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D.C. UNITED v HOUSTON DYNAMO (April 28, RFK Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA United 8 3-2-3 12 12 8 at home 5 2-1-2 8 9 4 Dynamo on road

31 Willis

5 2-1-2 8 5 5 5 2-1-2 8 5 5 LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

3

ALL-TIME (12 meetings): United 3 wins, 12 goals … Dynamo 7 wins, 20 goals … Ties 2

2

18 7

F 5 90

Taylor

A 5 90

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

0 4 1 0

2 2 0 1

2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0

2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

TYPE OF PLAY

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

(W-L-T) DC HOU

2 3 0

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 1-0-0 2-1-3 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-2 0-1-0

D.C. UNITED Date Score (Gms since) 4/22/2012 DC 4, NY 1 4/14/2012 DC 2, NE 1 3/10/2012 DC 0, KC 1 3/18/2012 DC 1, LA 3 4/18/2012 DC 1, MTL 1 4/07/2012 DC 0, SEA 0 4/07/2012 DC 0, SEA 0

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED United LLTWTWTW Dynamo WWLTT

16

Camargo

Moffat

32

20

Boswell

Cameron

Watson

31 Hainault

REFEREE: Juan Guzman. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic INJURY REPORTS D.C. UNITED – OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain) … HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain); DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain)

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) 23 Oscar Recio (DF) 24 Tyler Deric (GK) 25 Brian Ching (FW) 26 Corey Ashe (MF) 28 Erich Marscheider (GK) 31 Andre Hainault (DF) 32 Bobby Boswell (DF)

0 3 2

SUSPENDED: HOU: Colin Clark (through April 28) WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 2-0-0 1-2-1 2-0-2 0-1-0

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

17

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

2 4 2

25 Ching

1

DISTANCE

2 7 3

12 Bruin

Hall

HOW SCORED

4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

29 Maicon Santos

10

4

DYNAMO

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

13 Pontius

19 Dixon

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM

9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

DeLeon

De Rosario

UNITED

4 1 3 0

21 Woolard

23

Cruz

UPCOMING MATCHES DYNAMO UNITED Wed. May 9 at New York Wed. May 2 at San Jose Sat. May 12 D.C. United Sat. May 5 at Toronto FC Tue. May 15 Portland Sat. May 12 at Houston Sat. May 19 at New England Wed. May 16 Colorado

6 4 2 0

4 McDonald

Kitchen

LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/29: HOU 4, DC 1 (Bruin 4, 41, 57; Weaver 62 – Burch 39) 6/25: DC 2, HOU 2 (Pontius 31; Davies 73 – Davis 41; Ching 89)

A 8 79

19 Dudar

Russell

AT RFK (6 meetings): United 3 wins, 8 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 1

F 12 53

ROSTERS D.C. UNITED 2 Danny Cruz (MF) 3 Robbie Russell (DF) 4 Brandon McDonald (MF) 5 Dejan Jakovic (DF) 6 Kurt Morsink (MF) 7 Dwayne De Rosario (MF) 8 Branko Boskovic (MF) 9 Hamdi Salihi (FW) 11 Marcelo Saragosa (MF) 13 Chris Pontius (MF) 14 Andy Najar (MF) 15 Ethan White (DF) 16 Josh Wolff (FW) 17 Conor Shanosky (MF) 18 Nick DeLeon (MF) 19 Emiliano Dudar (DF) 20 Stephen King (MF) 21 Daniel Woolard (DF) 22 Chris Korb (DF) 23 Perry Kitchen (MF) 24 Lewis Neal (MF) 25 Lance Rozeboom (MF) 28 Bill Hamid (GK) 29 Maicon Santos (FW) 31 Joe Willis (GK) 50 Andrew Dykstra (GK)

(0) (0) (4) (2) (1) (3) (3)

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 3/23/2012 HOU 0, SEA 2 4/21/2012 HOU 2, CLB 2 3/17/2012 HOU 1, SJ 0 3/23/2012 HOU 0, SEA 2

(0) (3) (8) (2) (0) (3) (2)

TEAM LEADERS UNITED G: 4 Santos/Pontius A: 4 De Rosario SHT: 29 Santos SOG: 9 DeLeon FC: 13 De Rosario FS: 10 Cruz/Woolard OF: 7 De Rosario C: 3 Santos E: 0 DYNAMO G: 2 Bruin A: 2 Moffat SHT: 16 Bruin SOG: 10 Bruin FC: 7 Cameron/Hainault FS: 7 Ching OF: 2 Bruin/Ching C: 2 Hainault E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG DC 8 3 2 1 0 2 12 1.50 HOU 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 1.00 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG DC 8 2 5 0 1 0 8 1.00 HOU 5 2 1 2 0 0 5 1.00 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 DC 12 1 2 2 1 4 2 HOU 5 1 1 0 1 0 2 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 DC 8 1 0 2 0 3 2 HOU 5 0 3 0 0 2 0


D.C. UNITED v HOUSTON DYNAMO

(April 28, RFK Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET - MLS Game 68)

D.C. UNITED 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 2 Danny Cruz MF 5-8 170 01/03/1990 Petersburg, VA 6 4 1 1 57 31 5 6 3 Robbie Russell DF 6-2 200 07/16/1979 Accra, Ghana 7 7 0 0 85 75 1 9 4 Brandon McDonald DF 6-1 185 01/16/1986 Phoenix, AZ 6 6 0 0 98 88 5 4 5 Dejan Jakovic DF 6-2 178 07/16/1985 Karlovac, Croatia 4 4 0 0 61 60 0 0 6 Kurt Morsink MF 5-10 160 06/27/1984 Orlando, FL 0 0 0 0 69 45 0 3 7 Dwayne De Rosario MF 5-11 164 05/15/1978 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 7 7 0 3 281 235 93 66 8 Branko Boskovic MF 6-2 170 06/21/1980 Vojvodina, Montenegro 6 2 0 0 23 11 0 0 9 Hamdi Salihi FW 6-0 170 01/19/1984 Shkoder, Albania 5 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 11 Marcelo Saragosa MF 6-0 175 01/22/1982 Campo Grande, Brazil 2 2 0 1 118 98 2 8 13 Chris Pontius MF 6-0 170 05/12/1987 West Covina, CA 7 3 1 0 77 64 14 9 14 Andy Najar MF 5-7 150 03/16/1993 Santa Cruz, Honduras 3 3 0 0 60 53 10 7 15 Ethan White DF 6-0 183 01/01/1991 Kensington, MD 0 0 0 0 24 21 1 0 16 Josh Wolff FW 5-9 160 02/25/1977 Stone Mountain, GA 3 0 0 0 261 209 80 48 17 Conor Shanosky MF 6-4 185 12/13/1991 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Nick DeLeon MF 5-10 170 07/17/1990 Phoenix, AZ 6 5 2 3 6 5 2 3 19 Emiliano Dudar DF 6-4 193 01/17/1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina 4 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 Stephen King MF 5-8 153 03/06/1986 Medford, NJ 2 1 0 0 72 39 3 2 20 Daniel Woolard DF 5-10 155 05/22/1984 Bedford, TX 6 6 0 0 48 38 2 0 21 Chris Korb DF 5-9 160 10/08/1987 Gates Mills, OH 4 2 0 0 16 14 0 2 22 Perry Kitchen MF 6-0 160 02/29/1992 Indianapolis, IN 5 5 0 1 36 35 1 1 23 Lewis Neal MF 5-11 155 07/14/1981 Leicester, England 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 Lance Rozeboom MF 6-1 170 05/31/1989 Walker, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 Bill Hamid GK 6-3 225 11/25/1990 Annandale, VA 1 1 0 0 37 37 0 0 28 FW 6-1 186 04/18/1984 Paracambi, Brazil 7 5 4 1 69 50 18 6 29 Maicon Santos 31 Joe Willis GK 6-5 190 08/10/1988 St. Louis, MO 6 6 0 0 9 9 0 0 Andrew Dykstra GK 6-4 205 01/02/1986 Woodbridge, VA 0 0 0 0 17 17 0 1 50 HEAD  COACH: Ben Olsen

05/03/1977 W14 L23 T16

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 4 4 0 0 43 43 0 1 3 Calen Carr FW 6-0 150 10/04/1982 Oakland, CA 3 0 0 0 94 23 10 3 4 Jermaine Taylor DF 5-10 195 01/14/1985 Portland, Jamaica 3 2 0 0 16 12 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 2 1 0 0 77 63 1 2 7 Colin Clark MF 6-0 180 04/11/1984 Fort Collins, CO 3 3 0 0 116 90 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 2 0 0 0 59 35 6 10 10 Je-Vaughn Watson MF 6-1 175 10/22/1983 St. Catherine, Jamaica 4 4 0 0 26 15 1 2 11 Brad Davis MF 5-11 175 11/08/1981 St. Charles, MO 3 3 1 0 259 221 36 80 12 Will Bruin FW 6-2 194 10/24/1989 St. Louis, MO 4 4 1 0 29 25 6 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 3 3 0 1 64 51 7 3 17 Luiz Camargo MF 5-8 172 05/04/1987 Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2 1 0 0 9 7 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 DF 6-3 185 07/11/1985 Attleboro, MA 4 4 0 0 105 89 11 13 22 Brian Ownby MF 6-0 160 07/16/1990 Glen Allen, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 Oscar Recio DF 5-9 161 06/23/1989 Monterrey, Mexico 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 4 4 0 1 193 161 77 29 26 Corey Ashe DF 5-7 154 03/14/1986 Orange County, CA 3 3 0 0 133 79 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 4 4 1 0 83 80 5 3 32 Bobby Boswell DF 6-2 185 03/15/1983 Austin, TX 4 4 0 0 196 193 11 7 HEAD  COACH  :  Dominic Kinnear

07/26/1967 W102 L68 T82


D.C. UNITED vs HOUSTON DYNAMO RFK MEMORIAL STADIUM, Washington, D.C. April 28, 2012 (WEEK 8, MLS Game #68) 7:30 p.m. ET (CSN-MA; KPRC-2) Riding their longest unbeaten streak in three years, D.C. United return to RFK Stadium on Saturday evening to take on the Houston Dynamo. United are coming off an impressive 4-1 victory against the New York Red Bulls last Sunday, extending their undefeated run to six games. The Dynamo are on the sixth game of their season-opening road swing, playing to a 2-2 draw last weekend at the Columbus Crew. REFEREE: Juan Guzman. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic MLS Career: 10 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 6; pens: 2 INJURY REPORT: D.C. UNITED – OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain) … HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain); DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: HOU: Colin Clark (through April 28) WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DC: Maicon Santos HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (12 meetings): United 3 wins, 12 goals … Dynamo 7 wins, 20 goals … Ties 2 AT RFK (6 meetings): United 3 wins, 8 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 1 RETURN MATCHES: 5/12: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 3:30 p.m. CT (NBC SN); 7/15: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 8 p.m. CT (Galavision) LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/29: HOU 4, DC 1 (Bruin 4, 41, 57; Weaver 62 – Burch 39) 6/25: DC 2, HOU 2 (Pontius 31; Davies 73 – Davis 41; Ching 89)  The Dynamo haven’t lost to D.C. United since a 1-0 defeat April 4, 2009 at RFK Stadium. The Dynamo won the next four meetings, including a 4-1 win last year at Robertson Stadium, before the clubs played to a 2-2 draw last June 25 in Washington.  The Dynamo have taken points on their last two trips to RFK Stadium. They have also won in a SuperLiga game (2008), as well as MLS Cup 2007.  Coaches record: Ben Olsen v HOU: P3 W0 L2 D1 … Dominic Kinnear vs. DC: P17 W8 L5 D4 D.C. UNITED D.C. United extended their unbeaten streak to six games, strolling to a 4-1 win against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday evening at RFK Stadium. United are in second place in the Eastern Conference with 12 points from 8 games. LAST MATCH  United opened the scoring in the eighth minute. After stripping the ball from Thierry Henry in midfield, Chris Pontius made his way toward goal, and with a clear sight from outside the box, unleashed a powerful 25-yard shot that dipped and beat goalkeeper Ryan Meara.  United then put the game away with two goals in four minutes. In the 32nd minute, Maicon Santos worked his way down the left flank before sending in a cross that hit Meara and deflected off a defender before falling right in front of goal, where Pontius slammed it into the goal.  It was 3-0 when Dwayne De Rosario picked off another New York turnover and quickly fed Nick DeLeon in the box. The rookie fired a one-time shot that ricocheted off defender Markus Holgersson, leaving ‘keeper Meara no chance.  In the 69th minute, Pontius completed his hat trick. A long ball pumped forward from goalkeeper Joe Willis fell for Pontius, who slalomed through the center of the New York defense, skipped past Victor Palsson’s last-ditch slide tackle, and slotted the shot under Meara.  Henry finally got the Red Bulls on the board in the 72nd minute through an inch-perfect freekick.

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United head coach Ben Olsen made four changes to the team that came back for a 1-1 draw with the Montréal Impact at RFK Stadium. Emiliano Dudar came into the back four for Chris Korb, and Danny Cruz and Maicon Santos came into the side for Andy Najar and Branko Boskovic.  D.C. UNITED (4-3-1-2): Joe Willis - Robbie Russell, Brandon McDonald, Emiliano Dudar, Daniel Woolard Danny Cruz, Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon - Dwayne De Rosario (Stephen King 66) - Maicon Santos (Hamdi Salihi 75), Chris Pontius (Lewis Neal 87). TEAM NEWS  D.C. United extended their unbeaten streak to six games in the 4-1 win against New York, their longest undefeated run in three seasons. United had a seven-game streak from April 17-May 23, 2009.  “We have to take the win with a grain of salt, but I feel like we took advantage of that, and that’s what you have to do,” Olsen said. “Throughout the season, you’re going to have games like this where you are playing a team that’s a little down, and you got to step on them and take advantage of them.”  Chris Pontius scored the first hat trick of his professional career against New York. He had scored two goals in a game twice previously.  “I thought he had a good night,” Olsen said. “He still doesn’t know how to play forward though. And that’s a scary thing. He’s still new at the position, and some of his movements can get a lot better. But three goals aren’t too bad.”  Pontius had started the first two games of the season in a wide midfield role, then after coming off the substitutes’ bench in four consecutive matches, has started as a forward in each of the last two.  “I have always said that I just want to be on the field,” Pontius said. “The game is different. Different defenses offer different opportunities for you to get in behind. Sometimes it’s underneath, this game I had success just moving off the ball and creating space for myself and Maicon [Santos] and DeRo [Dwayne De Rosario] to run into. We were able to find each other today.”  While Maicon Santos was officially kept off the scoresheet, after scoring four goals and adding an assist over the last four games, his work helped create United’s second goal.  “He’s a big boy. He is a handful, as we all have seen so far. He put in another good day. I keep preaching to him, consistency and being a handful and being strong and keeping the ball for us,” said Olsen. “He always has times where he’s facing the goal on his left, and his left peg is a nice weapon. A little bit of an individual, just gutsy play on his part to create that goal.”  Nick DeLeon scored his third goal, the leader among rookies in MLS this season. “Last game, we had a slow start and that’s what we preached really hard for this game,” DeLeon said. We can’t afford to have that start, so we came out banging and were fortunate enough to get three goals in the first half. And from then on, it was just about trying to hold that lead and maybe sneak in a couple more.”  After starting up top against Montréal, Dwayne De Rosario shifted back into a midfield role. “Dwayne being in the midfield, he’s doing a lot for us, and we’re going to continue to score goals with him in the midfield,” Olsen said. “Dwayne doesn’t care. Of course, you always want goals and assists; we all have egos. But ultimately, you’ll see a smile on his face in there.”  United have allowed four goals in their six-game run, and have not allowed more than a goal except once this season – the 3-1 loss at the LA Galaxy.  “I thought [Emiliano] Dudar had a really good game. In particular, the way he deals with Cooper and Henry in a physical way. He had a very good game,” said Olsen. “The whole back four was solid; they were connected. We didn’t get caught in behind too many times. They defended the box very well. I was very pleased with the way they’re coming along.” HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo played to a second consecutive draw, this time a 2-2 result with the Columbus Crew on Saturday evening at Crew Stadium. The Dynamo are tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 8 points from 5 games. LAST MATCH  The Dynamo woke up the match with a 58th-minute opener. From a corner kick, Will Bruin nodded home Adam Moffat’s in-swinging ball inside the back post.  The Crew tied the score four minutes later. From a long clearance, Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron pushed the ball back to goalkeeper Tally Hall, but his headed clearance went only as far as Eddie Gaven. He hit a soft shot toward goal that Dynamo fullback Andre Hainault helped further along in an effort to steer it away from the Crew’s Emilio Rentería.  In the 74th minute, Gaven doubled his tally and gave the Crew the lead. Second-half substitute Aaron Schoenfeld chested a ball down just outside the box to an onrushing Gaven, who one-timed a left-footed shot into the back of the net.  But the Dynamo pulled even nine minutes from the end. Bruin found space on the right side of the box and placed a perfect pass between Crew defenders that enabled Ching to redirect just inside the left-hand post.

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Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made one change to the team that reached a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park. Adam Moffat came back from suspension, taking the place of Nathan Sturgis.  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault, Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor Je-Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 79), Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Corey Ashe (Macoumba Kandji 91+) - Will Bruin, Brian Ching (Cam Weaver 84). TEAM NEWS  Through the first three games of the season, a Dynamo forward had not contributed a goal or an assist. But after combining for the lone goal in the 1-1 draw at Chicago, Will Bruin and Brian Ching each scored in the 2-2 draw at Columbus.  “I thought Ching and Will both were battling the whole night and winning their fair share,” goalkeeper Tally Hall said. “I don’t think many can come away from a game with the Crew and say they battled as well as we did. That comes a lot from those two guys up top. Will’s goal on the corner, he was getting bear-hugged and fought right through it. For them to get two goals, they deserve it and they did it with hard work.”  But for the second time in as many matches, the Dynamo took the lead, only to see their opponents come back for an eventual share of the points.  “I thought we took our foot off the gas [after taking the lead], and that’s something I think we need to work on,” Ching said. “I think we started playing hectic and panicked. There was a loss of composure. Something we have to work on going forward is playing with the lead.”  After recording shutouts in the opening two games of the season, the Dynamo have allowed five goals in their last three games.  “We’re a team that’s been together now and when you look at the last half of last year and the beginning of this year, they don’t get rattled,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “We did lose our composure a little bit, especially after their first goal, and then Columbus took advantage, but the guys had enough time to get something out of the game.”  Said center back Geoff Cameron: “We’ve got to tighten up. We’ve been known to be hard to score on once we go up and we’ve got to get that mentality back. It’s just been mistakes, mental lapses, and they’ve cost us.”  With a win, the Dynamo will match the best record on an extended road trip to open an MLS season. The Columbus Crew took 11 points from their season-opening seven-game road trip to start 1999. The Dynamo have eight from the first five games of their seven-game road start.  “I've been proud of the way we've defended, not giving up goals. To give up two goals like that, it's disappointing,” said Hall. “We know we're a good defensive team, so to give up a lead is disappointing for us. At the same time, we came back 2-1 down and scored a great, late goal. Great effort, we're walking out of here with a point. I think it's probably a fair result.”

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2012 D.C. UNITED STATISTICS (3-2-3, 12 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 29 F Maicon Santos 13 M Chris Pontius 18 M Nick DeLeon 2 M Danny Cruz 7 M Dwayne De Rosario 23 M Perry Kitchen 11 M Marcelo Saragosa 8 M Branko Boskovic 19 D Emiliano Dudar 28 G Bill Hamid 5 D Dejan Jakovic 20 M Stephen King 22 D Chris Korb 4 D Brandon McDonald 14 M Andy Najar 24 M Lewis Neal 3 D Robbie Russell 9 F Hamdi Salihi 31 G Joe Willis 16 F Josh Wolff 21 D Daniel Woolard 6 M Kurt Morsink 25 M Lance Rozeboom 17 M Conor Shanosky 15 D Ethan White Team totals Opponent totals

GP 8 8 7 7 8 6 2 6 5 1 4 3 4 7 3 2 8 6 7 3 7 0 0 0 0 8 8

GS 6 4 6 5 8 6 2 2 4 1 4 1 2 7 3 0 8 5 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 8 8

MIN 526 414 523 439 690 540 180 224 405 90 285 91 226 630 252 8 704 379 630 59 625 0 0 0 0 720 720

G 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 8

A 1 0 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 9

SHT 29 11 13 7 26 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 3 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 116 110

SV 7 21 28 20

GA 1 7 8 12

SOG 6 5 9 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 36

FC 12 4 4 12 13 8 7 8 3 0 3 0 2 7 3 0 6 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 102 89

FS 5 6 5 10 8 3 4 4 1 0 4 1 2 5 2 0 3 7 2 1 10 0 0 0 0 89 102

OFF 5 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 19

PA 0 0 0 0

W 0 3 3 2

CK 2 1 28 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 36

C 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Chris Pontius 2, Nick DeLeon 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Maicon Santos 1, Nick DeLeon 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None D.C. UNITED INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 28 G Bill Hamid 1 31 G Joe Willis 7 Team totals 8 Opponent totals 8

GS 1 7 8 8

MIN 90 630 720 720

SHTS 8 28 36 34

GAA 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.50

PG 0 0 0 0

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only D.C. United statistics listed here.

L 1 1 2 3

T 0 3 3 3

SO 0 2 2 3

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 1


2012 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (2-1-2, 8 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 12 F Will Bruin 25 F Brian Ching 11 M Brad Davis 31 D Andre Hainault 16 M Adam Moffat 26 D Corey Ashe 32 D Bobby Boswell 17 M Luiz Camargo 20 D Geoff Cameron 3 F Calen Carr 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 5 D Warren Creavalle 24 G Tyler Deric 19 M Alex Dixon 28 G Erich Marscheider 22 M Brian Ownby 23 D Oscar Recio 14 F Colin Rolfe 8 D Kofi Sarkodie Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 5 3 5 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 5 3 2 4 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

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

MIN 390 379 270 381 360 335 426 176 426 50 262 426 19 74 291 392 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 426 426

G 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 5 5

A 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3

SHT 16 5 2 3 8 2 2 0 4 1 3 0 1 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 64

SV 13 13 18

GA 5 5 5

SOG 10 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 19

FC 1 6 4 7 6 2 5 3 7 1 1 0 1 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 49

GAA 1.06 1.06 1.06

PG 1 1 1

FS 5 7 2 2 2 4 2 5 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 56

OFF 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9

CK 0 0 16 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 23

C 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5

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 5 Team totals 5 Opponent totals 5

GS 5 5 5

MIN 426 426 426

SHTS 19 19 23

PA 1 1 1

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

W 2 2 1

L 1 1 2

T 2 2 2

SO 2 2 1

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


D.C. UNITED 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Sun. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Thu. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

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

10 18 24 30 7 14 18 22 28 2 5 12 16 19 26 16 24 30 15 21 4 11 19 22 25 29 1 15 20 23 29 6 20 27

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

RESULT L 0-1 L 1-3 T 0-0 W 4-1 T 0-0 W 2-1 T 1-1 W 4-1

ATT. 16,314 18,466 19,394 13,169 15,651 10,389 10,135 13,262

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 0-1-0 T2 0 KC: Sapong (92) 0-2-0 T5 0 DC: DeLeon (87); LA: Keane (45,69) Sarvas (86) 0-2-1 T6 1 1-2-1 T3 4 DC: Santos (28,73) DeLeon (60) Cruz (66); DAL: B. Perez (41) 1-2-2 6 5 2-2-2 0 8 DC: Santos (19) Pontius (82); NE: Moreno (6) 2-2-3 3 9 DC: Santos (72); MTL: Corradi (68) 3-2-3 2 12 DC: Pontius (8,32,69) DeLeon (36); NY: Henry (72)

ATT. 14,464 21,816 38,304 10,489 10,479

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 HOU: Hainault (92+) 2-0-0 T1 6 HOU: Davis (14) 2-1-0 T1 6 SEA: Estrada (23) Evans (27) 2-1-1 4 7 HOU: Bruin (24); CHI: Pause (27) 2-1-2 T4 8 HOU: Bruin (59) Ching (81); CLB: Gaven (63,74)

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 L 0-2 T 1-1 T 2-2


D.C. UNITED INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012) Shots 7 03/10/2012

vs. KC

L 0-1

Shots on Goal 1 03/10/2012 1 03/18/2012

vs. KC at LA

L 0-1 L 1-3

Fouls Committed 8 04/22/2012 vs. NY

W 4-1

Fouls Suffered 3 04/22/2012 vs. NY

W 4-1

Corner Kicks 3 03/10/2012 3 03/18/2012

vs. KC at LA

L 0-1 L 1-3

Offside 1 03/30/2012 1 04/07/2012 1 04/18/2012 1 04/22/2012

vs. vs. vs. vs.

W T T W

Saves 0 03/24/2012 0 04/18/2012

at VAN vs. MTL

T 0-0 T 1-1

Shots Faced 0 03/24/2012

at

T 0-0

Goals 3 Chris Pontius

04/22/2012

vs. NY

W 4-1

Goals 4 03/30/2012 4 04/22/2012

Assists 2 Dwayne De Rosario 2 Nick DeLeon

03/30/2012 04/14/2012

vs. DAL at NE

W 4-1 W 2-1

Assists 4 03/30/2012

Shots 8 Maicon Santos

04/18/2012

vs. MTL

T 1-1

Shots 22 04/14/2012

Shots on Goal 4 Chris Pontius

04/22/2012

vs. NY

W 4-1

Shots on Goal 9 03/30/2012

Fouls Committed 5 Dwayne De Rosario

03/30/2012

vs. DAL

W 4-1

Fouls Committed 17 03/18/2012 at

Fouls Suffered 4 Daniel Woolard

03/10/2012

vs. KC

L 0-1

Fouls Suffered 16 03/10/2012

Offside 4 Dwayne De Rosario

03/18/2012

at

LA

L 1-3

Corner Kicks 10 04/14/2012

Saves 7 Bill Hamid

03/10/2012

vs. KC

L 0-1

Offside 7 03/18/2012

Shots Faced 8 Bill Hamid 8 Joe Willis Goals Allowed 3 Joe Willis

03/10/2012 03/18/2012

03/18/2012

vs. KC at LA

at

LA

L 0-1 L 1-3

L 1-3

HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Goals 1 Andre Hainault 1 Brad Davis 1 Will Bruin 1 Will Bruin 1 Brian Ching Assists 1 Adam Moffat 1 Brian Ching 1 Will Bruin 1 Adam Moffat Shots 4 Will Bruin 4 Will Bruin Shots on Goal 3 Will Bruin 3 Will Bruin

03/11/2012 03/17/2012 04/15/2012 04/21/2012 04/21/2012

at at at at at

CHV SJ CHI CLB CLB

W W T T T

1-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 2-2

03/11/2012 04/15/2012 04/21/2012 04/21/2012

03/11/2012 04/21/2012

03/11/2012 04/21/2012

at at at at

at at

at at

CHV CHI CLB CLB

CHV CLB

CHV CLB

W T T T

1-0 1-1 2-2 2-2

W 1-0 T 2-2

W 1-0 T 2-2

03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 3 Brad Davis 4 Brian Ching

03/11/2012 03/23/2012

at at

CHV SEA

W 1-0 L 0-2

Saves 5 Tally Hall

03/11/2012

03/17/2012

at

at

CHV

SJ

vs. DAL

at

W 4-1 W 4-1

W 4-1

NE

vs. DAL

W 2-1

W 4-1

LA

L 1-3

vs. KC

L 0-1

at

at

NE

LA

vs. KC

W 2-1

L 1-3

vs. KC at LA

L 0-1 L 1-3

Goals Allowed 3 03/18/2012

at

L 1-3

LA

at at

SJ CLB

W 1-0 T 2-2

Goals Allowed 2 Tally Hall 2 Tally Hall

03/23/2012 04/21/2012

at at

SEA CLB

L 0-2 T 2-2

VAN

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 2 04/21/2012

at

CLB

T 2-2

Shots 5 04/15/2012

at

CHI

T 1-1

Assists 2 04/21/2012

at

CLB

T 2-2

Shots on Goal 1 04/15/2012

at

CHI

T 1-1

Fouls Committed 7 04/15/2012 at

CHI

T 1-1

Fouls Suffered 8 03/17/2012 at 8 04/21/2012 at

SJ CLB

W 1-0 T 2-2

Corner Kicks 0 04/15/2012

at

CHI

T 1-1

Offside 0 03/23/2012 0 04/15/2012 0 04/21/2012

at at at

SEA CHI CLB

L 0-2 T 1-1 T 2-2

Saves 0 03/23/2012

at

SEA

L 0-2

Shots Faced 2 03/11/2012 2 03/23/2012

at at

CHV SEA

W 1-0 L 0-2

Shots on Goal 9 03/11/2012

at

at

CHV

CHV

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 12 03/11/2012

CHV

W 1-0

at

Corner Kicks 6 03/11/2012 6 03/23/2012 6 04/21/2012

at at at

CHV SEA CLB

W 1-0 L 0-2 T 2-2

Offside 4 03/11/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Saves 5 03/17/2012

at

SJ

W 1-0

Shots Faced 6 04/21/2012

at

CLB

T 2-2

Goals Allowed 2 03/23/2012 2 04/21/2012

at at

SEA CLB

L 0-2 T 2-2

W 1-0

03/17/2012 04/21/2012

4-1 0-0 1-1 4-1

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

W 1-0

Shots Faced 5 Tally Hall 5 Tally Hall

DAL SEA MTL NY

L 0-1

Shots Faced 8 03/10/2012 8 03/18/2012

Shots 18 03/11/2012

Fouls Committed 4 Jermaine Taylor

Offside 3 Brian Ching

Saves 7 03/10/2012

vs. DAL vs. NY


2011 D.C. UNITED VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (0-1-1) UNF 4 9 13 10 16 29 27 28 5 20 23 14 25 19 15 21 12

POS PLAYER DEF Marc Burch FWD Charlie Davies M/F Chris Pontius MID*Dax McCarty FWD Josh Wolff FWD Blake Brettschneider MID Fred GK Bill Hamid DEF Dejan Jakovic MID Stephen King MID Perry Kitchen M/F Andy Najar M/F Santino Quaranta MID Clyde Simms DEF Ethan White DEF Daniel Woolard DEF Jed Zayner ----------Team totals Opponent totals

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

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

MIN 90 175 180 149 153 21 76 180 90 5 180 135 6 180 119 90 151

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

A 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 1 6 6 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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

FC 0 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 5

FS 0 3 2 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 2

OFF 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 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

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

2 2

2 2

180 180

3 6

4 7

21 27

6 13

24 27

27 24

2 0

12 13

2 2

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 13

SV 7

GA 6

GAA 3.00

PG 1

PA 1

W 0

L 1

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

13 6

7 2

6 3

3.00 1.50

1 0

1 0

0 1

1 0

1 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 28 GK Bill Hamid ----------Team totals Opponent totals

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

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. D.C. UNITED (1-0-1) UNF 12 11 25 15 20 7 21 26 32 17 5 31 1 27 22 8 4 10

POS PLAYER FWD Will Bruin MID Brad Davis FWD Brian Ching FWD Cam Weaver MID Geoff Cameron MID Colin Clark DEF Hunter Freeman MID Corey Ashe DEF Bobby Boswell DEF*Mike Chabala MID Danny Cruz DEF Andre Hainault GK Tally Hall FWD Koke MID*Lovel Palmer DEF Kofi Sarkodie DEF Jermaine Taylor MID Je-Vaughn Watson ----------Team totals Opponent totals

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

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

MIN 171 135 99 97 180 117 90 158 90 22 90 180 180 5 90 78 90 108

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

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

SHT 9 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

SOG 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 3 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 2 1 0 2

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

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

E 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

2 2

2 2

180 180

6 3

7 4

27 21

13 6

27 24

24 27

0 2

13 12

2 2

0 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Will Bruin 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Brad Davis 1, Geoff Cameron 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Brad Davis 1-1

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

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 6

SV 2

GA 3

GAA 1.50

PG 0

PA 0

W 1

L 0

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

6 13

2 7

3 6

1.50 3.00

0 1

0 1

1 0

0 1

1 1

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

0-0-0 0-0-0


D.C. UNITED VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Dynamo 7 wins, 20 goals United 3 wins, 12 goals Ties 2 04/15/2006 09/30/2006

DC 2 vs HOU 0 HOU 1 vs DC 0

(DC) (H)

05/26/2007 07/08/2007

DC 2 vs HOU 1 HOU 1 vs DC 0

(DC) (H)

07/23/2008 10/12/2008

HOU 2 at DC 0 HOU 0 vs DC 0

(DC) (H)

04/04/2009 08/01/2009

DC 1 vs HOU 0 HOU 4 vs DC 3

(DC) (H)

05/22/2010 09/25/2010

HOU 2 vs DC 0 HOU 3 at DC 1

(H) (DC)

04/29/2011 06/25/2011

HOU 4 vs DC 1 DC 2 vs HOU 2

(H) (DC)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 6 47 19 81 15 17

United 2 OT Tot. 6 0 12 49 0 96 21 0 40 83 0 164 11 0 26 27 0 44

1 9 60 28 69 15 31

Dynamo 2 OT Tot. 11 0 20 87 0 147 40 0 68 68 0 137 17 0 32 33 0 64

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

DC HOU

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 1 3 2 2 3 1 2 1 6 2 5 4

OT 0 0

Total 12 20

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Ben Olsen vs. HOU Dominic Kinnear vs. DC

0-2-1 (0.33 pts./game) 8-5-4 (1.65 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS: SUPERLIGA 08/01/2007 07/19/2008

HOU 1 vs DC 0 HOU 3 at DC 1

(H, GrpB) (DC, GrpA)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

3 2 14 9 14 11

United Luciano Emilio 3 players tied Chris Pontius Luciano Emilio Fred Ben Olsen

6 5 22 11 15 19

Dynamo Brian Ching Brad Davis Brian Ching Ching/Davis Brad Davis Ching/Davis

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

2 4 2 24 8

Troy Perkins Troy Perkins Louis Crayton Troy Perkins Troy Perkins

5 3 4 23 9

Pat Pat Pat Pat Pat

Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: United Luciano Emilio (8/1/09) 11 players tied 5 players tied Luciano Emilio (8/1/09) 5 players tied 5 players tied

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

2 1 4 3 4 4

Saves Goals Allowed

8 Zach Wells (7/23/08) 4 Wicks/Hamid

3 2 7 3 4 5

Dynamo Will Bruin (4/29/11) 5 players tied Dwayne De Rosario (7/23/08) 5 players tied Mullan/Hainault Brad Davis (7/23/08)

4 Pat Onstad (twice) 3 Pat Onstad (8/1/09)

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

W-L-T

D.C. UNITED Streak (started)

NEW YORK RED BULLS W-L-T Streak (started)

0-0-0 2-1-3 0-1-0

1 Ls (10/2/2011) 1 Ts (4/18/2012) 1 Ls (3/18/2012)

2-0-0 1-0-1 0-2-0

6 Ws (9/17/2011) 1 Ts (4/14/2012) 3 Ls (9/21/2011)

1-0-0 1-2-1

1 Ws (3/30/2012) 1 Ts (4/18/2012)

2-0-1 1-2-0

1 Ts (4/14/2012) 1 Ws (3/31/2012)

0-1-2 0-1-1 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0

2 1 1 1 30

Ts Ts Ws Ws Ws

(3/24/2012) (4/18/2012) (4/14/2012) (9/10/2011) (7/18/1998)

0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 3-0-0

3 1 1 1 8

Ls Ls Ts Ts Ws

(8/6/2011) (3/11/2012) (4/14/2012) (6/19/2011) (5/8/2009)

0-0-2 2-1-1 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0

2 1 3 3 27

Ts Ts Ls Ls Ls

(3/24/2012) (4/18/2012) (10/2/2011) (9/17/2011) (4/13/1996)

0-0-0 2-0-0 1-2-1 0-0-0 0-0-0

4 2 1 2 10

Ws Ws Ts Ls Ls

(9/17/2011) (3/25/2012) (4/14/2012) (8/6/2011) (5/25/2008)


D.C. UNITED CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-7-2)

CURRENT D.C. UNITED PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-7-2)

PLAYER Luciano Emilio Christian Gomez Marc Burch Charlie Davies Fred Joshua Gros Andy Najar Ben Olsen Chris Pontius Dax McCarty Bryan Namoff Josh Wolff Jaime Moreno Santino Quaranta Nicholas Addlery Freddy Adu Danny Allsopp Branko Boskovic Bobby Boswell Blake Brettschneider Junior Carreiro Brian Carroll Pat Carroll Christian Castillo Louis Crayton Adam Cristman Francis Doe Matias Donnet Rod Dyachenko Facundo Erpen Alecko Eskandarian Lucio Filomeno Jordan Graye Ivan Guerrero Bill Hamid Pablo Hernandez Andrew Jacobson Dejan Jakovic Julius James Greg Janicki Avery John Thabiso Khumalo Stephen King Quavas Kirk Perry Kitchen Guy-Roland Kpene Gonzalo Martinez Devon McTavish Kurt Morsink Ange N'Silu Juan Manuel Pena Gonzalo Peralta Troy Perkins Brandon Prideaux Clyde Simms Danny Szetela Carey Talley Craig Thompson Greg Vanney Carlos Varela Joe Vide Jamil Walker Rodney Wallace Zach Wells Ethan White Josh Wicks John Wilson Daniel Woolard Jed Zayner Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 6 6 2 7 4 4 6 5 2 6 2 6 4 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 6 2 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 12 12

GS 4 6 5 2 5 4 2 6 4 2 6 2 5 3 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 6 2 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 12 12

GOALKEEPER Louis Crayton Troy Perkins Zach Wells Bill Hamid Josh Wicks ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 6 1 2 1

MIN 180 540 90 180 90

12 12

1080 1080

MIN 450 437 474 175 452 360 255 460 405 149 523 153 391 276 83 180 164 90 360 21 7 346 25 90 180 45 51 77 115 180 26 64 90 87 180 90 90 360 90 101 45 65 5 4 180 71 86 353 135 65 90 90 540 180 580 11 90 64 90 16 90 24 180 90 119 90 1 90 241 1080 1080

G 3 2 1 1 1 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 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 12 20

A 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 25

SHT 10 7 4 6 2 2 4 2 14 2 2 2 3 2 1 5 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 96 147

SHTS 7 32 10 13 6

SV 6 24 8 7 2

GAA 0.00 1.33 2.00 3.00 4.00

PG 0 0 0 1 1

68 40

47 27

1.67 1.00

2 0

PLAYER Dwayne De Rosario Josh Wolff Maicon Santos Andy Najar Chris Pontius Branko Boskovic Bill Hamid Dejan Jakovic Stephen King Perry Kitchen Brandon McDonald Kurt Morsink Robbie Russell Marcelo Saragosa Ethan White Daniel Woolard Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 9 6 4 5 1 2 4 2 2 4 5 8 10 2 2 12 12

GS 5 8 4 2 4 1 2 4 1 2 3 4 7 7 1 1 12 12

GOALKEEPER Bill Hamid ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

MIN 180

12 12

1080 1080

MIN 495 678 259 255 405 90 180 360 95 180 267 338 650 725 119 145 1080 1080

G 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 20

A 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 25

SHT 21 13 6 4 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 2 96 147

SHTS 13

SV 7

GAA 3.00

PG 1

68 40

47 27

1.67 1.00

2 0


HOUSTON DYNAMO CAREER STATISTICS VS. D.C. UNITED (7-3-2) PLAYER Brian Ching Will Bruin Brad Davis Dominic Oduro Geoff Cameron Danny Cruz Stuart Holden Dwayne De Rosario Brian Mullan Cam Weaver Mike Chabala Luis Angel Landin Colin Clark Paul Dalglish Hunter Freeman Richard Mulrooney Lovel Palmer Eddie Robinson Craig Waibel Ade Akinbiyi Corey Ashe Wade Barrett Bobby Boswell Ronald Cerritos Ricardo Clark Ryan Cochrane Kevin Goldthwaite Kelly Gray Andre Hainault Tally Hall Patrick Ianni Julius James Nate Jaqua Kei Kamara Koke Alejandro Moreno Joseph Ngwenya Pat Onstad Kofi Sarkodie Adrian Serioux Jermaine Taylor Je-Vaughn Watson Chris Wondolowski Team totals Opponent totals

GP 10 2 11 3 7 3 6 5 8 3 3 1 2 1 1 6 3 7 7 1 10 7 6 1 7 4 1 1 4 3 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 9 1 3 1 2 1 12 12

GS 9 2 11 2 6 2 5 5 8 1 2 1 1 0 1 6 3 6 4 0 3 7 6 0 6 3 0 1 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 9 1 3 1 1 1 12 12

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

GP 3 9

MIN 270 810

12 12

1080 1080

CURRENT HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. D.C. UNITED (7-3-2)

MIN 784 171 898 211 572 201 417 432 693 126 202 61 117 39 90 519 270 518 406 11 353 612 540 31 558 223 18 59 353 270 139 108 117 45 5 141 193 810 78 246 90 108 45 1080 1080

G 6 3 2 2 1 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 12

A 1 0 5 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 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 0 25 11

SHT 22 9 17 8 9 6 7 17 8 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 2 6 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 147 96

SHTS 8 32

SV 4 23

GAA 1.00 1.00

PG 0 0

40 68

27 47

1.00 1.67

0 2

PLAYER Brian Ching Brad Davis Will Bruin Geoff Cameron Colin Clark Cam Weaver Corey Ashe Bobby Boswell Calen Carr Andre Hainault Tally Hall Macoumba Kandji Adam Moffat Kofi Sarkodie Nathan Sturgis Jermaine Taylor Je-Vaughn Watson Team totals Opponent totals

GP 14 22 2 7 8 3 10 6 8 4 3 3 5 1 6 1 2 12 12

GS 12 17 2 6 3 1 3 6 2 4 3 1 4 1 5 1 1 12 12

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 3

MIN 270

12 12

1080 1080

MIN 1059 1505 171 572 388 126 353 540 259 353 270 119 361 78 476 90 108 1080 1080

G 6 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 12

A 2 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 11

SHT 30 30 9 9 12 3 3 6 5 2 0 5 6 1 3 1 0 147 96

SHTS 8

SV 4

GAA 1.00

PG 0

40 68

27 47

1.00 1.67

0 2


v

(3-2-3, 12pts.)

(2-1-2, 8pts.)

APRIL 28, 2012 | RFK STADIUM | 7:30 P.M. ET | COMCAST SPORTSNET

Santos

Pontius

(8GP, 6GS, 4G, 1A)

DeLeon

(8GP, 4GS, 4G, 0A)

Kitchen

(7GP, 6GS, 3G, 3A)

De Rosario

(6GP, 6GS, 0G, 1A)

Woolard

(8GP, 8GS, 0G, 4A)

McDonald

(7GP, 7GS, 0G, 0A)

Dudar

(7GP, 7GS, 0G, 0A)

(5GP, 4GS, 0G, 0A)

Willis

(7GP, 7GS, 1.00 GAA, 2SO)

QUESTIONABLE:

Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain); Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain)

OUT:

Ethan White (R knee surgery); Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear);

Doug Hicks Kyle Sheldon Ryan Tronovitch Nico Fernandez

(202) 587-5448 (202) 587-5450 (607) 237-3865 (202) 587-5440

dhicks@dcunited.com ksheldon@dcunited.com rtronovitch@dcunited.com nfernandez@dcunited.com

Cruz

(7GP, 5GS, 1G, 1A)

Russell

(8GP, 8GS, 0G, 0A)


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2012 RECORD: 3-2-3 / (HOME: 2-1-2 AWAY: 1-1-1) Sporting Kansas City (L 0-1) at LA Galaxy (L 1-3) at Vancouver Whitecaps (D 0-0) FC Dallas (W 4-1) Seattle Sounders FC (D 0-0) at New England Revolution (W 2-1) Montreal Impact (D 1-1) New York Red Bulls (W 4-1) Houston Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes at Toronto FC at Houston Dynamo Colorado Rapids Toronto FC New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls Montreal Impact at Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew Columbus Crew at Sporting Kansas City Philadelphia Union Chicago Fire at Montreal Impact New York Red Bulls at Real Salt Lake New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Chivas USA at Portland Timbers at Toronto FC Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire

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United’s unbeaten streak

Defense the difference

The Black-and-Red is riding an unbeaten streak that is now at six games (3-0-3, 12pts.), the longest active streak in Major League Soccer, and the club hopes to extend it tonight with a win or tie. During the early season streak, the club’s longest since early 2009, D.C. United has scored 11 while only letting in four. A win or tie will put the Black-and-Red alone throughout the League with the longest active unbeaten streak, while tying Sporting KC’s early season 7-0 start.

The strides United has made on defense this year have perhaps flown under the radar, but the improvements over last year are drastic. Through eight games in 2011, United had given up 19 goals. This year, that number has been drastically cut to eight. The numbers are more impressive when one considers Ben Olsen has had to use numerous combinations across the back four in the team’s eight matches.

Shooting spree

D.C. United welcomes Houston Dynamo to the District for the teams’ first matchup of the 2012 campaign. The Dynamo hold a 3-7-2 advantage in the all-time series record, but the Black-and-Red hold a 3-2-1 home record at RFK Stadium. The clubs played each other twice in 2011: Houston won, 4-1, on April 29 at Robertson Stadium, and the teams tied, 2-2, on June 25 at RFK.

Part of the early offensive success for D.C. United is the fact that the squad’s 116 shots ranks second in the League, trailing only the first place and League best Sporting KC (129). The Black-and-Red is averaging nearly 15 shots per contest, and that means goals – United has 12 on the season, trailing only New York (17) and San Jose (13).

DeRo targets former teams

Dwayne De Rosario likes to make his former clubs hurt, having scored nine goals against former teams in his MLS career. DeRo has scored four goals against his first MLS club, the San Jose Earthquakes, notching two separate braces with both D.C. United (7/30/11) and Toronto FC (5/9/10). With the Reds, the midfielder scored a goal against the Houston Dynamo on 7/18/09. In his first season with D.C. United, De Rosario scored against each of his former teams in the second half of last year, en route to the 2011 MLS MVP award – he tallied the match-winning goal against the Red Bulls on 7/9/11, a brace against the Earthquakes on 7/30/11 and a hat trick against Toronto FC on 8/6/11.

Next four games against DeRo’s former teams

United striker Dwayne De Rosario has an impressive record when playing against former teams. Over the course of his career, the striker has netted nine against former teams in his MLS career. United’s next four games are against DeRo’s former teams.

DC to open Houston’s new stadium in two weeks

Following tonight’s matchup, the first of three with the well-traveled Dynamo club, attention will be turned to San Jose for the Black-andRed, but the two sides meet again in two weeks time, on May 12 for the inaugural match at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

DeLeon closing in on club history

The club record for most League goals scored during a rookie season is five, achieved by Santino Quaranta (2001), Freddy Adu (2004) and Andy Najar (2010). D.C. United’s first-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Nick DeLeon, is closing in on that record quickly – netting three through his first seven games played for the Black-and-Red.

Saragosa’s return

Two weeks ago while in New England, D.C. United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa left the team to join his family in Brazil to mourn his fathers death. Saragosa returned to Washington on Tuesday and trained with the team on Wednesday and will be available for selection tonight.

United vs Houston, historically

DeRo as maestro

Dwayne DeRosario’s teams have lost only 1 of the last 36 games where he recorded an assist (24–1–11). The streak has been running since May of 2005. DeRo is also sitting at third in the League with four assists, just one less than Henry and two less than Zusi.

De Rosario’s two MLS Cups with Houston

Dwayne De Rosario, a crucial member of all his MLS teams, played a significant role for the Dynamo in his time in Texas. DeRo led the expansion team to the MLS Cup in 2006, and scored the fourth and decisive penalty kick in the final versus the New England Revolution to win the title. The midfielder continued his postseason success in 2007, leading Houston to its second consecutive MLS Cup. De Rosario scored the game-winning goal in the final and was named the MLS Cup MVP for the second time in his career.

Familiar faces

D.C. United midfielders Dwayne De Rosario and Danny Cruz, and assistant coach Pat Onstad had successful careers with Houston Dynamo. De Ro and Onstad led the club to two consecutive MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007. Cruz began his MLS career with Houston, helping the team to the 2011 MLS Cup Finals.

Cruz played major role in 2011 Dynamo playoff run

D.C. United midfielder Danny Cruz began his MLS career with the Houston Dynamo in 2009 and played there until last season. He scored his first career MLS goal against D.C. United on May 22, 2010, but now the tables have turned as Cruz has played a crucial piece of Head Coach Ben Olsen’s puzzle. The 22-year-old started all four matches of the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, including 90 minutes in the final against eventual-champion L.A. Galaxy.

Pontius wins Player of the Week

Midfielder/forward Chris Pontius was unanimously selected by the North American Soccer Reporters as Major League Soccer Player of the Week. Pontius is the first player in five years of voting by the North American Soccer Reporters to be a two-time unanimous selection. Pontius earns the honor after his first career hat-trick against Eastern Conference rivals, the New York Red Bulls.


De Rosario wins MLS MVP

Dwayne De Rosario’s 2011 season was an usual one, to say the least. The 4-time MLS Cup winner started the season in Toronto, before being shipped to New York. After just a few weeks in New York, D.C. United acquired him for Dax McCarty. DeRo was motivated and went on to score 13 goals in 18 games for DC. He led MLS with 16 goals, to go along with 12 assists en route to winning his first League MVP award. DeRo signed a long-term deal with United during the offseason and may very well finish his career in DC.

Military appreciation night

Tonight’s matchup between D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo will be the 13th Annual Armed Forces & Veterans Appreciation Day. Pre-match activities will include a swearing-in ceremony of new recruits, Colors presented by a Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, and the National Anthem performed by Master Sergeant Antonio Guiliano, Senior Vocalist & National Anthem Soloist of the U.S. Army Chorus. At halftime, MSG Giuliano will return to lead the fans in “God Bless America”, following a precision drill performance by the United States Air Force Drill Team.

Dykstra back on loan

This week, D.C. United loaned backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra to USL PRO side Charleston Battery until May 20, 2012. Dykstra was previously loaned to the Battery earlier in April and posted a 1-1 record while with the club, including a shutout in 180 minutes of play.

Wolff’s role as player-coach

If there’s one thing that helps you stand above the rest in MLS, it’s experience, and that’s why Josh Wolff is taking on the new role of player-coach with D.C. United. An MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team veteran, Wolff’s experiences all over the world, his personality, and his skills on the pitch will make him an integral part of the team this season on the field and in the locker room. Wolff signed as a player with D.C. United on December 15, 2010. Last season, Wolff started 23 of the 30 games he appeared in and logged close to 2,000 minutes, netting five goals and assisting on seven more.

Turning the page

Following a fourth straight season without making the post-season, Head Coach Ben Olsen and the technical staff made the difficult decision to part ways with several club veterans. Santino Quaranta (10 seasons in DC), Clyde Simms (seven seasons), Devon McTavish (six seasons), and Marc Burch (five seasons) are no longer with the team, which makes Chris Pontius (drafted in 2009) as the longesttenured player on the team.

Impressive history

D.C. United is the most successful professional soccer team in United States history. The club has won four MLS Cups (1996, 1997, 1999, 2004), four Supporters’ Shields for putting together the best regular season record (1997, 1999, 2006, 2007), two U.S. Open Cup titles (1996, 2008) and two international trophies – the CONCACAF Champions Cup and InterAmerican Cup, both in 1998.

2011 summary

Coming off the worst season in club history (6-20-4 in 2010), D.C. United made major strides in 2011. The team increased its goal output from 21 in 2010 to 49 last season. The team was in the playoff race until the final week of the season and finished with a record of 913-12 (39 points). Injuries to Dejan Jakovic and Chris Pontius in the same week in September saw United finish the season 1-6-2 down the stretch without both in the lineup. Ultimately, it was largely the absence of those two players that saw United miss out on the postseason for the fourth year in a row.


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Name Danny Cruz Robbie Russell Brandon McDonald Dejan Jakovic Kurt Morsink Dwayne De Rosario Branko Bošković Hamdi Salihi Marcelo Saragosa Chris Pontius Andy Najar Ethan White Josh Wolff Conor Shanosky Nick DeLeon Emiliano Dudar Stephen King Daniel Woolard Chris Korb Perry Kitchen Lewis Neal Lance Rozeboom Bill Hamid Maicon Santos Joe Willis Andrew Dykstra

Date 1/12/2012 1/17/2012 1/17/2012 1/17/2012 1/18/2012 1/20/2012 1/25/2012 2/2/2012 2/3/2012 2/6/2012 2/20/2012 2/27/2012 3/2/2012 3/7/2012 3/13/2012

Pos. M D D D M M M F M M/F M D F D/M M D M D D M M M GK F GK GK

Ht. 5-8 6-2 6-1 6-2 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-8 6-0 5-9 6-4 5-10 6-4 5-8 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-4

Wt. 170 205 185 178 160 164 172 170 175 168 150 183 160 185 170 193 153 155 160 160 155 170 225 186 190 195

DOB 3-1-90 7-16-79 1-16-86 7-16-85 6-27-84 5-15-78 6-21-80 1-19-84 1-22-82 5-12-87 3-16-93 1-1-91 2-25-77 12-13-91 7-17-90 8-12-81 3-6-86 5-22-84 10-8-87 2-29-92 7-14-81 5-31-89 11-25-90 4-18-84 8-10-88 1-2-86

Hometown Petersburg, VA Amherst, MA Phoenix, AZ Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada San Jose, Costa Rica Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Vojvodina, Montenegro Shkoder, Albania Campo Grande, Brazil Yorba Linda, CA Choluteca, Honduras Kensington, MD Atlanta, GA Sterling, VA Phoenix, AZ Buenos Aires, Argentina Medford, NJ Bedford, TX Gates Mills, OH Indianapolis, IN Leicester, England Walker, IA Annandale, VA Paracambi, Brazil St. Louis, MO Woodbridge, VA

College_______________________ University of Nevada Duke University University of San Francisco University of Alabama-Birmingham James Madison University --------------------University of California-Santa Bárbara -----University of Maryland University of South Carolina -----University of Louisville -----University of Maryland Midwestern State University University of Akron University of Akron -----University of New Mexico ----------University of Denver Virginia Commonwealth University

Transaction Nick DeLeon selected in the first round (7th overall) of MLS SuperDraft Lance Rozeboom selected in second round (26th overall) of MLS Supplemental Draft Charles Rodrigues selected in third round (45th overall) of MLS Supplemental Draft Matthew Kuhn selected in fourth round (64th overall) of MLS Supplemental Draft Maicon Santos signed Danny Cruz acquired from Houston Dynamo in exchange for partial allocation Emiliano Dudar signed Hamdi Salihi signed as a Designated Player Blake Brettschneider waived Marcelo Saragosa signed Dwayne De Rosario re-signed Andrew Dykstra signed Conor Shanosky loaned to Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Lance Rozeboom signed Lewis Neal signed


2 | DANNY CRUZ

8 | BRANKO BOSKOVIC

Cruz was traded to D.C. United in early 2012 from the Houston Dynamo, where he saw action in 20 matches, including 13 starts. Cruz is a gritty player who played a major role in the Dynamo’s road to the MLS Cup final, starting all four of the Dynamo playoff games. Last year Cruz netted two goals and assisted on three others. LAST GAME: Cruz played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

Signed as a Designated Player on 6/14/2010, Boskovic appeared in 13 matches and started eight for D.C. in 2010. The midfielder joined United from Rapid Vienna in Austria. The 2011 season was cut short for Boskovic after an ACL tear early in the season. Boskovic is fit and ready to kick off the 2012 season. LAST GAME: Boskovic played 60 minutes as a starter in United’s 11 tie with the Montreal Impact on 4/18/2012.

3 | ROBBIE RUSSELL

9 | HAMDI SALIHI

Russell is one of the few United players with an MLS Cup under his belt and will use his veteran experiences to help lead the back four. Russell enjoyed a successful 2011 season at Real Salt Lake, in which he started 22 of the 26 matches he played, netting two assists in 1,809 minutes of action LAST GAME: Russell played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

4 | BRANDON McDONALD

McDonald is a hard-nosed defender who joined D.C. United midseason last year from the San Jose Earthquakes. Since joining United, McDonald started all 18 matches he played in and tallied a goal for United against the Vancouver Whitecaps. LAST GAME: McDonald played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

5 | DEJAN JAKOVIC

Jakovic, a native of Ontario, Canada, has started 56 of 57 games he has played in for the black-and-red. Jakovic is also becoming an integral part of the Canadian National Team. Jakovic was signed on 2/27/2009 from Red Star Belgrade of Serbia. LAST GAME: Jakovic played 60 minutes as a starter in United’s 2-1 win against the New England Revolution on 4/14/2012.

6 | KURT MORSINK

Morsink joined United in 2009 when he was signed from the Kansas City Wizards and has now tallied over 1,600 minutes for the side. Morsink played college soccer for James Madison University and was a standout garnering honors in all four years of play. LAST GAME: Has not yet played in 2012.

7 | DWAYNE DE ROSARIO

De Rosario is the reigning 2011 MLS MVP after an outstanding 2011 season that saw moves from Toronto to New York and from New York to his eventual landing spot in our nation’s capital. De Rosario was the league's leading scorer with an MLS-best 16 goals and 12 assists, 13 of them coming while playing for United in 18 games. LAST GAME: De Rosario played 66 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 tie win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

Salihi was signed in February of 2012 from Rapid Vienna of Austria's top division, where he was once the teammate of Branko Boskovic. Salihi, in three years with Rapid Vienna, tallied a prolific 53 goals in 90 total matches (all competitions). Salihi is already making his presence felt in D.C., scoring two goals in two games for United during his first appearances with the black-and-red in pre-season matches. LAST GAME: Salihi played 15 minutes as a substitute in United’s 41 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

11 | MARCELO SARAGOSA

Midfielder Marcelo Saragosa began his career with the youth teams at his hometown São Paulo FC in Brazil before moving to the LA Galaxy in 2004. After a brief return to São Paulo, Saragosa again joined the Galaxy in August 2005, playing four regular season games and two playoff games, helping the team win both the MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup. Saragosa, who signed with the club in February of 2012, will add depth and experience to the United roster. LAST GAME: Saragosa played all 90 minutes in United’s 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on 3/24/12.

13 | CHRIS PONTIUS

Pontius is currently D.C. United’s longest tenured player on the roster. After starting all 25 matches he played in during the 2011 season, Pontius suffered a broken right tibia. Pontius has made a great recovery and has seen action in United’s pre-season contests. LAST GAME: Pontius played 87 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

14 | ANDY NAJAR

Najar, a product of the D.C. United Youth Academy, was signed to a Generation Adidas contract on 3/22/10 with the first team and won the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year Award. The then 17-year-old midfielder was the second player to sign with the senior squad directly from United’s Academy, joining goalkeeper Bill Hamid. Najar has started in 50 of the 57 games he has played in and has tallied 10 goals and seven assists in two years. LAST GAME: Najar played 72 minutes as a starter in United’s 1-1 tie with the Montreal Impact on 4/18/2012.


15 | ETHAN WHITE

White, a native of Kensington, Maryland, was signed on 12/14/2010 after playing for the University of Maryland. Last year, White racked up close to 2,000 minutes after appearing in 24 contests with 21 starts. LAST GAME: Has not yet played in 2012.

22 | CHRIS KORB

16 | JOSH WOLFF

Korb began his professional career after being selected in the second round (31st overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft on 1/13. The former University of Akron defender started all 12 matches that he played in for United, registering two assists in 1,020 minutes of action during the 2011 MLS season. LAST GAME: Korb played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 1-1 tie with the Montreal Impact on 4/18/2012.

18 | NICK DeLEON

Kitchen became the only rookie in United’s 16-year history to lead the team in minutes played (2,726) during his inaugural MLS season in 2011. The 19-year-old played in 31 MLS matches (30 starts), missing only three league contests due to international duty with the U.S. U-20s. Kitchen continually proved his worth to Ben Olsen’s side last year, playing right back, center back and defensive midfield at various points during the season. LAST GAME: Kitchen played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

Wolff is a U.S. Soccer veteran spending numerous years in both MLS and with the U.S. Men’s National Team. Wolff signed with D.C. United on 12/15/2010 following his selection in the MLS Re-Entry Draft. Last year with D.C. United, Wolff started 23 of the 30 games he appeared in, netting five goals and assisting on seven. Wolff has also been a consistent fixture in international competition, playing in the 2000 Olympics, and the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. LAST GAME: Wolff played 10 minutes as a substitute in United’s 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on 3/24/12. With the seventh overall selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United selected University of Louisville standout midfielder Nick DeLeon. In his senior season at Louisville, DeLeon ranked second on the team in scoring with six goals and six assists, starting every match during his senior season. In addition to earning All-Great Lakes Region and All-Big East First Team honors for the second straight year, DeLeon was the only Cardinal selected to the Big East All-Tournament Team. LAST GAME: DeLeon played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

19 | EMILIANO DUDAR

Dudar, a native of Argentina, joined D.C. United on 1/25/2012 from the Swiss side BSC Young Boys and is entering his first season in Major League Soccer. In the 2009/2010 season with BSC Young Boys, Dudar was named the Swiss Golden Player as the league’s defender of the year after playing in 31 Swiss League matches (all starts) that season. LAST GAME: Dudar played all 90 minutes in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

20 | STEPHEN KING

King played at the University of Maryland where he started all 93 matches that he played in over a four-year career. King was drafted in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire and saw time with Seattle Sounders FC before coming to United in 2010. Since joining the black-and-red, King has been a regular in the first team squad. LAST GAME: King played 24 minutes as substitute in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 3/30/12.

21 | DANIEL WOOLARD

Woolard was signed on 1/6/2011 after spending time with USL side Carolina Railhawks. In 2011, he made an immediate impression and has been a consistent fixture in United’s starting 11. Woolard started all 26 games he played in last year and logged over 2,000 minutes. LAST GAME: Woolard played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

23 | PERRY KITCHEN

24 | LEWIS NEAL

Lewis Neal was acquired on 3/13 after spending the 2011 season with USL Pro side Orlando City, helping the first-year club win the league’s championship. Neal, a left footer, is a versatile player who can play anywhere through the midfield. LAST GAME: Neal played 3 minutes as a substitute in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

25 | LANCE ROZEBOOM

A versatile and hard working midfielder, Rozeboom earned his contract with United thanks to a solid preseason performance. The 22-year old was selected in the second round (26th overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft from the University of New Mexico, where he finished his collegiate career with six and five assists in 78 matches (68 starts). LAST GAME: Has not yet played in 2012.

28 | BILL HAMID

The first D.C. United Academy player ever to sign with the first team, Hamid solidified his position as United’s first-choice goalkeeper last season. Hamid was rewarded for his continued success with inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT several times last year. The young goalkeeper earned his first cap on 1/21/12, keeping a clean sheet to help the team to a 1-0 victory over Venezuela. LAST GAME: Hamid played all 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 10 loss to Sporting KC on 3/10/12.

29 | MAICON SANTOS

A physical target forward with vast experience, Santos boosts United’s attack with his outstanding technique and powerful left foot. The Brazilian striker rejoins De Rosario in D.C., after playing together for Toronto FC. Santos’s resume also includes Dallas and Chivas USA. LAST GAME: Santos played 75 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.


31 | JOE WILLIS

A reliable back-up goalkeeper, Willis made his MLS debut last year in the 4-0 win against expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The University of Denver graduate had a memorable first outing for the Black-and-Red, recording six saves and earning his first career win and shutout. Willis played three matches (three starts) for United, registering one shutout and 12 saves in 270 minutes of action during the 2011 MLS season. LAST GAME: Willis played 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22/2012.

50 | ANDREW DYKSTRA

Dykstra’s hard work in preseason paid off, earning him a contract to cap off a successful trial period with United. The Woodbridge native spent the 2011 season with USL Pro team Charleston Battery, starting each of the 16 matches he played for the South Carolina side. The former Chicago Fire goalkeeper led the league with a 0.98 goals-against average and 16 goals against. LAST GAME: Has not yet played in 2012.


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Player

Danny Cruz Robbie Russell Brandon McDonald Dejan Jakovic Kurt Morsink Dwayne De Rosario Branko Boskovic Hamdi Salihi Marcelo Saragosa Chris Pontius Andy Najar Ethan White Josh Wolff Conor Shanosky Nick DeLeon Emiliano Dudar Stephen King Daniel Woolard Chris Korb Perry Kitchen Lewis Neal Lance Rozeboom Bill Hamid Maicon Santos Joe Willis Andrew Dykstra

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

2 3 4 LA VAN DAL 1-3 0-0 4-1 90M 76M 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 45D

5 6 SEA NE 0-0 2-1 59M 90M 74D 90D 90D 90D 60D

7 MTL 1-1 18 90D 90D

8 NY 4-1 90M 90D 90D

D.C. UNITED 1 KC 0-1 16 90D 90D 90D

31

11

90F 87F 72M

84M 90M 90M 90F 66M 23 18 60M 67F 72F 65F 15 14

25

90F 90F 90M 66M 29 28 80F 80F 90M 90M 74M 74M 33 90M 90M 24 90M 90M 90M 90D 24 90D 85D 90D 30 90D 90M 90M 90M 5 3

10

16 57M 90M 90M 45 90D 90D 90D 61M 6 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 16 90M 90M 90M

90G 10 90F 62F 90F 90F 79F 30 75F 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G


Game Game Game Game Game #5 #6 #7 #8

log: #1 #2 #3 #4 04/07/2012 04/14/2012 04/18/2012 04/22/2012

03/10/2012 03/18/2012 03/24/2012 03/30/2012 DC DC DC DC

DC DC DC DC 0 2 1 4

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vs at at vs SEA 0 NE 1 MTL 1 NY 1

KC 1 LA 3 VAN 0 DAL 1 T W T W

L L T W 87

66;

36; Pontius 4 (unassisted)

60; Cruz 1 (DeLeon 1)

Maicon Santos 3 (De Rosario 3, DeLeon 2) 19; Pontius 1 (DeLeon 3) 82 Maicon Santos 4 (Kitchen 1) 72 Pontius 2 (unassisted) 8; Pontius 3 (unassisted) 32; DeLeon 3 (De Rosario 4)

Maicon Santos 1 (De Rosario 1) 28; DeLeon 2 (Maicon Santos 1) Maicon Santos 2 (De Rosario 2, Cruz 1) 73

DeLeon 1 (Saragosa 1)

D.C. UNITED Game Game Game Game

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Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United Saturday, 28 April 2012 – 6:30 p.m. CT  MLS regular season – Game #6 ‐ Road Game #6  RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.    Broadcast Information 

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DYNAMO VS. D.C. UNITED – OLD TIES BETWEEN EASTERN CONFERENCE FOES The Houston Dynamo (2‐1‐2; 8 points) meet D.C. United (3‐2‐3; 8 points) at RFK Stadium in a key early‐season  matchup on Saturday night as the Dynamo continue their seven‐game road trip to begin the 2012 season. The  Dynamo earned a 2‐2 draw at Columbus on a late  equalizer from Brian Ching last weekend while D.C. rolled to a  4‐1 win over New York behind a hat trick from Chris Pontius. Saturday’s encounter marks the first of three  meetings between D.C. and Houston in 2012, with the first two coming in a two‐week span (April 28, May 12).      Houston vs. D.C. United: The Dynamo have enjoyed success against D.C. over the years, posting a 7‐3‐2 mark in  12 meetings. Houston has won 5 of 6 meetings at home and a 2‐3‐1 mark at RFK Stadium. The Dynamo are   4‐0‐1 in their last five meetings with D.C. since United’s last win on April 4, 2009. Ching leads all players in the  series with six career goals against United.     2011 Meetings: In 2011, The Dynamo won the first meeting, 4‐1, at Robertson Stadium on April 29 behind Will  Bruin’s first career hat trick. The teams played to a 2‐2 draw at RFK Stadium on June 25, with Brad Davis’ penalty  and Brian Ching’s 89th‐minute equalizer cancelling out goals from Charlie Davies and Pontius.       

DYNAMO NOTES  A Hundred for Hainault: Andre Hainault made his 100th Dynamo appearance in all competitions  Saturday at Columbus, becoming the 15th player to reach 100 in franchise history.    Should Brian Ching start against D.C. United, it will be his 150th start in all competitions for Houston.  He will become the fourth Dynamo player to make 150 starts (Brad Davis, Pat Onstad, Brian Mullan).    Cameron the Ironman: Geoff Cameron has started and played full time in 35 consecutive matches  (playoffs included), the most among Houston field players. Cameron has played 3,126 consecutive  minutes in MLS play (playoffs included), since he did not play on May 4, 2011 vs. Colorado.  Goalkeeper Tally Hall leads all players with 39 consecutive starts. Brad Davis had a streak of 45  consecutive starts broken at Chicago on April 15.    More Milestones: Corey Ashe could make his 175 appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions if he  plays against D.C. He was listed as doubtful on Tuesday’s injury report due to a left hamstring strain.  


 Dynamo‐United Connections: There are several ties between the clubs. Midfielder Danny Cruz played  for Houston from 2009‐11 and was a regular starter late in the 2011 season for Houston’s run to MLS  Cup. Dwayne De Rosario was a star for Houston from 2006‐2008, helping the Dynamo to consecutive  titles in 2006 and 2007. The Canadian scored 32 goals – second most in Dynamo history – in 112 games  in all competitions after spending 2001‐05 with San Jose. United goalkeeper coach Pat Onstad was also  a key member of the Dynamo title teams and the starting goalkeeper from 2006‐10. He set records  (since broken by Brad Davis) for games started (170 in all competitions) minutes (15,339, all comps.),  shutouts (50, all comps.) and wins (67, all comps.).        Brad Davis has 24 goals in all competitions with the Dynamo. With his next tally, he will become the  third Houston player to reach 25 goals (Ching, 64; Dwayne De Rosario, 32).    Run of Play: Both of the Crew’s goals on Saturday came from the run of play. Prior to that, the  Dynamo had not conceded a goal in the run of play this season. All three prior goals allowed came off  set pieces (corner kick and penalty vs. Seattle and free kick vs. Chicago).    Possession: Despite playing their first five games on the road, the Dynamo have won the possession  battle in three of five games on the season and had slim disadvantages in the others. Houston had a     53‐47% possession advantage vs. Chivas USA, a narrow disadvantage (52‐48%) at San Jose, 56%  possession vs. Seattle, 55% at Chicago and a slim 51‐49% disadvantage at Columbus.    Onside: The Dynamo have not been called offside in their last three games. In its first two games,  Houston was offside six times.    Good Form: The Dynamo are (6‐1‐4) in their last 11 regular season games. Before the loss at Seattle on  March 23, Houston’s last regular season defeat was a 2‐0 setback at Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 10,  2011.    Reserves: The Dynamo Reserves conceded their first goal of the season on and lost their first game,     1‐0, against the Chicago Fire Reserves on April 16 at Toyota Park. A seventh‐minute goal from  Uruguayan forward Federico Puppo sealed the victory for the home team. The goal was set up after  Adam Moffat’s clearance was knocked down by the outstretched arm of Puppo. With no whistle,  Puppo played on and finished past Deric to put the Fire up 1‐0. The match was played in gusting winds  of up to 40 mph. With the loss, the Dynamo Reserves fall to 3‐1‐0 on the year.    First Road Win of 2012: Houston’s 1‐0 win over Chivas USA erased bad memories of the 2011 road  schedule. 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.   Well‐traveled Jamaicans: Midfielder Je‐Vaughn Watson and defender Jermaine Taylor had a chance  to settle in for the three‐week break before Chicago after plenty of time in the air. The Jamaican  internationals played three games in seven days in three different locations in March, including 3/17 at  


San Jose, 3/21 vs. Costa Rica in Kingston, Jamaica and 3/23 in Seattle. The pair also played in two  friendlies for Jamaica in February while the Dynamo participated in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in  Orlando.    Clutch: Brian Ching’s equalizer on 81 minutes at Columbus and Andre Hainault’s game‐winner two  minutes into stoppage time at Chivas USA were reminiscent of 2011 for the Dynamo. Last year,  Houston scored 14 goals in the final 15 minutes of games, second best in MLS (Seattle).    Sarkodie’s U‐23 Time: Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie started in two of three games for the U.S. U‐23  team in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Sarkodie played 90 minutes vs. Cuba  and El Salvador.     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  two trialists signing (GK‐Erich Marscheider, D‐Oscar Recio).    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.    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 team’s Youth Academy and as a color analyst on TV broadcasts.    UP NEXT: LONG ROAD TRIP ENDS IN NEW YORK BEFORE STADIUM OPENING  Houston will continue its franchise‐record seven‐game road trip on a trip to New York on May 12 before the  opening of BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston on May 15.    

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

Tally Hall;   Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Taylor;   Je‐Vaughn Watson, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Alex Dixon;   Will Bruin, Brian Ching 


HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

GK  6‐4 

205  5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

Tally Hall 

Calen Carr 

6‐0 

150  10‐4‐82 

 

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 

165  8‐14‐90 

Status

International 

Stir‐jiss 

 

180  4‐11‐84 

Kofi Sarkodie 

5‐8 

165  3‐22‐91 

KO‐fee sar‐KO‐dee 

Macoumba Kandji 

6‐4 

175  8‐2‐84 

mah‐KOOM‐bah KAHN‐gee 

Generation adidas 

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 

 

  International 

Generation adidas 

14  Colin Rolfe 

6‐0 

175  2‐15‐90 

Rawlfe 

15  Cam Weaver 

6‐4 

195  6‐10‐83 

 

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 

Homegrown Player  Homegrown Player 

19  Alex Dixon 

5‐8 

150  2‐7‐90 

 

20  Geoff Cameron 

6‐3 

185  7‐11‐85 

 

22  Brian Ownby 

6‐0 

160  7‐14‐90 

Own‐be 

23  Oscar Recio 

5‐9 

161  6‐23‐89 

REH‐cee‐oh 

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, 102‐68‐83 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 

International  Homegrown Player 

International 


Houston Dynamo Player Bios *All Dynamo career stats are regular season only GK 6-4 205 1 TALLY HALL Born: 5/12/85, SeaTac, WA Age: 26 Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) - 2007-09 College: San Diego State University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 44 GP, 44 GS, 9 SHO Goalkeeper with great size and shot-blocking ability returns as the starter in 2012 after making first MLS All-Star team in 2011.

2012 MLS: 5 GS, 426 mins, 1.00 GAA 2 shutouts, 2-1-2 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 3,060 mins, 1.21 GAA, 6 shutouts, 12-9-13

 Save of the Week candidate for multi-save sequence in 88th minute at Crew, stopping two close-range efforts to preserve 2-2 draw.  Made two saves in 3/17 win @ San Jose 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.  One of only four players to play all 3,060 minutes of the season in 2011, an MLS record. Most saves (’12): 5, 3/17/12 at San Jose Last shutout: 3/17/12 @ San Jose 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 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 – 13 GP, 4 GS, 1 G, 0 A Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago early in 2011 season.

2012 MLS: 4 GP, 50 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 339 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 4 GS, 380 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Played 11 minutes in 2-2 draw at Columbus  Has made four appearances as substitute after offseason surgery to repair meniscus in left knee  2011: Started all four playoff matches and scored game-winning goal in first leg vs. PHI on 10/30  Recovered from preseason concussion in 2011 to make 9 regular-season appearances, including 4 starts 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 – 17 GP, 13 GS, 0 G, 1 A Calm, experienced defender who provides depth across backline and remains a fixture for Jamaica national team (46 caps).

2012 MLS: 4 GP, 3 GS, 291 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 10 GS, 925 mins, 0 G, 1 A  Played 90 minutes at Columbus on Saturday  In 2011, made 13 appearances (10 starts), and notched one assist while missing time due to injury and national team duty  Made first playoff appearance at left back in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6/11. Subbed on for Brad Davis and headed free kick on goal to lead to Andre Hainault's opening goal Last start: 4/21/12 at Columbus 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: 4 GP, 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Rookie has played 90 minutes in all four Reserve League games.  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, ’11)  Two-time All-Southern Conference Second Team (2008, ’09)  Played for U.S. U-20 national team on a tour of Spain against Real Madrid, Atletico Marid, and Rayo Vallecano (2008) 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: 2 GP, 1 GS, 74 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 14 GP, 11 GS, 953 mins, 0 G,0 A  Made Dynamo starting debut in 1-1 draw at Chicago

 Played 90 minutes in 1-0 Reserves win vs. Colorado on 3/13 and 3-0 win at Sporting KC on 3/27  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.  Led club with 69 corner kicks. Last start: 4/15/12 at Chicago 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 MF 6-0 180 7 COLIN CLARK Born: 4/11/84, Fort Collins, CO Age: 28 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)  Will missed three matches (4/15 at Chicago, 4/21 at Columbus and 4/28 at DC United) due to suspension.  Started first three games of regular season  2011: Returned from 2010 ACL injury and made first MLS appearance for Houston as a late sub in 31 win vs. VAN on 4/10/11 Last goal: 10/1/11 vs. Chicago Last assist: 8/14/11 vs. Portland Last start: 3/23/12 @ Seattle 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: 21 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. 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 582 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Has played 90 minutes in Reserve League games at Chicago and FC Dallas  Played 90 minutes in two of three games for the U.S. U-23 team in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, starting games vs. Cuba and El Salvador.  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 3/25/11, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days 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 can play both the outside mid and forward positions.

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 0 GS, 19 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 1 GS, 123 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Has played 90 minutes in 4 Reserve League games.  2011: Appeared in nine games (one start) for Colorado ... Playoffs: Made three appearances off the bench and totaled 102 minutes 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 – 27 GP, 16 GS, 1 G, 2 A Energetic player who can play a variety of roles in midfield. Jamaica international (15 caps).

2012 MLS: 5 GP, 5 GS, 392 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 22 GP, 11 GS, 1,163 mins, 1 G, 2 A  Has started five consecutive games for first time since 6/25-7/23/11, when he started five in a row.  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 playoff 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 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 – 162 GP, 148 GS, 22 G, 62 A Original Dynamo player, 4-time MLS All-Star and winner of last three team MVP awards. Club's all-time 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  Did not play at Chicago due to left calf strain, breaking a streak of 45 consecutive regular season games started. Previous regular season game he did not start: 8/28/10 at COL  Scored game-winning penalty (14’) in 1-0 win @ San Jose on 3/17  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)  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 notched at least 10 assists in three consecutive seasons and four of the last six  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 – 30 GP, 26 GS, 7 G, 2 A

 Named to MLS Team of Week after scoring opening goal and assisting on Ching’s tying goal in 2-2 draw at Columbus  Was Bruin’s first assist since 4/2/11 @ New York  Scored first goal since 9/17/11 at San Jose with opening goal in of 1-1 draw at Chicago  2011: Appeared as a sub in three playoff games (DNP in MLS Cup)  Scored five goals to tie for lead among 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 Last goal: 4/21/12 at Columbus Last assist: 4/21/12 at Columbus 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: 4 GP, 1 GS, 152 mins, 1 G, 1 A 

Forward saw significant playing time after being selected in the first round (No. 11) of 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

2012 MLS: 5 GP, 5 GS, 390 mins, 2 G, 1 A 2011 MLS: 25 GP, 21 GS, 1,693 mins, 5 G, 1 A

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Has been productive off the bench in three Reserve League games, scoring goal in 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27 and recording assist on winner at FC Dallas on 4/10. 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

FW 6-4 195 15 CAM WEAVER 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 – 52 GP, 29 GS, 10 G, 3 A Towering target forward who missed end of 2011 season with hip injury

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 0 GS, 29 MINS, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 335 mins, 2 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 16 GS, 1,611 mins, 4 G, 1 A  Made season debut as substitute in 1-0 win at San Jose on 3/17 for first appearance since 9/17/11.  2012 Reserves: Scored game-winning goals in 1-0 win at FC Dallas on April 10 and 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27  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: 4/21/12 @ Columbus 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, Cleveland City Stars – 2007 (USL2); Elgin City – 2006-07 (Scotland); Ross County – 2005-06 (Scotland) Dynamo career: Second year – 17 GP, 16 GS, 2 G, 3 A

Tenacious two-way midfielder acquired in July 2011 trade with Portland in exchange for Lovel Palmer and Mike Chabala.

2012 MLS: 4 GP, 4 GS, 360 mins, 0 G, 2 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 12 GS, 1,103 mins, 2 G, 1 A (HOU only)

 Assisted on Bruin’s opening goal in 2-2 draw at Columbus, with corner kick against former team.  Missed Chicago game due to one-game suspension for a "reckless challenge” against Seattle on 3/23.  Earned assist on Andre Hainault’s stoppage-time winner at Chivas USA on 3/11/12  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  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  Scored spectacular 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 Last goal: 10/23/11 vs. LA Galaxy Last assist: 4/21/12 at Columbus Last yellow card: 3/23/12 at Seattle Last red card: 8/17/11 at New England Last two-goal game: Never in MLS 17 LUIZ CAMARGO MF 5-8 172 I Born: 5/24/87, Vinheda, Brazil Age: 24 Last Club: Paraná Clube 2009-11 (Brazil Serie B) Other Clubs: Mogi Mirim 2009 (Brazil) Dynamo career: Second year – 10 GP, 8 GS, 0 G, 2 A Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August 2011

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 2 GS, 176 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 6 GS, 515 mins, 0 G, 2 A


 Played 90 minutes for first time in 2012 in 2-2 draw at Columbus  Made first start of season at Chicago on 4/15, playing first 63 minutes  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 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. LOAN: Currently on loan to the San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 1 GS, 179 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 873 mins, 0 G, 2 A  2011: Rookie did not appear in a competitive match  Made first professional appearance in 2-0 Dynamo Charities Cup loss vs. Bolton Wanderers on 7/20/11  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: 4 GP, 4 GS, 332 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 84 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 Reserves: 9 GP, 8 GS, 731 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Tallied goal and two assists in 3-0 Reserve League win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27  Has started all four Reserve League games.  2011: Made seven substitute appearances in league play and scored one goal in his rookie season  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 8/20/11, curling in left-footed shot from top of box  Open Cup: Made first Dynamo start and played 120 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 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 – 106 GP, 90 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: 5 GP, 5 GS, 426 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 33 GS, 2,970 mins, 5 G, 5 A  Has started and played full time in 35 consecutive matches (playoffs included) – most among Dynamo field players   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


 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: 3/17/11 at San Jose 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: 3 GP, 2 GS, 101 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Suffered left elbow dislocation in Reserve League game at Chicago on 4/16  Scored winning goal in 80th minute of 1-0 win Colorado Rapids on 3/13. 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 games  2011 All-ACC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third 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; served as No. 2 goalkeeper in 2011 after strong outings in 2010.

2012 Reserves: 4 GS, 360 mins, 0.25 GAA, 3 shutouts, 3-1-0 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 900 mins, 1.10 GAA, 6 shutouts, 6-4-0

 Started and recorded shutouts in all three Reserve League wins – 1-0 at FC Dallas on Tuesday, 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27 and 1-0 vs. Colorado on 3/13.  Has now recorded 9 shutouts in 14 Reserve League games since start of 2011  2011: Served as Tally Hall’s backup entire season  Other: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo Charities Cup vs. Bolton 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  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 – 130 GP, 115 GS, 52 G, 17 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: 5 GP, 5 GS, 379 mins, 1 G, 1 A 2011 MLS: 20 GP, 15 GS, 1,242 mins, 5 G, 1 A 2011 Playoffs: 4 GS, 320 mins, 1 G, 1 A  Scored first goal of season with 81st-minute equalizer at Columbus on Saturday  149 Dynamo starts in all competitions before D.C. match – with start, will become 4th Dynamo player to reach 150 (Davis, Onstad, Mullan)  Assisted on Will Bruin’s goal at Chicago, marking his 25th assist in all competitions for Dynamo.


 Start at Seattle on 3/23 was 171st Dynamo appearance in all competitions, passing Pat Onstad for 4th on franchise list  Started opening day on 3/11 for the sixth time in seven years with Houston.  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 in 2011 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 64 goals is twice the amount of the second player on the all-time list (Dwayne De Rosario, 32 goals). Last goal: 4/21/12 at Columbus Last assist: 4/15/12 at Chicago Last two-goal game: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Last hat trick: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago (2 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 – 134 GP, 80 GS, 1 G, 11 A Career midfielder switched to left back early in 2011 season and earned MLS All-Star selection

2012 MLS: 4 GP, 4 GS, 335 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 32 GP, 30 GS, 2,617 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Listed as doubtful on Tuesday injury report due to left hamstring strain. If he plays, it will be his 175th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions.  Start at Seattle was 172nd Dynamo appearance in all competitions, the third most in club history  Missed San Jose game with strained left hamstring  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 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 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 – 84GP, 81GS, 5 G, 3 A Promising Canadian defender who can play anywhere on back line. Canada international (24 caps, 2 goals)

2012 MLS: 5 GS, 5 GP, 3811 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  Made his 100th Dynamo appearance in all competitions Saturday at Columbus, becoming the 15th player to reach 100 in franchise history  Scored game-winner in the 2nd minute of stoppage time for 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11/12.


 2011: Dynamo Defender of the Year  Played every minute of playoffs and led team with two goals  Defensive stalwart played almost every minute when not on national team duty  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 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: 4/21/12 at Columbus 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 – 117 GP, 116 GS, 7 G, 2 A Backbone of the Dynamo defense since joining club in 2008. United States international (3 caps).

2012 Career: 5 GP, 5 GS, 426 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 27 GS, 2,460 mins, 5 G, 1 A  Made 150th Dynamo appearance in all competitions in 2-0 loss at Seattle on 3/23, becoming sixth Dynamo player to reach 150  Has played entire game in 15 consecutive Dynamo matches beginning on 9/14/11 at Columbus.  2011: Played every minute of all four playoff games  Scored a career-high five goals to tie for the team lead, adding one assist 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


DYNAMO GAME-BY-GAME LINEUPS Dynamo at Chivas USA – 3/11/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Colin Clark  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Brad Davis  Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 86)  Will Bruin (Calen Carr 77)    Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes – 3/17/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor   Colin Clark (Nathan Sturgis 82)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Brad Davis  Will Bruin (Calen Carr 67)  Brian Ching (C) (Cam Weaver 67)    Dynamo at Seattle Sounders – 3/23/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault (Jermaine Taylor 45)  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Colin Clark   Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 67)  Brad Davis  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 76)     

    Dynamo at Chicago Fire – 4/15/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault   Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Nathan Sturgis  Luiz Camargo (Calen Carr 63)  Corey Ashe  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C)      Dynamo at Columbus Crew – 4/21/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault   Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 79)  Nathan Sturgis  Luiz Camargo   Corey Ashe (Macoumba Kandji 91)  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C) (Cam Weaver 84)    


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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 Oscar Recio Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell

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2 SJ 1-0 90G 23 90D

3 4 SEA CHI 0-2 1-1 90G 66G 3 66D 45

5 CLB 2-2 90G 11 90D

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 CHV 1-0 90G 13

8 66M 90M 82M 90M 4 14 1 90M 90M 67M 66M 79M 90M 90M 90M 77F 67F 90F 66F 90F 23 6 90M 90M 90M 90M 23 63M 90M

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W W L T T Bruin 1 (Ching 1) 24 Bruin 2 (Moffat 2) 59; Ching 1 (Bruin 1)

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

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 1 0 1 2 81


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