several personalities with northwest ties, including two former a-league/Usl-1 sounders. Forward Cam Weaver was the sounders' top scorer in 2005 as a rookie out of seattle University. Weaver had helped the redhawks win the nCaa Division ii championship in 2004. Forward Brian Ching starred at Gonzaga and made the all-league team with the sounders in 2002. Goalkeeper Tally Hall is a native of Gig Harbor, Washington. Dominic kinnear, the Dynamo head coach, played for the sounders' 1995 a-league championship team. patrick ianni of sounders FC came north from Houston during the 2009 offseason. ianni was obtained in a January 26 trade for a conditional pick in the 2010 superDraft. ianni spent his first three pro seasons wearing orange, making 35 league appearances for the Dynamo from 2006-08. He scored the game-winner on a second-half overhead kick in a 2-1 seattle home win on July 11, 2009.

HouSton dynAMo PrEvIEW The all-time series between seattle and Houston is level at 2-2-2 with each side netting eight goals. neither team has won on the road as sounders FC is unbeaten at home with two wins and a draw in three meetings. Five of seattle's eight goals have come in the final 45 minutes while Houston scores early with six of their eight tallies coming in the opening half. seattle has outshot their Houston counterparts 63-55 (38-20 on goal).


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

tHE BoyS ArE BACK

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The core of leaders returns to sounders FC for the 2012 season. striker Fredy Montero is joined in the attack by 2011 Mls newcomer of the Year Mauro rosales, alvaro Fernandez and, eventually, winger steve Zakuani. The backline is shored up by Jeff parke and Jhon kennedy Hurtado in the middle with leo Gonzalez returning to the left. The ever-active central midfield of osvaldo alonso and Brad evans rounds out the group of returning starters. a group of newcomers have also joined the club, most notably the six-foot-five austrian goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, swedish right back adam Johansson and Danish midfielder Christian sivebaek. The rave Green also added a goalscorer in U.s. international eddie Johnson. and, as in years past, seattle also has depth. The emergence of David estrada has created more competition for minutes at forward, particularly with teammates sammy ochoa and Babayele sodade.

College basketball isn’t the only sport with March Madness as sounders FC personnel have added their own spin to the phrase. led by Mls all-time winningest head coach sigi schmid, goal scorer Fredy Montero and 2011 sounders FC team MVp osvaldo alonso, sounders FC have set the month on fire.

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M E n I n K I lt S F u n d r A I S E r seahawks guard John Moffitt and sounders FC forward roger levesque donned authentic kilts alongside other seattle celebrities to raise money for the seattle ronald McDonald House and its mission of supporting families with seriously ill children. Fans are encouraged to visit www.meninkilts.rmhcseattle.org until april 13 and cast a vote. each vote is $25 and sponsors one night of housing for a family. all donations will benefit ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and alaska. The seattle ronald McDonald House is a home-away-fromhome for more than 700 families each year while their children receive medical treatment. They also provide a van service for families staying in anchorage while their children receive medical care. The "king of the kilt" will be announced on april 14 at the Georgetown Brewing Company. To learn more about the seattle ronald McDonald House, visit www.rmhcseattle.org.

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Trinidad and Tobago Men's olympic Team called in forward Cordell Cato for the ConCaCaF Qualifying Tournament in Carson, Calif. from March 22 to april 2. Cordell, 19, will joined the team for training camp in Ft. lauderdale, Fla. from March 15 to March 20. The competition begins in Carson, Calif. with games on March 23, 25 and 27. The semifinal would be played on March 31 and the final is scheduled for april 2 in kansas City. The two finalists qualify for the london olympics. Trinidad and Tobago is in Group B with Mexico, panama and Honduras. Cato was unavailable for seattle's game against Toronto FC and will miss the match against Houston. should Trinidad and Tobago advance to the finals Cato would also be unavailable for seattle's match on March 31. Cato will played sounders FC teammate Babayele sodade in a scrimmage between Trinidad and Tobago and Canada on Friday, March 16 in Ft. lauderdale, Fla. Cato was chosen to his country's squad for the 2011 ConCaCaF Under-20 Championships.

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MoSt WInS In MArCH, All-tIME Sigi Schmid Seattle Bruce arena l.a. Galaxy Jason kreis real salt lake octavio Zambrano Metrostars

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The strong start to the 2012 campaign is evidenced by some impressive statistics. seattle has held 51.9% possession through the first three games. When in possession, seattle takes care of the ball with an average passing accuracy of 81.4%, better than their opponent in all three matches. and when seattle loses possession, the rave Green has the ability to recover the ball, winning 55.8% of their duels with a high of 59.8% against Toronto on saturday. seattle has made over 450 passes in all three games with a high of 474 passes last saturday, including an average of 13 open play crosses per game.

l E t ’ S G E t I t S tA r t E d in their first three Mls seasons, seattle has earned the second-most points in that span. only the la Galaxy (174) has earned more points than seattle (158). seattle is coming off its best season yet when they amassed 63 points in 2011, including a league-high 56 goals (the most since D.C. United scored 58 in 2005). seattle has scored 133 goals in Mls since joining in 2009, the second-most in that span to FC Dallas (134).

S o u n d E r S FC I n J u ry r E P o r t Probable: none Questionable: none doubtful: FW eddie Johnson (hip injury)

out: Gk Josh Ford (knee pain) DeF andrew Duran (knee surgery) DeF/MF Michael Tetteh (hamstring) MiD Mauro rosales (knee injury) MF steve Zakuani (leg fracture) FW o’Brian White (leg surgery)


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt SuPPortErS rAnKS * sounders FC have sold out 51 consecutive Mls matches. * sounders FC would rank seventh in epl, fourth in serie a, sixth in la liga and 13th in Bundesliga. * sounders FC would rank fourth in Major league Baseball.

AttEndAnCE rECordS BroKEn Following a club record 18 Mls wins and third consecutive trip to the postseason in 2011, rave Green supporters do not want to miss out on seeing their team in action in 2012. last saturday, seattle set a club record for a season opener with 39,232 fans on the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field, continuing its sellout streak of 51 consecutive Mls matches. seattle set an Mls record for attendance with an average of 30,897 during their inaurgual season in 2009, only to surpass that mark in 2010 with an average of 36,173 and again in 2011 with an average of 38,498. The top regular-season crowd is 64,140 in a 2-1 win over san Jose during kasey keller’s final home regularseason match last october. top-10 All-time MlS Season Attendance Averages: 2011 Seattle Sounders FC 38,498 2010 Seattle Sounders FC 36,173 2009 Seattle Sounders FC 30,897 1996 los angeles Galaxy 28,916 2008 los angeles Galaxy 26,009 2007 los angeles Galaxy 24,252 2005 los angeles Galaxy 24,204 1996 Metrostars 23,898 2004 los angeles Galaxy 23,809 1997 new england revolution 21,423

2011 MlB AttEndAnCE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

philadelphia new York Yankees san Francisco Sounders FC (2012) Minnesota los angeles angels st. louis Milwaukee Boston Chicago Cubs Texas los angeles Dodgers Colorado Detroit new York Mets atlanta Cincinnati san Diego arizona Houston Washington Chicago White sox pittsburgh seattle Cleveland Toronto Baltimore kansas City Miami Tampa Bay oakland

45,440 45,107 41,818 39,232 39,112. 39,090 38,196 37,918 37,703 37,258 36,382 36,236 35,923 32,617 30,108 30,037 27,327 26,457 25,992 25,518 24,877 24,705 24,255 23,411 22,726 22,445 21,943 21,289 19,007 18,878 18,232

KEEPInG PACE WItH tHE World EnGlISH PrEMIEr lEAGuE (thru March 18) Club Attendance 1. Manchester United 75,366 2. arsenal 59,967 3. newcastle United 49,306 4. Manchester City 47,036 5. liverpool 44,826 6. Chelsea 41,545 Sounders FC 39,232 7. sunderland 38,689 8. Tottenham Hotspur 36,069 9. aston Villa 34,137 10. everton 33,235

SPAnISH lA lIGA (thru March 18) Club Attendance 1. Barcelona 82,710 2. real Madrid 73,635 3. atletico Madrid 47,330 4. Valencia 42,153 5. real Betis 41,730 Sounders FC 39,232 6. athletic Bilbao 37,714 7. sevilla FC 36,321 8. espanyol 28,072 9. real sociedad 25,684 10. Malaga 25,307

ItAlIAn SErIE A (thru March 18) Club Attendance 1. aC Milan 51,228 2. internazionale 48,975 3. napoli 47,000 Sounders FC 39,232 4. as roma 34,349 5. Juventus 31,671 6. lazio 31,230 7. Fiorentina 24,019 8. Genoa 22,209 9. palermo 21,388 10. Bologna 18,574

GErMAn BundESlIGA (thru March 18) Club Attendance 1. Borussia Dortmund 80,460 2. Bayern Munich 69,000 3. schalke 04 60,975 4. Hertha Berlin 54,858 5. VfB stuffgart 54,471 6. Hamburg sV 53,152 7. Borussia Monchengladbach 51,507 8. FC Cologne 46,923 9. Hannover 96 44,018 10. kaiserslautern 41,846 11. Werder Bremen 40,652 12. nurnberg 40,497 Sounders FC 39,232


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

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The long and winding road that led David estrada to his breakout performance last saturday began years ago as a youth soccer player in salinas, Calif. one of the most prolific goal scorers in California high school soccer history, estrada scored 66 goals as a senior (most in the nation) and also scored 11 goals in a single game. He went to walk-on as a freshman at UCla where playing time was rare until a midseason injury to a teammate allowed for an opportunity. estrada took full advantage and scored a UCla record 12 goals as a freshman and earned soccer america's Freshman of the Year. Despite earning pac-10 honors all four years, estrada has not played up top since his freshman year. in his first two years in seattle, estrada spent time in the midfield and also experimented at right back. since returning to the forward position this preseason estrada has scored seven goals with two assists in 10 games.

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seattle sounders FC forward David estrada was voted Major league soccer player of the Week by the north american soccer reporters (nasr) for Week 2 of the 2012 Mls season. estrada became the third player in club history to score a hat trick as he lead seattle to a 3-1 season-opening victory over Toronto FC on saturday on the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field. The player of the Week award is the first of estrada's threeyear Mls career. it is the 14th time that a seattle player has won the award. estrada helped seattle to its third season-opening victory in four years with his first three goals in Mls play. He opened his account in the 17th minute when he poked in a loose ball following a scramble in the box. He added a second tally in the 51st minute and completed the hat trick just moments after Toronto's lone goal in the 63rd minute.

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The hat trick hero may garner most of the attention, but David estrada knows he is in debt to midfielder alvaro Fernandez for great set-up play. Fernandez was involved in all three goals, recording two assists for the first time in his Mls career. The creative Uruguayan showed his skill on the first goal as he beat his defender with a tricky back heel move and centered a low cross that estrada finished past a crowd in the box. Fernandez began the second scoring play with a ball to Marc Burch and worked a neat one-two in the box to help estrada complete his hat trick in the 63rd minute. Fernandez had previously recorded just one assist in league play over his first two seasons.

S t. H At t r I C K ’ S d Ay a decisive opening night victory was highlighted by the sudden success of an unsuspecting hero as David estrada burst onto the Mls scene in his first league start at home on st. patrick’s Day. it took the third-year forward just 17 minutes to find the netting at Centurylink Field; the first tally of his Mls career. estrada added two more before full time to seal the victory. Estada notables: * First goals in Mls play in seven appearances (three starts; 283 total minutes) * Four goals in first two home starts. saturday marked his first Mls home start (first competitive home start was March 7 against santos laguna) * Has scored four of seattle's six goals in all competitions this season * led all players with seven total shots (one short of club record), including five on goal (ties club record) * seattle's first multi-goal scorer since back-to-back Fredy Montero braces (9/24/11 and 10/1/11)

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date 03/17/12 08/27/11 09/18/10

All-time MlS Hat tricks in an opening Game Player opponent date david Estrada, Sea vs. toronto FC 03/17/12 Brian Ching, Hou (4) vs. Colorado 04/02/06 Brian kreis, Dal vs. kansas City 03/20/99

StrIKInG BACK sounders FC takes every opportunity to show its true character, and it's no more obvious than after conceding a goal. in the two home goals allowed by seattle this season, both were followed by quick responses. last saturday against Toronto FC, David estrada scored just 69 seconds after ryan Johnson's goal, which was less than 40 seconds after the restart. a week and a half earlier Brad evans regained the lead just two minutes after santos laguna struck.

WElCoME HoME: CluB dEButS GAlorE several seattle newcomers relocated to the pacific northwest over the offseason and last saturday night they finally met the throngs of rave Green supporters at Centurylink Field. in front of the biggest crowd for a season opener in club history, four players made their club debuts. Two starters, austrian keeper Michael Gspurning and swedish right back adam Johansson, made their Mls debut in front of the home crowd. Danish midfielder Christian sivebaek also made his first league appearance and starting left backMarc Burch made his first league appearance for sounders FC.


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

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David estrada scored his first three Mls goals as sounders FC beat Toronto FC, 3-1, in seattle's league opener in front of a record crowd of 38,709 on the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field. estrada became the third player in Mls history to score a hat trick in the club's opening game of the Mls season. His three-goal effort was the third hat trick in club history and first in Mls this season. Midfielder alvaro Fernandez was involved in all three scores, recording two assists. estrada put seattle ahead early with a goal in the 17th minute. alvaro Fernandez cut across his defender after beating him down the left flank, allowing the Uruguayan to center a cross. The ball deflected off a Toronto FC defender and, after a scramble in the box, estrada poked the ball past goalkeeper Mils kocic for the game's first goal. estrada and Fernandez combined again for the second goal in the 51st minute. Defender Marc Burch, who made his Mls debut for the club, led estrada up the left side and the third-year striker finished into the far side of the net. The assist marked Burch's first for the club and first since March 19, 2011, versus Columbus Crew. estrada completed the hat trick just moments after Toronto's lone goal. after weaving through the reds' defender on the left flank, he played a give-and-go with Fernandez and finished past kocic. estrada has now scored four goals in his first two home starts, including the first tally against santos laguna on March 7. He has scored four of seattle's six goals in all competitions this season. Fernandez recorded two assists for the first time in his Mls career. estrada's hat trick was the third in club history, including lamar neagle versus the Columbux Crew (8/27/2011) and Blaise nkufo at Columbus (9/18/2010) ryan Johnson scored for Toronto in the 62nd minute on an impressive strike from 20-yards out. Johnson dribbled up the right side, cut toward the middle and rocketed a shot to the far upper corner. Johnson had several scoring opportunities throughout the match, most notably a headed attempt that hit the crossbar in the 28th minute. estrada nearly added to his total with two other strong chances. in the 23rd minute he got behind the Toronto backline and ran onto a loose ball but defender Torsten Frings was able to make a sliding tackle from behind to force a corner kick. Five minutes later, estrada made a long run and had a one-on-one opportunity with the keeper but kocic made the save. Toronto's Frings left the game with a hamstring injury in the 23rd minute. The win marks the first for sounders FC goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, making two saves on the night. Gspurning punched Johnson's header over the crossbar in the 53rd minute and denied Danny koevermans in the 71st minute. along with Gspurning, Danish midfielder Christian sivebaek made his Mls debut, entering for Fernandez in the 65th minute. sivebaek served a cross to roger levesque in the 85th minute but levesque's shot was saved by a diving kocic. seattle improves to 3-1-0 in Mls openers and holds a 5-1-1 record against Toronto in Mls play. sounders FC has won their last four meetings with Toronto FC. The crowd of 38,709 was the biggest opening day attendance in franchise history.

S o u n d E r S FC  A n n o u n C E y o u t H C A M P S The seattle sounders FC will host 57 soccer camps for boys and girls ages 4-15 throughout the state of Washington this spring and summer the club announced today. The program features an extensive 11-week summer camp schedule and five spring break camps. The sounders FC camp system is ideal for beginning and intermediate players. The camps are presented by adidas and Group Health. sounders FC offer a half-day program for ages 4-15, and a full-day camp for ages 7-15. The campers will be instructed by top collegiate level players, members of the sounders Women's team, sounders FC academy players, former professional players, and top level youth coaches from around the state. The camps will feature top of the line curriculum, as well as special appearances by sounders FC players and technical staff. in addition, all campers will receive an adidas soccer ball, camp T-shirt and be invited to an annual sounders FC Camper appreciation Day, where campers will have the opportunity to watch sounders FC training and meet the team. a continuing feature of the camps this season is the sUBWaY® skills Challenge which will be conducted at each camp location this summer. one boy and one girl at each camp will win the sUBWaY® skills Challenge and be awarded a $10 sUBWaY® cash card. The skills Challenge winners from each camp will be entered to win the grand prize, free sUBWaY® for a year. Two grand prize winners will be selected and recognized at Camper appreciation Day. supporting partners include sUBWaY®, Brotherton Cadillac, Xbox 360®, Bruce Titus eastside subaru, rooT sports™ and outback steakhouse®. The spring break soccer camps will be held from april 2 - 20 at the everett soccer arena, arlington soccer First indoor arena, starfire sports, Green lake Woodland park Fields and West seattle Delridge Fields. For information and to register for camp visit www.soundersFC.com.

ACAdEMy uPdAtE The sounders FC U18 and U16 academy teams swept local rival and divisional opponent Crossfire premier sunday at starfire sports Complex. The U18's snapped a three-match losing streak with a 3-1 victory, while the U16's shutout Crossfire 2-0 and have now won 12 of their last 13. austin sweeney had two assists for the U18's (8-7-3, 6-4-1 nW Division), who saw goals from Jordan schweitzer, stefan Bangsund, and ian lange. keeper Connor adkisson had the shutout for the first-place U16's (13-3-2, 8-2-1 nW Division) and James nosack recorded a goal and an assist. The academy teams travel to los angeles this coming weekend for an out of conference battle with pateadores and irvine strikers.

tHroW-InS David estrada's third goal is nominated for Mls Goal of the Week, along with ryan Johnson's strike...saturday marked the first season-opening start in patrick ianni's six-year career...academy alum ryan Hermann will transfer to the University of Washington from santa Clara...Jeff parke turns 30 on Friday, March 23 and eddie Johnson turns 28 on saturday, March 31.


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

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named the first head coach of seattle sounders FC on Dec. 16, 2008, sigi schmid is recognized as one of the most successful coaches in Mls history. since 1999, schmid’s teams have won nine major titles, including two Mls Cups. schmid is the most successful active coach in Mls history and a twotime Coach of the Year. in the 2011 season he guided the sounders FC to the playoffs for the third consecutive year, becoming the first team in league history to reach the playoffs in its first three seasons. The sounders FC also became the first team in 42 years to win three straight lamar Hunt U.s. open Cup Championships when they beat Chicago, 2-0, in front of a record crowd on the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field. seattle defeated D.C. United, 2-1, on the road to win the 2009 title and Columbus at home, 2-1, to win the 2010 title. in 2008, schmid led his former club, the Columbus Crew, to its first Mls Cup and supporters’ shield, earning Mls Coach of the Year honors. From 1999 through 2004 schmid’s l.a. Galaxy teams won four major competitions: 2002 Mls Cup, 2002 Mls supporters’ shield, 2001 U.s. open Cup and the 2001 ConCaCaF Champions Cup. He was voted the Mls Coach of the Year in his first season, 1999. altogether, his Galaxy teams were 79-53-32 and reached the Mls Cup final four times and won three division crowns. schmid ranks no. 1 in Mls career victories (158). overall, schmid’s record in Mls is 157-110-83. His combined postseason win total (19) is the second-highest in Mls history. schmid (351) has surpassed Bob Bradley’s Mls record of 272 career games coached. schmid is the only coach in Mls history to coach two different teams to Mls Cup titles. He is one of two to coach in four Mls Cup finals. Twice schmid has served as U.s. Under-20 national Team head coach, most recently in 2005 at the FiFa World Championships. at UCla schmid claimed three more national titles in 1985, ’90 and ’97. schmid was named national coach of the year following the ’97 championship. schmid is a member of both the national soccer and UCla halls of fame.

BrIAn SCHMEtZEr Assistant Coach named the top assistant coach on Dec. 22, 2008. a seattle native, he is one of the puget sound soccer community’s most recognizable figures after playing and coaching for the region’s top professional franchises since 1980. schmetzer was head coach of the Usl-1 sounders from 2002-08. He guided seattle to Usl-1 championships in 2005 and 2007, and U.s. open Cup semifinal advancements in 2007 and 2008. schmetzer has ten years of experience coaching and 15 years of playing at the professional level. He was a member of six championship teams during that span. in addition to the two Usl-1 championships, his teams also twice won the Commissioner’s Cup for the best record and qualified for the playoffs six times. He was chosen Usl-1 Coach of the Year in 2002 after going 23-4-1. The sounders were league runners-up in 2004. His overall regular season record was 100-57-41.

SCHMId team regular Season Chicago 14-9-8 Chivas Usa 3-5-5 Colorado 18-10-7 Columbus 8-3-7 D.C. United 16-10-4 FC Dallas 13-8-10 Houston 3-3-5 kansas City 18-15-5 l.a. Galaxy 4-4-4 Miami 4-1-1 new england 13-11-5 new York 11-14-5 philadelphia 1-2-0 portland 1-0-1 real salt lake 5-4-3 san Jose 14-8-5 Tampa Bay 3-2-1 Toronto 8-1-4 Vancouver 1-0-1 totAl 158-110-83 *most wins in MLS history

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Postseason 2-0-1 5-1-0 0-1-0 2-0-1 0-1-1 4-2-1 0-2-0 1-0-0 2-1-1 1-1-0 1-2-0 2-0-0 20-11-5

total 16-9-9 3-5-5 23-11-7 8-3-7 16-11-4 15-8-10 3-4-6 22-17-6 4-6-4 4-1-1 13-11-5 13-15-6 1-2-0 1-0-1 6-5-3 15-10-5 5-2-1 8-1-4 1-0-1 177-121-88

M oSt C ArEEr r EGulAr S EASon W InS Coach (team) Sigi Schmid* (lAG, Columbus, SFC) Bruce arena* (laG) Bob Bradley (Chicago, nYM, Chivas) steve nicol (ner) Dominic kinnear* (HoU) Bob Gansler (kC)

overall Wins (Home/Away) 158 (97/61) 129 (80/49) 124 (75/49) 112 (71/41) 102 (64/38) 86 (58/28) *active

EZrA HEndrICKSon Assistant Coach announced as assistant coach on Jan. 20, 2009 after completing a 14-year professional career, including 12 seasons in Major league soccer. Hendrickson earned his U.s. soccer ‘a’ Coaching license in December of 2009. Hendrickson played parts of eight seasons for sigi schmid, including three in Columbus prior to his retirement. He appeared in 266 regular season Mls matches (225 starts), scored 23 goals and added 30 assists. Hendrickson was a member of three Mls Cup championship teams: 2002 los angeles Galaxy, 2004 D.C. United and 2008 Columbus Crew. While with the Galaxy he also won the 2000 ConCaCaF Champions Cup and the 2001 lamar Hunt U.s. open Cup, when he was the team’s MVp. an all-american and business administration major at Drake University, Hendrickson first played professionally with new orleans of the Usisl select league (1995-96). after earning his first international cap in 1995, he served 12 years as captain of the saint Vincent and the Grenadines national team. toM dutrA Goalkeeper Coach named the goalkeeper coach on Dec. 29, 2008 after serving two seasons as keeper coach for the Usl sounders. Dutra has worked with kasey keller in offseason training sessions since 2002. Under Dutra’s guidance in 2007 and 2008, Chris eylander led Usl-1 in saves and finished second in shutouts. dAvId tEnnEy Fitness Coach named the fitness coach on January 9, 2009. He is one of Major league soccer’s most respected and highly-regarded fitness coaches following two years in kansas City. During the 2007 and 2008 seasons Tenney served as both fitness and goalkeeper coach for kansas City. He also holds an ‘a’ license from the Czech republic F.a. and nsCaa 'premier' Diploma. prior to Mls, Tenney held the same dual role as the George Mason University men’s and women’s teams for two seasons. He earned his B.i.s. in coaching science from George Mason in 2005 and his master’s degree in exercise science from California University of pennsylvania last year. While at George Mason, Tenney also served as director of coaching for the Washington Freedom youth teams from 2004-06 and as Maryland’s girls director of oDp. Kurt SCHMId Scout/Assistant Coach named to staff on March 12, 2009. schmid scouts players from the youth to international level and coordinate the Match analysis scouting system and also serves as a first team assistant. kurt schmid has been an assistant coach at the collegiate level, first at saint Mary’s College, then at UC irvine.


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt 2012 trAnSACtIonS dAtE January 3

trAnSACtIon signed to contract

PlAyEr D Marc Burch

January 11

signed to contract

M Christian sivebaek

January 12

selected in Mls superDraft

D andrew Duran F Babayele sodade

January 17

selected in Mls supplemental Draft

D Tim pontius M Jason Banton F abdul aman D Wes Feighner

January 18

signed to contract

F Cordell Cato

February 17

Traded to Montreal

F Mike Fucito M lamar neagle F eddie Johnson

acquired from Montreal March 1

signed to contract

D andrew Duran F Babayele sodade

March 2

signed to contract

Gk andrew Weber

March 13

signed to contract

M alex Caskey M andy rose


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SoundErS FC nuMErICAl roStEr no. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35

name Michael Gspurning Brad evans patrick ianni adam Johansson osvaldo alonso eddie Johnson Marc Burch Mauro rosales steve Zakuani leo Gonzalez Michael Tetteh alvaro Fernandez David estrada Fredy Montero Babayele sodade Zach scott Cordell Cato Michael seamon servando Carrasco roger levesque andy rose sammy ochoa alex Caskey Christian sivebaek Josh Ford andrew Duran Jeff parke andrew Weber Jhon kennedy Hurtado Bryan Meredith

Pos. G M D D M F D M M D D/M M F F F D F M M M/F M F M M G D D G D G

Ht. 6-5 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-1 5-8 5-9 6-3 5-11 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2

Wt. 205 160 183 165 155 179 180 165 160 174 155 159 155 160 183 175 150 175 175 174 170 195 152 194 180 160 185 190 183 195

Birthdate 5/2/1981 4/20/1985 6/15/1985 2/21/1983 11/11/1985 3/31/1984 5/7/1984 2/24/1981 2/9/1988 11/21/1980 1/16/1989 10/11/1985 2/4/1988 7/26/1987 7/26/1990 7/2/1980 7/15/1992 8/30/1988 8/13/1988 1/22/1981 2/13/1990 9/4/1986 7/22/1988 2/19/1988 11/6/1987 10/26/1989 3/23/1982 8/9/1983 5/16/1984 8/2/1989

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Hometown Graz, austria phoenix, ariz. lodi, Calif. Gothenburg, sweden san Cristobal, Cuba Daytona Beach, Florida Cincinnati, ohio Villa Maria, argentina london, england san Jose, Costa rica accra, Ghana soriano, Uruguay salinas, Calif. Barranquilla, Colombia Windsor, ont. Haiku, Hawaii Carenage, Trinidad rahway, n.J. san Diego, Calif. Falmouth, Maine Bristol, england riverside, Calif. Dunwoody, Georgia Vejle, Denmark liverpool, n.Y. Mokena, ill. Downingtown, penn. phoenix, ariz. palmira, Colombia scotch plains, n.J.

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MArCH 21, 2012]

last Club skoda Xanthi FC (Greece) Columbus Houston iFk Gรถteborg (sweden) Charleston (Usl-1) Fulham (england) D.C. United river plate (argentina) akron (nCaa) liberia Mia (C.r.) UC santa Barbara (nCaa) nacional (Chile) UCla (nCaa) Deportivo Cali (Colombia) alabama Birmingham (nCaa) seattle (Usl-1) Defence Force FC (Trinidad) Villanova (nCaa) California (nCaa) seattle (Usl-1) UCla (nCaa) estudiantes Tecos (Mexico) Charleston (Usl pro) FC Midtjylland (Denmark) Connecticut (nCaa) Creighton (nCaa) Vancouver (Usl-1) san Jose Deportivo Cali (Colombia) kitsap pumas (pDl)

SoundErS FC PronunCIAtIon GuIdE no. 1 4 5 6 10 11 14 15 17 19 23 24 28 34

name Michael Gspurning patrick ianni adam Johansson osvaldo alonso Mauro rosales steve Zakuani Michael Tetteh alvaro Fernandez Fredy Montero Babayele sodade servando Carrasco roger levesque Christian sivebaek Jhon kennedy Hurtado

Head Coach: sigi schmid Assistant Coach: Brian schmetzer Assistant Coach: ezra Hendrickson Goalkeeper Coach: Tom Dutra Fitness Coach: David Tenney Scout/Assistant Coach: kurt schmid

Pronunciation guh-sHpoorn-ing ee-aWn-ee Yo-HaWn-sun ahs-VaHl-doe MoU-ro roh-saH-les zak-uh-WaH-nee TeTT-tay aHl-bah-ro mon-Tare-oh Bah-bye-elle-ee sho-Dahd-DaY sir-VaWn-dough cuh-ross-coh luh-VeCk see-veh-beck Jon her-ToD-oh


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

S o u n d E r S FC StAtS


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt 2012 MlS rEGulAr SEASon StAtIStICS unF PoS 16 M 15 M 8 D 6 M 23 M 3 M 1 G 34 D 4 D 5 D 24 F 17 F 10 M 28 M 27 M 21 F 30 D 29 G 12 D 7 F 35 G 26 F 31 D 25 D 20 D 22 M 14 D 33 G 13 F 11 M

Player David estrada alvaro Fernandez Marc Burch osvaldo alonso servando Carrasco Brad evans Michael Gspurning Jhon kennedy Hurtado patrick ianni adam Johansson roger levesque Fredy Montero Mauro rosales Christian sivebaek alex Caskey Cordell Cato andrew Duran Josh Ford leo Gonzalez eddie Johnson Bryan Meredith sammy ochoa Jeff parke andy rose Zach scott Mike seamon Michael Tetteh andrew Weber o'Brian White steve Zakuani team totals opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

GS 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

MIn 87 65 90 90 3 90 90 90 90 90 11 90 79 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 90

G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

A 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

SHt 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 13

SoG 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3

FC/FS 0/0 1/2 1/0 2/3 0/0 1/2 0/0 1/1 3/0 0/0 0/0 1/4 1/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 12/14 14/12

oFF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/0 1/0

GP-games played;GS-games started;MIn-minutes;G-goals;A-assists;SHt-shots,SoG-shots on goal;FC-fouls caused;FS-fouls suffered;oFF-offsides; C/E-cautions/ejections

GAME-WInnInG GoAlS: David estrada 1 GAME-WInnInG ASSIStS: Marc Burch 1, alvaro Fernandez 1 PEnAlty KICK GoAlS/AttEMPtS: none SEAttlE SoundErS FC IndIvIduAl GoAlKEEPInG unF PoS GoAlKEEPEr GP GS MIn SHtS Sv GA GAA PG PA W -l-t So 1 G Michael Gspurning 1 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 0 0 1-0-0 0 team totals 1 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 0 0 1-0-0 0 opponent totals 1 1 90 7 4 3 3.00 0 0 0-1-0 0 Gp-games played;Gs-goals scored;Min-minutes;sHTs-shots;sV-saves;Ga-goals allowed;Gaa-goals against avg.;pG-penalty goals; pa-penalty attempts;W/l/T-wins/losses.ties;so-shutouts


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt 2012 MlS rEGulAr SEASon rESultS day date sat. 3/17

opponent Toronto FC

result W

Score 3-1

Attend. 39,232

record 1-0-0

Goal scorers sea: estrada (17, 51, 63); Tor: Johnson (61)

2012 MlS rEGulAr SEASon BoX SCorES Sounders FC 3 vs. toronto FC 1 March 17, 2012, on the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field (seattle, Wash.) att: 39,232 (sellout) SCorInG SEA - estrada 17’, estrdada (Burch, Fernandez) 51’, estrada (Fernandez) 63’ tor - Johnson (aceval) 61’ Shots Saves Fouls offsides Corners SEA 12 2 12 3 3 tor 13 4 14 4 5

StArtInG lInEuP Gk Gspurning D Johansson D ianni D Hurtado D Burch M rosales (levesque, 79) M evans M alonso M Fernandez (sivebaek) F estrada (Carrasco, 87) F Montero


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt 2012 All CoMPEtItIon StAtIStICS unF PoS 16 M 15 M 3 M 17 F 10 M 12 D 8 D 6 M 1 G 34 D 5 D 31 D 24 F 28 M 7 F 4 D 23 M 27 M 21 F 30 D 29 G 35 G 26 F 25 D 20 D 22 M 14 D 33 G 13 F 11 M

Player GP GS MIn G A SHt SoG FC/FS oFF CK C/E David estrada 3 3 238 4 0 9 5 2/2 1 0 1/0 alvaro Fernandez 3 3 233 1 2 5 2 5/8 2 0 0/0 Brad evans 3 3 270 1 0 6 2 2/4 0 0 0/0 Fredy Montero 3 3 270 0 2 11 3 6/10 1 1 1/0 Mauro rosales 3 3 259 0 1 1 1 4/5 0 12 0/0 leo Gonzalez 2 2 167 0 1 0 0 6/0 0 0 2/0 Marc Burch 2 1 91 0 1 0 0 1/0 0 0 0/0 osvaldo alonso 3 3 270 0 0 2 0 5/6 0 0 1/0 Michael Gspurning 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Jhon kennedy Hurtado 3 3 270 0 0 1 0 5/8 0 0 1/0 adam Johansson 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 2/4 0 0 0/0 Jeff parke 2 2 180 0 0 1 0 2/4 0 0 0/0 roger levesque 2 0 20 0 0 1 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 Christian sivebaek 2 0 38 0 0 2 0 1/1 0 0 0/0 eddie Johnson 2 0 31 0 0 2 1 0/0 1 0 0/0 patrick ianni 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 3/0 0 0 1/0 servando Carrasco 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 alex Caskey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Cordell Cato 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 andrew Duran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Josh Ford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Bryan Meredith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 sammy ochoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 andy rose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Zach scott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Mike seamon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 Michael Tetteh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 andrew Weber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 o'Brian White 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 steve Zakuani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 team totals 3 3 270 6 7 41 17 47/43 5 13 7/0 opponent totals 3 3 270 8 7 39 17 43/47 11 14 8/0 GP-games played;GS-games started;MIn-minutes;G-goals;A-assists;SHt-shots,SoG-shots on goal;FC-fouls caused;FS-fouls suffered; oFF-offsides:C/E-cautions/ejections

GAME-WInnInG GoAlS: David estrada 1, Brad evans 1 GAME-WInnInG ASSIStS: Marc Burch 1, alvaro Fernandez 1, Mauro rosales 1 PEnAlty KICK GoAlS/AttEMPtS: none

SEAttlE SoundErS FC IndIvIduAl GoAlKEEPInG unF PoS GoAlKEEPEr GP GS MIn SHtS Sv GA GAA PG PA W -l-t 1 G Michael Gspurning 3 3 270 17 10 8 2.67 0 0 2-1-0 team totals 3 3 270 17 10 8 2.67 0 0 2-1-0 opponent totals 3 3 270 17 12 6 2.00 0 0 1 -2-0 Gp-games played;Gs-goals scored;Min-minutes;sHTs-shots;sV-saves;Ga-goals allowed;Gaa-goals against avg.;pG-penalty goals;pa-penalty attempts;W/l/Twins/losses.ties;so-shutouts

So 0 0 0


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

2012 ConCACAF CHAMPIonS lEAGuE rESultS day date Wed. 3/7 Wed. 3/14

opponent santos laguna at santos laguna

result W l

Score 2-1 6-1

Attend. 23,433 15,000

record 1-0-0 1-1-0

Goal scorers sea: estrada (12), evans (63); Csl: Gomez (61) sea: Fernandez (37); Csl: suarez (8, 76), peralta (10), Gomez (49, 67), ochoa (81)

2012 ConCACAF CHAMPIonS lEAGuE BoX SCorES Sounders FC 2 vs. Santos laguna 1 Sounders FC 1 at Santos laguna 6 March 7, 2012, on the Xbox pitch at Centurylink Field (seattle, Wash.) att: 23,433 SCorInG SEA - estrada (Montero, Gonzalez) 12’, evans (rosales) 63’ CSl - Gomez (Crosas) 61’

SEA CSl

Shots 11 12

Saves 2 2

Fouls 19 17

StArtInG lInEuP Gk Gspurning D Johansson D parke D Hurtado D Gonzalez M rosales M alonso M evans M Fernandez (Johnson, 78) F estrada (Burch, 93) F Montero

offsides 0 3

Corners 4 5

March 14, 2012, at estadio Corona (Torreon, Mex.) att: 15,000 SCorInG SEA - Fernandez (Montero) 37’ CSl - suarez 8’, peralta (luduena) 10’, Gomez (suarez) 49’, Gomez (peralta, estrada) 67’, suarez (estrada) 76’, ochoa 81’ Shots Saves Fouls offsides Corners SEA 18 4 16 0 6 CSl 19 5 20 5 3

StArtInG lInEuP Gk Gspurning D Johansson D parke D Hurtado D Gonzalez (sivebaek, 77) M rosales M alonso M evans M Fernandez F estrada (Johnson, 62; levesque 81) F Montero


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

2012 PrESEASon StAtIStICS unF PoS 17 F 16 M/F 26 F 28 M 20 D 21 F 23 M 12 D 7 F 10 M 5 D 31 D 6 M 22 M 30 M 27 M 1 G 34 D 3 M 41 D 8 D 15 M 24 F 33 G 36 M 4 D 43 F M D 2 M 35 G 14 D/M D M D D M

Player GP GS MIn G A C/E Fredy Montero 5 5 325 5 0 0/0 David estrada 7 4 337 3 2 0/0 sammy ochoa 6 1 255 2 1 1/0 Christian sivebaek 6 1 206 2 1 0/0 Zach scott 6 2 226 1 1 0/0 Cordell Cato 5 2 171 1 0 0/0 servando Carrasco 5 2 191 1 0 0/0 leo Gonzalez 5 5 311 1 0 2/0 eddie Johnson 1 1 28 1 0 0/0 Mauro rosales 5 5 319 0 4 1/0 adam Johansson 5 5 314 0 2 0/0 Jeff parke 5 5 320 0 1 1/0 osvaldo alonso 5 5 311 0 1 1/0 Michael seamon 4 1 217 0 1 1/0 amadou sanyang 4 1 139 0 1 0/1 lamar neagle 3 0 124 0 1 0/0 Michael Gspurning 6 6 370 0 0 0/0 Jhon kennedy Hurtado 6 6 340 0 0 2/1 Brad evans 5 5 325 0 0 1/0 andrew Duran 5 1 276 0 0 0/0 Marc Burch 5 1 224 0 0 0/0 alvaro Fernandez 5 5 260 0 0 0/1 roger levesque 5 1 186 0 0 0/0 andrew Weber 4 1 175 0 0 0/0 andy rose 4 0 169 0 0 0/0 patrick ianni 4 1 166 0 0 0/0 Babayele sodade 4 0 153 0 0 0/0 alex Caskey 3 1 144 0 0 1/0 Harlinton Gutierres 3 1 130 0 0 0/0 Mike Fucito 3 3 120 0 0 0/0 Bryan Meredith 4 0 120 0 0 0/0 Michael Tetteh 1 0 60 0 0 1/0 Wes Feighner 1 0 45 0 0 0/0 andrew Vanzie 1 0 30 0 0 1/0 ever alvarado 1 0 30 0 0 0/0 Tim pontius 1 0 30 0 0 0/0 Jason Banton 1 0 25 0 0 0/1 Trialist 1 0 23 1 0 0/0 own Goals received: 1 own Goals Conceded: 0 tEAM totAlS 7 7 665 19 14 13/4 oPPonEnt totAlS 7 7 665 4 1 12/3 Gp-games played;Gs-games started;Min-minutes;G-goals;a-assists; C/e-cautions/ejections GAME-WInnInG GoAlS: Fredy Montero 3, David estrada 1, eddie Johnson 1 GAME-WInnInG ASSIStS: adam Johansson 2, sammy ochoa 1, Mauro rosales 1, Jeff parke 1, amadou sanyang 1, Zach scott 1 PEnAlty KICK AttEMPtS/GoAlS: Christian sivebaek 1/1 SEAttlE SoundErS FC IndIvIduAl GoAlKEEPInG unF PoS GoAlKEEPEr GP GS MIn GA GAA PG PA W -l-t So 1 G Michael Gspurning 6 6 370 4 0.67 0 0 4-0-0 1 33 G andrew Weber 4 1 175 0 0.00 0 0 1-0-2 1 35 G Bryan Meredith 4 0 120 0 0.00 0 0 0-0-0 0 team totals 7 7 665 4 0.57 0 0 5-0-2 4 opponent totals 7 7 665 19 2.71 1 1 0-5-2 0 Gp-games played;Gs-goals scored;Min-minutes;sHTs-shots;sV-saves;Ga-goals allowed;Gaa-goals against avg.;pG-penalty goals;pa-penalty attempts;W/l/T-wins/losses.ties;so-shutouts

2012 PrESEASon rESultS day date opponent Mon. 2/6 Vancouver (Casa Grande, aZ) Mon. 2/13 orlando City sC(Bradenton, Fl) Wed. 2/15 Columbus (Bradenton, Fl) Thu. 2/16U17 Us MnT (Bradenton, Fl) W sun. 2/19 Fla Gulf Coast (Bradenton, Fl)

result D D W 3-0 W

Score 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0-2 5-0

record 0-0-1 0-0-2 1-0-2 sea: 3-0-2

Wed. 2/22

atlante FC U20 (Cancun, Mex.)

W

5-2

4-0-2

Wed. 2/29

Jaguares de Chiapas

W

2-0

5-0-2

Goal scorers sea: Carrasco (48); Van: Camilo (1) sea: ochoa (53); orl: Chin (27) sea: Montero (54), Cato (114) estrada (24), ochoa (32), scott (34) sea: Johnson (11), sivebaek (14), estrada (28), Trialist (73), own Goal (84) sea: estrada (12), Montero (16, 55), sivebaek (67), Gonzalez (71); aTl: Goal (47), Goal (80) sea: Montero (61, 73)


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

S o u n d E r S FC 2012 MInI BIoS


Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston dynamo | Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Pt

SoundErS FC MInI BIoS

1 | MICHAEl GSPurnInG Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-5 Born: May 2, 1981 Citizenship: austria

Weight: 209 Hometown: Graz, austria Pronunciation: guh-sHpoorn-ing

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on December 7, 2011. PrEvIouS CluBS: DsV leoben (2001-04), asko pasching (2004-06), skoda Xanthi (2007-11) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS • Made Mls debut vs. Tor (3/17), recording two saves. • Four saves in 2-1 win vs. santos laguna in CCl Quarterfinals, 3/7/12 CArEEr notES

• Capped three times by austrian national Team • Two-time foreign Goalkeeper of the Year in Greece’s top league • 16 shutouts in 26 games for skoda in 2008-09 lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (1), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 shutout: none lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (2), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 shutout: none

playoff Match: seattle (3), played 77 minutes in 1-2 loss at la, 11/7/10 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (7), played 23 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Monterrey, 10/18/11 Goal: none assist: none

5 | AdAM JoHAnSSon Position: Defender Height: 5-11 Born: February 21, 1983 Citizenship: sweden

Weight: 165 Hometown: Gothenburg, sweden Pronunciation: Yo-HaWn-sun

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on December 29, 2011. PrEvIouS CluBS: iFk Goteborg (2005-11), Vastra Frolunda iF (2002-04) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

Weight: 169 College: UC irvine Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected from Columbus in the Mls expansion Draft on november 26, 2008 PrEvIouS CluBS: Columbus (2007-08) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS • Game-winning goal in (63’) in 2-1 win vs. santos laguna in CCl Quarterfinals, 3/7/12 PrIor

• scored career-high five goals and three assists in 2011 Mls season • Won Mls Cup 2008 with Columbus, and three Us open Cups • earned five U.s. national Team caps lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (90), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (14), 3-1 win at Van, 9/24/11 assist: seattle (12), 3-1 win at CHV, 10/22/11 playoff Match: seattle (8), played 21 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/02/11 playoff Goal: Columbus (1), 2-0 win vs. kC, 11/8/08 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (4), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: seattle (2), 2-1 win vs. santos laguna, 3/7/12 assist: seattle (1), 4-1 win vs. Comunicaciones, 8/16/11

4 | PAtrICK IAnnI

Position: Defender Height: 6-1 Born: June 15, 1985 Hometown: lodi, California Pronunciation: ee-aWn-ee

lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (94), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (3), 2-1 win at rsl, 5/28/11 assist: seattle (3), 2-1 win vs. sJ, 6/13/09

• Made Mls debut vs. Tor (3/17) and played all 90 minutes

3 | BrAd EvAnS Position: Midfielder Height: 6-1 Born: april 20, 1985 Hometown: phoenix, arizona

CArEEr notES • started career-high 24 games in 2010 • Member of Houston’s 2006 and 2007 Mls Cup championship teams • no. 8 overall pick in the 2006 Mls superDraft

Weight: 188 College: UCla Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: acquired via trade from the Houston Dynamo for conditional draft pick on January 26, 2009 PrEvIouS CluBS: Houston (Mls, 2006-08)

CArEEr notES

• nine appearances for swedish national Team • played seven years in sweden’s top flight, the allvenskan lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (1), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: none assist: none lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (2), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: none assist: none

6 | oSvAldo AlonSo Position: Midfielder Height: 5-10 Born: november 11, 1985 Citizenship: Cuba

Weight: 147 Hometown: san Cristóbal, Cuba Pronunciation: ahs-VaHl-doe

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed as free agent on January 26, 2009. signed to contract extension on February 17, 2011. PrEvIouS CluBS: FC pinar del rio (Cuba, 2005-07); Charleston Battery (Usl, 2008) CArEEr notES • 2011 Mls all-star and voted team’s Most Valuable player for second straight season • Capped 17 times by Cuban national Team and captian of U-23 team during 2008 olympic qualifying lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (84), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (5), 3-2 win at por, 7/10/11 assist: seattle (9), 6-2 win vs. ClB, 8/27/11 playoff Match: seattle (6), played 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 playoff Goal: seattle (1), 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (13), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: seattle (2), 2-2 draw at Comunicaciones, 9/27/11 assist:seattle (1), 1-0 win vs. Metapan, 7/28/10


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7 | EddIE JoHnSon Position: Forward Height: 6-0 Born: March 31, 1984 Citizenship: United states

Weight: 179 Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida

HoW ACQuIrEd: obtained in trade with Montreal impact on February 17, 2012. PrEvIouS CluBS: FC Dallas (2000-05), kansas City (2006-07), Fulham (2007-11; loan to Cardiff City, 2008-09; loan to aris, 2010; loan to preston north end, 2011) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

• played 12 minutes in first career ConCaCaF Champions league match

vs. santos laguna, 3/7/12 CArEEr notES

• Has been capped 41 times by the Us national Team, scoring 12 goals • spent previous four years playing in europe • Has scored 41 goals with 13 assists in 127 Mls appearances lASt tIME: MlS Match: kansas City (127), played 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Dal, 10/20/07 Goal: kansas City (41), 3-2 win vs. ClB, 9/15/07 assist: kansas City (13), 1-1 draw vs. DC, 10/5/07 playoff Match: kansas City (6), played 90 minutes in 0-2 loss at HoU, 11/10/07 playoff assist: kansas City (1), 4-2 win at Dal, 9/25/02 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (2), played 19 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12. entered in 62nd minute and left due to injury in 81st minute. Goal: none assist: none

8 | MArC BurCH  Position: Defender Height: 6-1 Born: May 7, 1984 Citizenship: United states

Weight: 185 Hometown: Cincinnati, ohio

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in stage two of the 2011 Mls re-entry Draft PrEvIouS CluBS: la Galaxy (2006), Columbus Crew (2006-07), DC United (2007-11) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

• recorded assist in club debut vs. Tor (3/17)

10 | MAuro roSAlES

Position: Midfielder Height: 5-8 Weight: 160 Born: February 24, 1981 Hometown: Villa Maria, Cardoba, argentina Citizenship: argentina Pronunciation: MoU-ro roh-saH-les HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on March 18, 2011. resigned on December 13, 2011. PrEvIouS CluBS: newell’s old Boys (1999-2004), ajax (2004-07), river plate (2007-10) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

• Game-winning assist (63’) in 2-1 win vs. santos laguna in CCl Quarterfinals, 3/7/12

CArEEr notES

• named Mls newcomer of the Year in 2011 • set club record with 13 assists in first Mls season • Has played nearly 400 matches in south america and europe • Capped 10 times by the argentina national Team lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (27), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (5), 6-2 win vs. ClB, 8/27/11 assist: seattle (13), 2-1 win vs. sJ, 10/15/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (5), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: none assist: seattle (2), 2-1 win vs. santos laguna, 3/7/12

11 | StEvE ZAKuAnI Position: Midfielder Height: 6-0 Born: February 9, 1988 Hometown: london, england Pronunciation: zak-uh-WaH-nee

Weight: 159 College: akron Citizenship: United kingdom

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected with the 1st overall pick in the Mls superDraft, January 15, 2009 CArEEr notES

• played just six matches before suffering fractured right tibia and fibula in

april 2011 • Finished 2010 season as team’s co-leader with 10 goals and recorded a career-high six assists • Top selection in 2009 Mls superDraft

CArEEr notES

lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (64), played nine minutes in 1-0 win at Col, 4/22/11 Goal: seattle (16), 2-1 win vs. CHi, 4/9/11 assist: seattle (12), 2-2 draw at sJ, 4/2/11

lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (104), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: DC United (3), 1-4 loss at HoU, 4/29/11 assist: seattle (11), 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12

playoff Match: seattle (4), played 90 minutes in 1-2 loss at la, 11/7/10 playoff Goal: seattle (1), 1-2 loss at la, 11/7/10

• 103 appearances and 83 starts in six-year Mls career • Career-high 25 starts in 2009 • Won College Cup at Maryland in 2005

Mls playoff Match: DC United (2), played 41 minutes in 2-2 draw vs. CHi, 11/1/07 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (7), played one minute in 2-1 win vs. santos laguna, 3/7/12 Goal: none assist:none

lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (3), played 45 minutes in 2-0 loss at saprissa, 9/14/10 Goal: none assist: none


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12| lEo GonZAlEZ Position: Defender Height: 6-1 Born: november 21, 1980 Citizenship: Costa rica

Weight: 177 Hometown: san Jose, Costa rica Pronunciation: laY-o

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on July 2, 2009 PrEvIouS CluBS: Cs Herediano (Costa rica, 2000-08), Municipal liberia (Costa rica, 2009) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

• assisted goal in 12th minute in in 2-1 win vs. santos laguna in CCl Quar-

terfinals, 3/7/12

Position: Midfielder Height: 6-1 Birthdate: october 11, 1985 Citizenship: Uruguay

Weight: 159 Birthplace: soriano, Uruguay Pronunciation: aHl-bah-ro

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on July 29, 2010 lASt CluB: Universidad de Chile (Chile; on loan from nacional) 2010 PrEvIouS CluBS: atenas (2006), Montevideo Wanderers (2007-08), puebla (Mexico, 2008), nacional (Uruguay, 2008-09), Vitoria setubal (portugal, 2009-10) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

CArEEr notES • Has started 50 of 52 appearances in three Mls seasons • Capped 60 times by Costa rica and played in 2006 FiFa World Cup • started club career in 2000 for Cs Herdiano, making 154 appearances and scoring three goals over nine seasons lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (52), played 81 minutes in 3-1 win at CHV, 10/22/11 Goal: seattle (1), 3-0 win vs. ne, 6/5/10 assist: seattle (2), 4-2 win vs. nY, 6/23/11 playoff Match: seattle (6), played 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (14), played 76 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: none assist: seattle (2), 2-1 win vs. santos laguna, 3/7/12

14 | MICHAEl tEttEH Position: Defender/Midfielder Height: 5-8 Born: January 16, 1989 Hometown: accra, Ghana Pronunciation: TeTT-tay

15 | AlvAro FErnAndEZ

Weight: 155 College: UC santa Barbara Citizenship: Ghana

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the second round (20th overall) of the 2011 Mls superDraft on January 13, 2011 CArEEr notES • Generation adidas player selected with seattle’s top pick in the 2011 Mls superDraft • native of Ghana and three-year starter at UCsB • Finished collegiate career having started 50 of 59 appearances and scored six goals with eight assists

• recorded career-high two assists vs. Tor (3/17) • Tied for team lead with three goals in CCl, including a goal at santos la-

guna (3/14)

CArEEr notES • second on team with nine goals in 2011 Mls season • Capped 11 times by Uruguay, including four appearances in 2010 FiFa World Cup • played 2010 season for Chile’s Universidad, which finished second in primera division lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (42), played 65 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (11), 3-1 win at CHV, 10/22/11 assist: seattle (3), 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 playoff Match: seattle (4), played 14 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (16), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: seattle (4), 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 assist: seattle (5), 4-1 win vs. Comunicaciones, 8/16/11

16 | dAvId EStrAdA Position: Forward/Midfielder Height: 5-8 Born: February 4, 1988 Hometown: salinas, California

Weight: 155 College: UCla Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected with the 11th overall selection in the 1st round of the 2010 Mls superDraft January 14, 2010. signed on March 23, 2010. 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

• Became third player in club history to score hat trick vs. Tor (3/17) • scored goal in 12th minute of 2-1 win vs. santos laguna in the CCl Quar-

terfinals, 3/7/11 • second on team with three goals and two assist in 2012 preseason

lASt tIME: MlS Match: none Goal: none assist: none

CArEEr notES • six Mls appearances in two Mls seasons • Four-time all-pac 10 honoree • selected 11th overall in 2010 Mls superDraft

playoff Match: none

lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (7), played 87 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (3), 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 assist: none

lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: none Goal: none assist: none

lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (6), played 61 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: seattle (1), 2-1 win vs. santos laguna, 3/7/11 assist: none


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17 | FrEdy MontEro

Position: Forward Height: 5-9 Weight: 162 Born: July 26, 1987 Hometown: Campo de la Cruz, Colombia Citizenship: Colombia Pronunciation: mon-Tare-oh HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on loan January 21, 2009 PrEvIouS CluBS: Deportivo Cali (Colombia, 2005-09), atlético Huila (Colombia, loan 2007) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS

• recorded assists in both legs of CCl quarterfinals vs. santos laguna (3/7

and 3/14). • Tied for team lead with three goals and led team with four assists in 201112 CCl  • led club in scoring during 2012 preseason with five goals, including braces against atlante FC and Jaguares de Chiapas CArEEr notES • set club record with 33 points in 2011 Mls season • scored 18 goals and 11 assists in all competitions in 2011 and was named U.s. open Cup player of the Tournament • Two-time Mls all-star and 2009 newcomer of the Year lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (87), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (34), 2-1 win vs. sJ, 10/15/11 assist: seattle (26), 3-1 win at CHV, 10/22/11 playoff Match: seattle (6), played 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match seattle (15), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: seattle (4), 2-1 loss vs. Monterrey, 10/18/11 assist:seattle (5), 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12

19 | BABAyElE SodAdE

Position: Forward Height: 6-3 Weight: 183 Born: July 26, 1990 College: UaB Hometown: Windsor, ontario Citizenship: Canada and U.s.a. Pronunciation: Bah-bye-elle-ee sho-Dahd-DaY HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2012 Mls superDraft on January 12, 2012. signed on February 29, 2012. CArEEr notES • Finished college career at UaB tied for fourth in school history with 29 goals and tied for fifth with 69 points • selected with 34th overall pick in 2012 Mls superDraft

20| ZACH SCott

Position: Defender Height: 5-11 Born: July 2, 1980 Hometown: Haiku, Hawaii

Weight: 179 College: Gonzaga Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on March 16, 2009 PrEvIouS CluBS: seattle sounders (Usl-1, 2002-08) CArEEr notES • Made career-high 12 appearances with nine starts in 2011 Mls season • key defender for Usl-1 sounders during championship seasons of 2005 and 2007 lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (25), played 1 minute in 2-1 win vs. sJ, 10/15/11 Goal: none assist: none

lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (11), played 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Monterrey, 10/18/11 Goal:none assist:none

21| CordEll CAto

Position: Forward Height: 5-9 Weight: 150 Born: July 15, 1992 Hometown: Carenage, Trinidad Citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on January 18, 2012. PrEvIouS CluBS: Defence Force (Trinidad and Tobago, 2003-08), san Juan Jabloteh (Trinidad and Tobago, 2009-10) CArEEr notES

• Chosen to Trinidad and Tobago’s squad for the 2012 ConCaCaF olympic

Qualifying and 2011 ConCaCaF U-20 championships • Trained with sounders FC in summer 2011

22 | MICHAEl SEAMon Position: Midfielder Height: 6-1 Born: august 30, 1988 Hometown: rahway, new Jersey

Weight: 183 College: Villanova Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the 2010 Mls superDraft on January 14, 2009. signed on June 2, 2010. CArEEr notES • started nine of 18 appearances in 2010 Mls season, recording assist in first start • Taken with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 Mls superDraft lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (8), played 5 minutes in 0-0 draw vs. rsl, 9/9/10 Goal: none assist: seattle (1), 1-1 draw vs. Dal, 7/11/10 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (7), played 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. saprissa, 10/19/10 Goal: none assist:none

23 | SErvAndo CArrASCo

Position: Midfielder Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Born: august 13, 1988 College: California Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico Citizenship: United states and Mexico Pronunciation: sir-VaWn-dough cuh-ross-coh HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the second round (27th overall) of the 2011 Mls superDraft on January 13, 2011. signed on March 2, 2011 CArEEr notES • Made seven Mls starts in rookie campaign • Two-time all-pac 10 second-team honoree lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (13), played three minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: none assist: none lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match:seattle (6), played 17 minutes in 2-2 draw at Comunicaciones, 9/27/11 Goal: none assist:seattle (1), 1-0 win at Monterrey, 8/23/11


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24 | roGEr lEvESQuE Position: Midfielder/Forward Height: 6-2 Born: January 22, 1981 Hometown: portland, Maine Pronunciation: luh-VeCk

Weight: 169 College: stanford Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on March 16, 2009. PrEvIouS CluBS: san Jose (Mls, 2003), seattle sounders (Usl-1, 2004-08), san Jose (Mls, 2005) CArEEr notES

• Career-high 19 appearances and three goals in 2011 Mls season • scored brace at nY (6/23) and “scuba Dive” celebration was named Mls

Celebration of the Year • scored first Mls career goal to end record home unbeaten streak at ClB (10/3/09), and game-winner at kC (10/17/09) to clinch a postseason berth lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (54), played 11 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (6), 4-3 win vs. Col, 7/16/11 assist: seattle (2), 2-1 win vs. ne, 6/26/11 playoff Match: seattle (4), played 69 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11

lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (14), played 9 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: seattle (1), 2-1 loss at Marathon, 8/19/10 assist:seattle (2), 2-1 win at Herediano, 9/14/11

26 | SAMMy oCHoA

Position: Forward Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: september 4, 1986 Hometown:  riverside, California Citizenship: United states and Mexico HoW ACQuIrEd: selected through Mls allocation process. signed on august 26, 2011. PrEvIouS CluBS: estudiantes Tecos (Mexico, 2006-11) CArEEr HIGHlIGHtS • scored two goals in four Mls appearances • played five seasons in Mexican primera Division lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (4), played 26 minutes in 3-1 win at CHV, 10/22/11 Goal: seattle (2), 3-1 win at CHV, 10/22/11 assist: none playoff Match: seattle (2), played 14 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (3), played 23 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Monterrey, 10/18/11 Goal: none assist: none

28 | CHrIStIAn SIvEBAEK

Position: Midfielder Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 Born: February 19, 1988 Hometown: Vejle, Denmark Citizenship: Denmark

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on January 11, 2012. PrEvIouS CluBS: FC Midtjylland (2006-11), skive ik (2007-08, loan) 2012 HIGHlIGHtS • Made Mls debut vs. Tor (3/17) • scored two goals and one assist in 206 minutes in the 2012 preseason

CArEEr HIGHlIGHtS • named top player on Midtylland in spring 2009 • Won Danish national Championship two years in a row with Under-19s lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (1), played 25 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: none assist: none lASt tIME: ConCACAF last Match: seattle (1), played 13 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 last Goal: none last assist: none

29 | JoSH Ford

Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-0 Born: november 6, 1987 Hometown: liverpool, new York

Weight: 175 College: Connecticut Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 Mls supplemental Draft. signed on March 14, 2011. CArEEr HIGHlIGHtS • 2010 Big east Goalkeeper of the Year • Holds UConn career records in shutouts (50), consecutive starts (85) and wins (54)

30 | AndrEW durAn Position: Defender Height: 6-1 Born: september 26, 1989 College: Creighton

Weight: 160 Hometown: Mokena, illinois Citizenship: United states

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 Mls superDraft on January 12, 2012. CArEEr HIGHlIGHtS

• Captained Creighton to 21-2-1 record and nCaa semifinal in 2011 • selected 15th overall in 2012 Mls superDraft

31 | JEFF PArKE

Position: Defender Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: March 23, 1982 College: Drexel University Hometown: Downingtown, pennsylvania Citizenship: United states Pronunciation: park HoW ACQuIrEd: selected from new York in the Mls expansion Draft on november 26, 2008. signed on May 13, 2010 PrEvIouS CluBS: new York red Bulls (Mls, 2004-08), Vancouver Whitecaps (Usl-1, 2009) CArEEr HIGHlIGHtS

• Voted club’s Defender of the Year in 2011 • Five-year starter for new York, including

23 starts for 2008 Mls Cup

runner-up

lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (180), played 90 minutes in 3-2 win at CHV, 10/22/11 Goal: seattle (2), 1-0 win vs. kC, 5/21/11 assist: seattle (4), 2-1 win at CHV, 10/15/10 playoff Match: seattle (9), played 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (9), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: none assist: none


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33 | AndrEW WEBEr Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-2 Born: august 9, 1983 College: new Mexico

Weight: 190 Hometown: phoenix, arizona

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on February 29, 2012. PrEvIouS CluBS: DC United (2005), Montreal impact (Usl-1, 200608), san Jose earthquakes (2009-11) CArEEr notES

• played three seasons for san Jose earthquakes • played 29 games for Montreal impact in Usl-1 lASt tIME: MlS Match: san Jose (2), played 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at CHV, 10/17/09 shutout: none lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: none shutout: none

25 | Andy roSE Position: Midfielder Height: 6-2 Born: February 13, 1990 College: UCla

Weight: 170 Hometown: Bristol, england Citizenship: United kingdom

HoW ACQuIrEd: obtained from real salt lake via trade after being selected in supplemental Draft on January 17, 2012. CArEEr notES • Twice named team captain and all-pac 12 First Team at UCla

27 | AlEX CASKEy Position: Midfielder Weight: 152 Hometown: Dunwoody, Georgia Citizenship: United states

Height: 5-10 Born: July 22, 1988 College: Davidson

HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the third round (47th overall) of the 2011 Mls superDraft on January 13, 2011. CArEEr notES

34 | JHon KEnnEdy HurtAdo Position: Defender Height: 6-0 Born: May 16, 1984 Citizenship: Colombia

Weight: 188 Hometown: palmira, Colombia Pronunciation: jon her-ToD-oh

HoW ACQuIrEd: signed on February 18, 2009. PrEvIouS CluBS: Unión Magdalena (Colombia, 2004), Monagas de Maturin (Colombia, 2005), Centauros Villavicencio (Colombia, 2006), expreso rojo (Colombia, 2006), real Cartagena (Colombia, 2007), Deportivo Cali (Colombia, 2008-09) CArEEr notES • Came back from knee injury to start 23 games in 2011 Mls season • Finalist for 2009 Mls Defensive player of the Year and selected to Mls all-star Game • played the 2008 season for Deportivo Cali, where he was a teammate of Fredy Montero lASt tIME: MlS Match: seattle (60), played 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Tor, 3/17/12 Goal: seattle (1), 1-1 draw at Dal, 5/16/09 assist: seattle (2), 3-0 win at Tor, 4/30/11 playoff Match: seattle (4), played 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. rsl, 11/2/11 lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (6), played 90 minutes in 6-1 loss at santos laguna, 3/14/12 Goal: none assist:none

35 | BryAn MErEdItH

Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 Born: august 2, 1989 Hometown: scotch plains, new Jersey College: Monmouth HoW ACQuIrEd: selected in the second round (29th overall) of the 2011 Mls superDraft on January 13, 2011. signed on september 12, 2011. PrEvIouS CluBS: kitsap pumas (Usl-pDl, 2011) CArEEr notES • starting keeper for 2011 pDl champion kitsap pumas • Made first start for sounders FC vs. Monterrey (10/22) lASt tIME: ConCACAF Match: seattle (1), played 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Monterrey, 10/18/11 shutout: none

• Three-time all-southern Conference first team and two-time nsCaa all-

south region second team selection • Did not miss a match in his four-year career at Davidson


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Michael Gspurning Brad Evans Patrick Ianni Adam Johansson Osvaldo Alonso Eddie Johnson Marc Burch Mauro Rosales Steve Zakuani Leo Gonzalez O'Brian White Michael Tetteh Alvaro Fernandez David Estrada Fredy Montero Babayele Sodade Zach Scott Cordell Cato Mike Seamon Servando Carrasco Roger Levesque Andy Rose Sammy Ochoa Alex Caskey Christian Sivebaek Josh Ford Andrew Duran Jeff Parke Andrew Weber Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Bryan Meredith

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17; Estrada 2 (Burch 1, Fernandez 1)

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC SEA 3 vs TOR 1

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DYNAMO VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – HOUSTON TRIES FOR THIRD STRAIGHT ROAD WIN The Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders meet at CenturyLink Field on Friday night as The Orange  continue its seven‐game season‐opening road trip. The Dynamo are off to their best start in club history  after sweeping California with a pair of wins in their first two road games – 1‐0 victories over Chivas USA  and San Jose Earthquakes, respectively. Saturday’s triumph over San Jose at AT&T Park was earned through  a 14th‐minute penalty goal from Brad Davis after Brian Ching was taken down in the box by Quakes  goalkeeper Jon Busch. With the win, Houston matched its win total from 2011 (two). After going 15 games  on the road without a win to start 2011 (0‐6‐9), the Dynamo have won four consecutive regular season road  games beginning with a 1‐0 win at FC Dallas on 9/24/11. All four road wins have included a clean sheet for  the visitors. Seattle has had a busy start to 2012, first being knocked out of CONCACAF Champions League  by Santos before securing a 3‐1 MLS season‐opening win over Toronto FC behind David Estrada’s hat trick,  the third‐ever in club history, in front of a home‐opening‐record 38,709 supporters. Since the Sounders  joined MLS in 2009, Houston and Seattle have been even on the pitch, with each club winning two  matches, along with two draws, in six regular season meetings (each club has 8 GF and 8 GA as well).  Houston and Seattle drew 1‐1 at Qwest Field on March 25, 2011, with Geoff Cameron giving Houston a 42nd‐ minute lead before Steve Zakuani equalized in the 80th. Seattle rode a nine‐match MLS unbeaten streak into  Robertson Stadium on July 30, 2011 before the Dynamo earned a 3‐1 win behind a Ching brace (23’, 71’) and  Colin Clark goal (7’). Alvaro Fernandez provided a penalty goal on 36 minutes for Seattle. In their lone  postseason encounter, the Dynamo ousted the Sounders 1‐0 in extra‐time at Robertson Stadium on Nov. 8,  2009 on Brian Ching’s volley winner.       

DYNAMO NOTES  Houston has won four straight regular season road games, all via clean sheet. Including playoffs, the 

Dynamo have won 6 of 7 on the road, with the 1‐0 loss to LA Galaxy in MLS Cup the only road defeat.    The Dynamo are the only Eastern Conference team to record a win over a Western Conference side. 

Outside of Houston’s 2‐0 record versus the West, the East is 0‐9 in matches against the West. The West has  enjoyed a home‐field advantage, though, with 10 of the 11 inter‐conference matches hosted by the West.    


 The Dynamo are unbeaten in their last 8 regular season games (6‐0‐2). Houston’s last defeat was a 2‐0 setback at  Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 10, 2011.    If the Dynamo win in Seattle on Friday, they will match a franchise record with three consecutive road wins  within one season. In 2007, Houston won three straight road games – at Los Angeles Galaxy, 3‐1, on 9/17/11; at FC  Dallas, 3‐0, on 9/30; and at Real Salt Lake, 1‐0, on 10/15 – over the span of four overall games. The Dynamo earned  a 1‐0 draw at Chivas USA in the season finale to finish the year unbeaten in their final four road games.     First Road Win of 2012: Houston’s 1‐0 win over Chivas USA erased bad memories of the 2011 road schedule.  Amazingly, it took Houston 16 games to record its first road win of the 2011 campaign. After a 0‐6‐9 start, the  Dynamo defeated FC Dallas 1‐0 at Pizza Hut Park on September 24 on Geoff Cameron’s goal in the 87th minute.  The win started a road‐roll for the Dynamo, which won its final two games (at Portland and Philadelphia) of the  regular season before winning two road playoff games (Philadelphia and Sporting KC). That stretch included a 

7‐1 record against Western Conference teams. Houston went 9‐6‐4 in 2011 against its former conference.   Andre Hainault is enjoying a goal‐scoring streak that defies logic given his scoring record. Hainault scored  3 goals in the first 88 games of his Dynamo career (all competitions). With his winner at Chivas USA on  March 11, the Montreal‐native has scored 4 goals in his last 8 games (10/14/11 @ Portland, 10/30/11 @  Philadelphia, 11/6/11 @ Sporting Kansas City, and March 11 @ Chivas.)    Clean Sheets: The Dynamo have earned four clean sheets in their last five games, playoffs included (11/3/11,  1‐0 vs. PHI; 11/6/11, 2‐0 @ SKC; 3/11/12, 1‐0 @ CHV, and 3/17/12, 1‐0 @ SJ).   More Clean Sheets: If the Dynamo shutout Seattle on Friday, it would mark the first time they record three  consecutive shutouts since 5/30‐6/10/09, when they earned three wins versus Toronto, Chicago and Chivas  USA.    Scoreless Streak: The Dynamo have a long way to go to approach their club and MLS record for minutes  without allowing a goal. The 2007 championship club set a MLS record by playing 727 minutes without  allowing a goal. The streak started on 6/10/07 in a 2‐1 win vs. Columbus and included eight shutouts before  the streak ended in a 3‐3 draw with New England on 7/22/11. Pat Onstad was in goal for 524 of the minutes,  with Zach Wells keeping the streak alive with 180 minutes in net.    Jamaican friendly: Midfielder Je‐Vaughn Watson and defender Jermaine Taylor joined the Jamaica  national team for its Wednesday friendly with Costa Rica. They were scheduled to rejoin the Dynamo in  Seattle on Thursday.    First: Houston recorded its first‐ever opening day win on the road on March 11 at Chivas USA. It was also  the Dynamo’s first season‐opening win since 2006 (home or road). More details in chart below.    Clutch: Hainault’s game‐winner two minutes into stoppage time at Chivas USA continued a run of late  goals for Houston in 2011. Last year, the Dynamo scored 14 goals in the final 15 minutes of games, second  best in MLS (Seattle).    


 Late Winners: Hainault’s goal was the first Dynamo goal in extra time since Alex Dixon earned a vital 3‐2  win over Real Salt Lake at Robertson Stadium on Aug. 20, 2011. Three days earlier, Bobby Boswell earned a  1‐1 tie at New England with a 90th‐minute equalizer.    Reserves: The Dynamo Reserves defeated Colorado Rapids 1‐0 on March 13 at Houston Amateur Sports  Park. Houston’s chances were limited, but in the 80th minute rookie Brian Ownby pounced onto the  rebound of Jermaine Taylor’s shot and buried it for a 1‐0 win. Tyler Deric earned the shutout in goal.     Sarkodie Call‐Up: Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie was named to the final roster for the CONCACAF  Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, which began on Thursday. Sarkodie was called into the U.S. men’s  training camp that began March 13 in Nashville.    Offseason additions: The Dynamo’s offseason consisted mostly of moves to add depth to a core of returning  starters. Houston acquired three players via draft (F‐Colin Rolfe, D‐Warren Creavalle and M‐Brian  Ownby), three via trade (D/M‐Nathan Sturgis, F‐Macoumba Kandji and F‐Brian Ching), and one trialist  signing (GK‐Erich Marscheider).    Preseason: Forward Will Bruin led the Dynamo offense in the preseason with four goals, including the club’s lone  goal in four matches in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, a header goal versus Montreal. Brian Ownby (3)  Colin Clark (2), Colin Rolfe (2) Nathan Sturgis (2) rounded out the Dynamo scoring leaders.   With construction continuing at BBVA Compass Stadium, the Dynamo’s new downtown facility, the club is  forced to begin its season with seven games on the road. After road games with Chivas USA, San Jose, Seattle,  Chicago, Columbus, DC United and New York, Houston opens its new stadium against DC United on May 12.    Nearly six years after the club’s first‐ever match on April 2, 2006, only two players remain on the Dynamo roster:  Brian Ching and Brad Davis. Defender Eddie Robinson retired in January and joined the front office as an  assistant coach with the Youth Academy and a color analyst on TV broadcasts. 

UP NEXT: LONG BREAK BEFORE TAX DAY VISIT TO CHICAGO Friday’s match with Seattle will end Houston’s three‐game West Coast road swing and signal the near mid‐point  of its seven‐game road trip. The Dynamo will enjoy a two‐weekend break (22 days between games‐ longest gap  of season) before resuming MLS play on April 15 at Chicago, marking their first game with an Eastern Conference  foe in 2012. Houston will continue to see Eastern Conference competition, with trips to Columbus (4/21), DC  United (4/28) and New York (5/9) before the May 12 opening of BBVA Compass Stadium.   

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (4-4-2, Right-Left)  

Tally Hall;   Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe;   Colin Clark, Adam Moffat, Je‐Vaughn Watson, Brad Davis;   Will Bruin, Brian Ching 


HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

Tally Hall 

GK  6‐4 

205  5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

Calen Carr 

150  10‐4‐82 

 

6‐0 

Jermaine Taylor 

5‐10  180  1‐14‐85 

 

Warren Creavalle 

6‐0 

cruh‐VALL 

Nathan Sturgis 

M/D  5‐10  150  7‐6‐87 

Colin Clark 

6‐0 

180  4‐11‐84 

Kofi Sarkodie 

5‐8 

165  3‐22‐91 

KO‐fee sar‐KO‐dee 

Macoumba Kandji 

165  8‐14‐90 

Status

International 

Stir‐jiss 

  Generation adidas 

6‐4 

175  8‐2‐84 

mah‐KOOM‐bah KAHN‐gee 

10  Je‐Vaughn Watson 

6‐1 

175  10‐22‐83 

Jeh‐Vaughn 

11  Brad Davis 

5‐11  175  11‐8‐81 

 

12  Will Bruin 

6‐2 

194  10‐24‐89 

 

14  Colin Rolfe 

6‐0 

175  2‐15‐90 

Rawlfe 

15  Cam Weaver 

6‐4 

195  6‐10‐83 

 

  International 

Generation adidas   

16  Adam Moffat 

6‐0 

175  5‐15‐86 

Moff‐it 

17  Luiz Camargo 

5‐8 

172  5‐4‐87 

 

18  Josue Soto 

5‐9 

160  1‐3‐89 

hoh‐SWAY 

Home‐Grown Player 

19  Alex Dixon 

5‐8 

150  2‐7‐90 

 

Home‐Grown Player 

20  Geoff Cameron 

6‐3 

185  7‐11‐85 

 

22  Brian Ownby 

6‐0 

160  7‐14‐90 

Own‐be 

24  Tyler Deric 

GK  6‐3 

195  8‐30‐88 

DARE‐ick 

25  Brian Ching 

6‐1 

195  5‐24‐78 

 

26  Corey Ashe 

5‐5 

154  3‐14‐86 

ASH 

28  Erich Marscheider 

GK  6‐3 

185  1‐5‐93 

Mar‐shy‐der 

31  Andre Hainault 

6‐0 

180  6‐17‐86 

HAY‐no 

32  Bobby Boswell 

6‐2 

185  3‐15‐83 

BOZ‐well 

 

 

Head Coach – Dominic Kinnear (9th year overall, 102‐67‐81 MLS)  Assistant Coach – Wade Barrett  Assistant Coach – Steve Ralston  Goalkeepers Coach – Tim Hanley  Head Athletic Trainer – Theron Enns  Director, Soccer Operations – Nick Kowba  Assistant Athletic Trainer – Shane Caron  Equipment Manager – Michael Porter 

  International 

Home‐Grown Player 

International 


Houston Dynamo Player Bios *All Dynamo career stats are regular season only GK 6-4 1 TALLY HALL Born: 5/12/85, SeaTac, WA Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) - 2007-09 College: San Diego State University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 41 GP, 41 GS

205 Age: 26

Fourth-year goalkeeper became an All-Star in first year as starter in 2011.

2012 MLS: 2 GS, 180 mins, 0.00 GAA 2 shutouts, 2-0-0 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 3,060 mins, 1.21 GAA, 6 shutouts, 12-9-13 2011 Playoffs: 3 GS, 270 mins, 0.50 GAA, 20 saves, 2 shutouts

 Made two saves in Sunday’s 1-0 win @ Chivas USA for ninth career MLS regular season shutout. Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week.  Posted a 1.21 GAA and notched six shutouts while playing every minute of the 2011 regular season (Dynamo Ironman of the Year).  Notched two playoff shutouts and allowed just 2 goals in 4 games in 2011 Cup run  Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week four times in 2011 (all after road games), a league high among goalkeepers.  One of only four players to play all 3,060 minutes of the season, an MLS record. Last goal: 10/21/09 at Isidro Metapán (CCL) Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York Last yellow card: 7/3/11 at Colorado Last shutout: 3/17/12 @ San Jose Most saves (’11): 10, 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) FW 6-0 150 3 CALEN CARR Born: 10/4/82, Berkeley, CA Age: 29 Last Club: Chicago Fire - 2006-11 College: University of California Dynamo career: Second year – 11 GP, 4 GS, 1 G, 0 A

Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago early in 2011 season.

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 36 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 4 GS, 380 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GS, 233 mins, 1 G, 0 A Started all four playoff matches and scored gamewinning goal in first leg vs. PHI on 10/30  Recovered from preseason concussion in 2011 to make 9 regular-season appearances, including 4 starts  Made Dynamo debut with 10-minute stint as a sub on 8/17, helping Houston rally for 1-1 tie at NE  Came on as a sub and fired in game-tying goal in 86th minute of 2-2 tie at CLB on 9/14 Last goal: 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last assist: 10/21/07 vs. LA Galaxy (w. CHI) Last start: 11/20/11 @ LA Galaxy (MLS Cup Final) Last yellow card: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last red card: 9/9/06 at Columbus (w. CHI) DF 5-10 180 I 4 JERMAINE TAYLOR Born: 1/14/85, Portland, Jamaica Age: 27 Last Club: St. George’s SC (Jamaica) – 2009-11 Other Clubs: Harbour View F.C. (Jamaica) – 2004-09 Dynamo career: Second year – 14 GP, 11 GS, 0 G, 1 A Calm, experienced defender who provides depth on the back line. Jamaica international (58 caps).

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 10 GS, 925 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 2 GP, 1 GS, 1451 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Started at left back vs. San Jose in place of Corey Ashe (left hamstring strain)  In 2011, made 13 appearances, 10 of them starts, and notched one assist despite missing time due to injury and national team duty  Started and played all 90 minutes at left back in MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20/11


 Made first playoff appearance at left back in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6. Subbed on for Brad Davis and headed free kick on goal to lead to Andre Hainault's opening goal  Opening Day starter at center back on 3/19 Last start: 3/17/11 @ San Jose Last goal: None in MLS Last assist: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last yellow card: 9/14/11 at Columbus 5 WARREN CREAVALLE DF 6-0 165 Born: 8/14/90, Brooklyn, NY Age: 21 Last Club: University of Central Florida ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in second round of 2012 SuperDraft (No.37 overall) Predominately a defensive midfielder in college, has begun transition to right back with Houston

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 0 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Played at Furman University (2008-09) and University of Central Florida (2010-11)  Scored 8 goals and added 10 assists in 73 career collegiate games  Two-time All-Conference USA First Team (2010 and 2011)  Two-time All-Southern Conference Second Team (2008 and 2009)  Played for U.S. U-20 national team on a tour of Spain against Real Madrid, Atletico Marid, and Rayo Vallecano (2008)  Played for Carolina Dynamo (PDL) in 2010 6 NATHAN STURGIS M/D 5-10 150 Born: 7/6/87, Boca Raton, FL Age: 24 Last Club: Toronto FC (2011) Other Clubs: Seattle (2009-10), Real Salt Lake (2007-08), LA Galaxy (2006-07) College: Clemson University Dynamo career: 2012 debut *Traded from Toronto FC in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2012 SuperDraft on 12/29/11. Versatile player who can fill roles in midfield and

defense, while offering both experience and youth to new club.

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 8 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 14 GP, 11 GS, 953 mins, 0 G,0 A  Made Dynamo debut in 82rd minute of 1-0 win at San Jose.  2011: Appeared in 14 games for Toronto FC, starting 11. Led club with 31 corner kicks.  2010: Appeared in 20 games for Seattle, starting 16.  Scored first career goal off a penalty kick at CLB (9/18)… Recorded two assists, including his first point in league play vs. CHI (8/28)… Led club with 69 corner kicks. Started and made key defensive play to clear ball off goal line in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 Last start: 7/20/11 vs. Dallas (56 minutes) Last goal: 9/18/10 at Columbus (only career goal) Last assist: 10/2/10 vs Toronto FC Last yellow card: 3/19/11 at Vancouver Last red card: Never in MLS (75 reg. season games) MF 6-0 180 7 COLIN CLARK Born: 4/11/84, Fort Collins, CO Age: 27 Last Club: Colorado Rapids (2006-10) College: Southern Methodist University Dynamo career: Third year – 31 GP, 19 GS, 4 G, 3 A Tricky, technical attacking midfielder acquired from Colorado in 2010. United States international (1 cap).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mis, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 29 GP, 17 GS, 1,486 mins, 4 G, 3 A 2011 Playoffs: 1 GP, 12 mins, 0 G, 0 A (MLS Cup)  Started and played 90 minutes in both of Houston’s wins to start year.  Returned from 2010 ACL injury and made first MLS appearance for Houston as a late sub in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10/11 Last goal: 10/1/11 vs. Chicago Last assist: 8/14/11 vs. Portland


Last start: 3/17/12 @ San Jose Last yellow card: 7/3/11 at Colorado Last red card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City DF 5-8 165 GA 8 KOFI SARKODIE Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 20 Last Club: University of Akron Dynamo career: Second year – 7 GP, 7 GS, 0 G, 0 A Dynamic outside defender who likes to attack. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft. United States U-23 international. 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 582 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 8 GP, 8 GS, 720 mins, 1 G, 1 A  Called into March 13 USMNT camp in Nashville for Olympic Qualifying preparations.  Played 90 minutes in US U-23s 2-0 win over rival Mexico in friendly in Frisco, Texas on Feb. 29.  Started in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days  Made second start in 2-2 tie at FCD on 5/28 but was ejected in 72nd minute  Started and made key defensive play to clear ball off goal line in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 Last appearance: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA (start) Last yellow card: 6/25/11 at D.C. United Last red card: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last goal: never in MLS Last assist: never in MLS FW 6-4 175 9 MACOUMBA KANDJI Born: 8/2/85, Dakar, Senegal Age: 26 Last Club: Colorado Rapids - 2010-11 (16 apps, 0 gls) Other Clubs: N.Y. Red Bulls – 2008-10 (41 apps, 6 gls) College: Georgia Military College Dynamo career: 2012 debut *Traded from Colorado in exchange for a conditional draft pick on 2/8/12. A tall, quick, athletic forward, who has the willingness to take on defenders and play both the outside mid and forward positions.

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 4 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 1 GS, 123 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 GS, 102 mis, 0 G, 0 A  DNP vs. San Jose  2010: Played in seven games, with four starts, playing 337 minutes and added three assists with the Rapids…Underwent surgery to repair broken fifth metatarsal on 4/21/10 –  Traded to Colorado from New York  2010 Playoffs: Played in three postseason games… In MLS Cup, came on in the 98th minute and suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while setting up the game-winning goal.  2009: Tallied career-highs in goals (4), assists (5), games played (23) and games started (20) Last goal: 4/3/10 @Seattle (w/ NY) Last assist: 9/29/10 vs. Philadelphia (2) (w/ COL) Last start: 9/9/11 @ LA (39 minutes) (w/ COL) Last 2-goal game: 10/24/09 vs. Toronto (only in MLS) Last yellow card: 4/3/10 @ Seattle (w/ NY) Last red card: never in MLS MF 6-1 175 I 10 JE-VAUGHN WATSON Born: 10/22/83, St. Catherine, Jamaica Age: 28 Last Club: Sporting Central (Jamaica) – 2005-11 Other Clubs: None Dynamo career: Second year – 24 GP, 13 GS, 1 G, 2 A Energetic midfielder capable of starting or coming off the bench in midfield. Jamaica international (14 caps).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 22 GP, 11 GS, 1,163 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 GS, 64 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 7 GS, 482 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made first start since 9/14/11 (@ CLB) in 1-0 win @ CHV on 3/11/12 and started vs. SJ on 3/17  Scored goal and had two assists for Jamaica in pair of February friendlies vs. Cuba and New Zealand  Came on as a substitute in MLS Cup Final and both legs vs. PHI


 Acquired in April 2011 and made Dynamo debut as substitute in 1-1 tie at CHI on 4/23 Last goal: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last assist: 5/7/11 at Toronto FC Last start: 3/17/12 @ San Jose (90 mins) Last yellow card: 10/14/11 at Portland Last red card: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA MF 5-11 175 11 BRAD DAVIS Born: 11/8/81, St. Charles, MO Age: 30 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2005) Other Clubs: Dallas Burn - 2003-04, New York - 2002 College: Saint Louis University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 161 GP, 147 GS, 22 G, 62 A Original Dynamo player, 4-time MLS All-Star and winner of last three team MVP awards. Club's alltime leader in games, starts, and assists, the talented leftfooted midfielder recorded 16 assists in 2011 and finished as MLS MVP runner-up and named to MLS Bext XI. United States international (5 caps).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 1 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 2,892 mins, 4 G, 16 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GS, 219 mins, 0 G, 2 A  Scored game-winning penalty (14’) in 1-0 win @ San Jose on Saturday  2011: Assisted two of three Houston goals in playoff series vs. PHI with free kick deliveries  League MVP runner up after leading MLS with 16 assists  40 assists over last three seasons (16, 12, 12)  Earned fourth MLS All-Star selection in 2011…  Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week on seven different occasions, tied for the most in MLS  Started every regular-season match for the first time in his career  In MLS play, has now notched at least 10 assists in three consecutive seasons and four of the last six  MLS Player of the Month for April 2011 after notching six assists in five games  Converted all three penalty kicks in MLS play

 Assisted on all three Dynamo goals in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10, the first three-assist game of his career  Won MLS assist title with accurate cross to Carlo Costly in 3-1 win vs. LA on 10/23 Last goal: 3/17/12 @ San Jose (penalty) Last goal (non-penalty): 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City (free kick) Last assist: 11/3/11 vs. Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last yellow card: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last red card: 8/30/09 at Colorado FW 6-2 194 GA 12 WILL BRUIN Born: 10/24/89, St. Louis, MO Age: 22 Last Club: Indiana University Dynamo career: Second year – 27 GP, 23 GS, 5 G, 1 A Forward saw significant playing time after being selected in the first round (No. 11) of 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 144 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 25 GP, 21 GS, 1,693 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 3 GP, 0 GS, 37 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 5 GP, 3 GS, 285 mins, 2 G, 1 A  Made first MLS start (77 mins) since 9/14/11 @ Columbus in 1-0 win @ Chivas USA on 3/11/12.  2011: Appeared as a sub in three playoff games (DNP in MLS Cup)  Netted five goals to tie for lead among all MLS rookies while appearing in club-rookie-record 25 games  Became first Dynamo rookie to start on Opening Day in 1-0 loss vs. PHI on 3/19  Became fifth player and first rookie in Dynamo history to score a hat trick in 4-1 win vs. DC on 4/29 ... In the process, became second-youngest player in MLS history and fourth MLS rookie to ever score three goals in a game ... Named MLS Player of the Week for his performance  Left with knee injury in 3-1 win vs. SEA on 7/30 (didn’t return until 9/4) Last goal: 9/17/11 vs. San Jose Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York


Last start: 3/17/12 at San Jose (67 mins) Last hat trick: 4/29/11 vs. DC (only in MLS) Last yellow card: 5/14/11 at Real Salt Lake Last red card: Never in MLS FW 6-0 175 14 COLIN ROLFE Born: 2/15/90, Spokane, WA Age: 22 Last Club: University of Louisville ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2012 MLS SuperDraft (No. 18 overall) Hard-nosed forward, drafted by the Dynamo with the No. 18 overall selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 0 GS, 21 mins, 0 G, 0 A       

Entered as a substitute (69’) in Dynamo Reserves’ 1-0 win over Colorado on 3/12 Named a finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top player in 2010 Appeared in 87 career games, with 79 starts, and finished with 33 goals and 21 assists 2011: Finished senior campaign with nine goals and 10 assists in 23 games Named NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team 2010: Totaled nine goals and seven assists Named to All-Big East Conference First Team and NSCAA All-American First Team for second consecutive season

15 CAM WEAVER FW 6-4 195 Born: 6/10/83, Tacoma, WA Age: 28 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2009) Other Clubs: FK Haugesund (Norway) – 2007-2009; Seattle Sounders (USL1) - 2006 College: Seattle University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 51 GP, 29 GS, 10 G, 3 A Towering target forward who missed end of 2011 season with hip injury

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 23 MINS, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 16 GS, 1,611 mins, 4 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: DNP (hip injury)

 Appeared as sub for 23 minutes in 1-0 win over San Jose for first appearance since 9/17/11.  Missed 2011 playoffs following October surgery to repair torn labrum in hip  Scored four goals in 2011 to tie an MLS career high and added an assist … Four goals came in first 13 games; he played rest of year with labrum injury Last appearance: 3/17/12 @ San Jose Last start: 9/14/11 @ Columbus Last goal: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last assist: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last two-goal game: 6/13/09 @ FC Dallas Last yellow card: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last red card: 10/4/09 vs. Kansas City Last hat trick: Never in MLS MF 6-0 175 16 ADAM MOFFAT Born: 5/15/86, Glasgow, Scotland Age: 25 Last Club: Portland (2011) Other Clubs: Columbus – 2007-10 (5 goals, 44 apps., 36 GS), Cleveland City Stars – 2007 (USL2); Elgin City – 2006-07 (Scotland); Ross County – 2005-06 (Scotland) Dynamo career: Second year – 15 GP, 14 GS, 2 G, 2 A Tenacious two-way midfielder acquired in July 2011 trade with Portland in exchange for Lovel Palmer and Mike Chabala.

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 12 GS, 1,103 mins, 2 G, 1 A (HOU only) 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A

 Earned assist on Andre Hainault’s stoppagetime winner vs. Chivas on 3/11/11 with low shot from 25 yards that was trapped by Hainault before turn and winning strike.  2011: Played every minute of 2011 playoffs  Helped set up opening goal in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6/11 in Eastern Conference final with free kick to back post  Key acquisition via trade helped Dynamo go 62-4 in his 12 starts while scoring two spectacular long-range goals and adding one assist


 Had been limited to four games and 100 minutes in league play with Portland  Made Houston debut as substitute in 3-0 loss at CHV on 7/23/11  Scored spectacular long-range goal from nearly 40 yards out to key 2-1 win vs. POR on 8/14/11 ... Strike against his former club was voted MLS Goal of the Week  2008 Injury: Missed 22 games due to a torn ACL in his left knee Last goal: 10/23/11 vs. LA Galaxy Last assist: 3/11/12 at Chivas USA Last yellow card: 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last red card: 8/17/11 at New England Last two-goal game: Never in MLS MF 5-8 172 I 17 LUIZ CAMARGO Born: 5/24/87, Vinheda, Brazil Age: 24 Last Club: Paraná Clube 2009-11 (Brazil Serie B) (64 apps, 2 gls) Other Clubs: Mogi Mirim 2009 (Brazil) Dynamo career: Second year – 7 GP, 6 GS, 0 G, 2 A Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August 2011.

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 6 GS, 515 mins, 0 G, 2 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 1 A  Played 90 minutes in Dynamo Reserves win on 3/13/12 vs. Colorado Rapids Reserves  2011: Played every minute of all four playoff games  Key player in Houston's late surge, appearing in the last seven games and contributing two assists, while helping Houston go 4-0-2 in his six starts  Set up game-clinching goal late in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6, playing long through ball to Carlo Costly  Made MLS debut as substitute in 3-0 loss at KC on 9/10  Other: Made Dynamo first-team debut with strong 90 minutes in central midfield in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4, drawing a penalty kick that led to Houston’s second goal

Last assist: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last yellow card: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last MLS goal: None MF 5-9 18 JOSUE SOTO Born: 1/3/89, Fort Worth, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: Southern Methodist University Dynamo career – Second year

160 HG Age: 23

Steady midfielder and home-grown product signed in Jan. 2011 after completing collegiate career at SMU.

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 69 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 873 mins, 0 G, 2 A  2011: Rookie did not appear in a competitive match  Other: Made first professional appearance with first team as a substitute in 2-0 Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20  Also came on as a sub in 3-0 friendly win on 9/4 vs. Monterrey, the club he grew up cheering for  Reserves: One of two players to start all 10 matches for Dynamo Reserves, mostly in midfield but also at left back, contributing two assists  Born in Fort Worth but moved to Monterrey, Mexico at the age of 1 MF 5-8 150 HG 19 ALEX DIXON Born: 2/7/90, Bay City, TX Age: 22 Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Second year – 7 GP, 0 GS, 1 G, 0 A Talented attacking player and home-grown product signed after three years at North Carolina.

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 84 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 9 GP, 8 GS, 731 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Played 90 minutes in Dynamo Reserves win on Tuesday vs. Colorado Rapids Reserves  2011: Made seven substitute appearances in league play and scored one goal in his rookie season


 Made professional debut in 1-1 tie at NY on 4/2  Came on as sub and scored dramatic gamewinning goal, his first as a professional, late in stoppage time in 3-2 win vs. RSL on 8/20, curling in left-footed shot from top of the penalty area  Open Cup: Made first Dynamo start and played 120 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6  Other: Started and played all 90 minutes at three different positions in 2-0 Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20 Last appearance: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last start: 4/6/11 vs. Sporting KC (USOC) Last goal: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake (first MLS goal) MF 6-3 185 20 GEOFF CAMERON Born: 7/11/85, Attleboro, MA Age: 26 Last Club: University of Rhode Island Dynamo career: Fifth year – 103 GP, 87 GS, 11 G, 13 A Versatile player is an emerging star who rebounded from 2010 injury to be key defender in 2011. United States international (3 caps)

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 33 GS, 2,970 mins, 5 G, 5 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Played 90 minutes in both of Houston’s 1-0 wins to begin 2012  2011: Won Dynamo Golden Boot with a careerhigh five goals (tied for team lead) and five assists (Golden Boot tiebreaker)  Started for US men’s national team in January friendlies with Venezuela and Panama. Part of US team which beat Italy 1-0 in Genoa in February.  Named MLS All-Star in 2011 for second time in three seasons and played 52 minutes at center back vs. Manchester United on 7/27  Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week five times, twice in midfield and three times on defense  Scored Houston’s first goal of the season in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25, firing in the rebound of a shot that hit the crossbar

 Made his 100th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions in 1-1 tie at CHI on 4/23, becoming the 14th player in team history to do so  Started at center back for first time in 2011 in 2-0 loss at SJ on 6/4 Last goal: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Last assist: 9/14/11 at Columbus Last yellow card: 9/10/11 at Kansas City Last red card: 10/10/10 vs. New England Last two-goal game: (Never in MLS) MF 6-0 160 22 BRIAN OWNBY Born: 7/16/90, Glen Allen, VA Age: 21 Last Club: University of Virginia ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2012 Supplemental draft (No. 7 overall) Hard-working outside midfielder who can run at opponents and offers pace on the right flank.

2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 0 GS, 21 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Scored winning goal in 80th minute of 1-0 win Colorado Rapids on 3/13/12. Came off bench and buried the rebound of Jermaine Taylor’s shot.  Played four years at the University of Virginia (2008-11)

 Scored 19 goals and added 10 assists in 72 career collegiate games  2011 All-ACC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team  2010 All-ACC Freshman Team  Played for USA at FIFA U-20 World Cup (scored one goal in group stage match against Cameroon)  2007 Virginia high school player of the year GK 6-3 24 TYLER DERIC Born: 8/30/88, Houston, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: North Carolina Dynamo career: Fourth year – 2 GP, 2 GS

195 HG Age: 23

First ever Academy product, who served as No. 2 goalkeeper in 2011 after strong outings in 2010.


2012 Reserves: 1 GS, 90 mins, 0.00 GAA, 1 shutout, 1-0-0 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 900 mins, 1.10 GAA, 6 shutouts, 6-4-0  Earned shutout in Dynamo Reserves 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids on 3/13/12.  2011: Served as Tally Hall’s backup entire season  Open Cup: Started qualifier vs. KC on 4/6 and turned in strong performance with four saves, including point-blank stop on Omar Bravo, as Dynamo lost 1-0 in extra time  Other: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo Charities Cup vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20 and made four saves in 2-0 loss  Played 90 minutes in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4 and made four saves to earn first shutout of the season  Reserves: Led MLS Reserve League with six shutouts while playing every minute of all 10 games Last start: 4/6/11 vs. Sporting KC (USOC) Last shutout: 10/16/10 at San Jose Most saves (‘11): 4, 4/6/11 vs. Sporting KC (USOC) Most saves (Career): 5, 10/23/10 vs. Seattle FW 6-1 195 25 BRIAN CHING Born: 5/24/78, Haleiwa, HI Age: 33 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2003-05) Other Clubs: LA Galaxy (2001) College: Gonzaga University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 127 GP, 112 GS, 51 G, 16 A Traded back to Houston on 2/16/11 after Montreal selected Ching in 2011 Expansion draft. Original Dynamo player and all-time leading scorer. The forward led or tied for the team lead in goals in five consecutive seasons (2007-2011) and set a franchise and personal record with 13 goals in 2008. United States international (45 caps, 11 goals).

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 2 GS, 153 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 20 GP, 15 GS, 1,242 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 320 mins, 1 G, 1 A  Drew penalty in 13’ when he collided with Jon Busch, leading to Davis goal in win over San Jose  Started opening day for the sixth time in seven years with Houston. Played 86 minutes and nearly

scored fantastic goal when first-touch volley off a long cross from Brad Davis hit inside of post.  2011: Netted eighth career playoff goal with powerful header in 1-0 win vs. PHI on 11/3. Assisted on gamewinning goal in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30  Was limited to 1,242 minutes in 20 appearances due to injury (hamstring, ribs, foot and adductor), the lowest minute total of his Houston career, but still tied for team lead with five goals  Ching returns to Houston among the leaders of several franchise records, including games played (fifth, 168), games started (fourth, 144), and assists (third, 24). His club-record 63 goals is nearly twice the amount of the second player on the all-time list (Dwayne De Rosario, 32 goals). Last goal: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last assist: 10/30/11 at Philadelphia (Playoffs) Last two-goal game: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last hat trick: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago (two in MLS career) Last yellow card: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago Last red card: 7/16/11 vs. Kansas City DF 5-5 154 26 COREY ASHE Born: 3/14/86, Orange County, CA Age: 26 Last Club: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Sixth year – 131 GP, 77 GS, 1 G, 11 A Career midfielder switched to left back early in season and earned MLS All-Star selection.

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 32 GP, 30 GS, 2,617 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 354 mins, 0 G, 0 A    

Missed San Jose game with strained left hamstring Started in 1-0 win vs. Chivas USA on 3/11/12 2011: Started all four playoff games Began season at right midfield but became starter at left back, starting 28 games.  Named MLS All-Star for the first time and played 29 minutes in All-Star Game vs. Manchester United on 7/27/11


 Appeared in 100th career MLS match in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25  Made 150th career appearance for Dynamo in all competitions in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 Last goal: 9/22/09 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) Last assist: 10/10/10 vs. New England Last yellow card: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake Last red card: 8/26/09 at Árabe Unido (CCL) 28 ERICH MARSCHEIDER GK 6-3 185 Born: 1/5/93, Vienna, Austria Age: 19 Last Club: Colorado Rush Soccer Club ROOKIE Acquired: Signed with Dynamo on Feb. 22, 2012 after trial Young, hard-working goalkeeper who signed with the Dynamo midway through the 2012 preseason  Played three years of varsity soccer at Pine Creek High School (Colorado Springs, Colo.)  Earned Golden Gloves honors as top goalkeeper in 2011 for Colorado Rush program  Named to the Colorada Class 5A Metro first team his junior year  Named 2009 All-State honorable mention his junior year 31 ANDRE HAINAULT DF 6-0 180 I Born: 6/17/86, Montréal, QC, Canada Age: 25 Last Club: FK SIAD Most - 2005-08 (Czech Rep.) Other Clubs: Sparta Prague 2008 (loan), Montreal Impact - 2004-05 (USL1) Dynamo career: Fourth year – 81 GP, 78 GS, 5 G, 0 A Promising Canadian defender who can play outside or center back. Canada international (24 caps, 2 goals).

2012 MLS: 2 GS, 2 GP, 180 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 31 GS, 2,790 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 2 G, 0 A  Scored dramatic game-winner in the second minute of stoppage time for 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11/12.

 Hainault has scored 4 goals in last 8 games after scoring 3 goals in the first 88 games of his Dynamo career (all competitions).  2011 Dynamo Defender of the Year  Played every minute of playoffs and led team with two goals  Scored opening goal with header in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30/11 in first leg of playoff series  Reacted first to close-range rebound to score gamewinning goal in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6/11  Defensive stalwart played almost every minute when not on national team duty  After opening season as starting left back, started much of the season at center back before moving to right back in September  Played every minute of the first 13 games of the season, in the process setting a club record for most consecutive minutes by a field player with 2,925  Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for standout performance in 0-0 tie at RSL on 5/14 Last goal: 3/11/12 at Chivas USA (90+2’) Last assist: 7/31/10 vs. New York Last two-goal game: Never in MLS Last yellow card: 10/23/11 at LA Galaxy


32 BOBBY BOSWELL DF 6-2 185 Born: 3/15/83, Austin, TX Age: 29 Last Club: D.C. United (2005-07) College: Florida International University Dynamo career: Fifth year – 114 GP, 113 GS, 7 G, 2 A Backbone of the Dynamo defense since joining club in 2008. United States international (3 caps).

2012 Career: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 27 GS, 2,460 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Played 90 minutes in both wins to start 2012  2011: Played every minute of all four playoff games  Scored a career-high five goals to tie for the team lead, adding one assist

 Contributed goal and assist in first half of 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10, equaling his MLS scoring output from the previous two seasons combined Last goal: 10/23/11 vs. LA Galaxy Last assist: 4/10/11 vs. Vancouver Last multi-goal game: Never in MLS Last yellow card: 9/24/11 at FC Dallas Last red card: 7/24/10 at Columbus LEGEND: GK-goalkeeper; DF-defender; MF-midfielder; FW-forward; I-international; HG-home-grown; GAGeneration adidas; USOC-U.S. Open Cup


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Tally Hall Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Brian Ownby Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell

"00" = minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

2 SJ 1-0 90G 23 90D

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 CHV 1-0 90G 13

8 90M 82M 4 90M 90M 90M 90M 77F 67F 23 90M 90M

90D 90D

86F 67F 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D


Game log: Game #1 03/11/2012 Game #2 03/17/2012 W W

Hainault 1 (Moffat 1) 92 Davis 1 (penalty kick) 14

HOUSTON DYNAMO HOU 1 at CHV 0 HOU 1 at SJ 0


Dynamo vs. Seattle game notes