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HOUSTON DYNAMO v D.C. UNITED (May 12, BBVA Compass Stadium, 3:30 p.m. CT; NBC SN) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Dynamo 7 2-3-2 8 7 9 at home 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 United on road

1

11 5-3-3 18 20 15 5 2-2-1 7 8 9

Hall

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

31

ALL-TIME (13 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 22 goals … United 4 wins, 15 goals … Ties 2 AT HOUSTON (6 meetings): Dynamo 5 wins, 12 goals … United 0 wins, 4 goals … Ties 1

10

29

13

Maicon Santos

Pontius

Korb

A 15 60

9 6 5 0

7 3 4 1

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

13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0

7 4 2 1 0 1 0 0

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) HOU DC

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

3 12 5

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

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 5/09/2012 HOU 0, NY 1 4/21/2012 HOU 2, CLB 2 3/17/2012 HOU 1, SJ 0 5/09/2012 HOU 0, NY 1

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Dynamo WWLTTLL United LLTWTWTWWLW

2 Cruz

Kitchen

14

21

4

Woolard

McDonald

Najar

28

3 8 4

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. SAR (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; JAR (opposite): Bill Dittmar; 4th: Daniel Fitzgerald INJURY REPORTS HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation) … D.C. UNITED – OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear); DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain); PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)

(0) (5) (8) (0) (2) (5) (0)

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)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 2-0-2 0-3-0 4-1-0 1-2-1

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

7 De Rosario

Hamid

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

1 5 3

25 Ching

22

TYPE OF PLAY

2 4 1

12 Bruin

23

F 20 45

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0

11 Davis

HOW SCORED

3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0

17 Camargo

Neal

UNITED

4 2 2 1

16 Moffat

24

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM

2 4 1 0

26

Watson

UPCOMING MATCHES UNITED DYNAMO Wed. May 16 Colorado Tue. May 15 Portland Sat. May 19 Toronto FC Sat. May 19 at New England Sat. May 26 New England Sat. May 26 Los Angeles Sat. June 16 at Philadelphia Sun. June 10 at Vancouver

A 9 70

20 Cameron

Ashe

2012 (MLS): 4/28: DC 3, HOU 2: (Maicon Santos 11, 70; De Rosario 54 – Bruin 50, 59)

F 7 90

32 Boswell

Hainault

DYNAMO

ROSTERS 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)

D.C. UNITED Date Score (Gms since) 4/28/2012 DC 3, HOU 2 (0) 5/05/2012 DC 2, TOR 0 (0) 3/10/2012 DC 0, KC 1 (5) 5/02/2012 DC 3, SJ 5 (1) 4/18/2012 DC 1, MTL 1 (4) 5/05/2012 DC 2, TOR 0 (0) 4/07/2012 DC 0, SEA 0 (6)

TEAM LEADERS DYNAMO G: 4 Bruin A: 2 Moffat SHT: 23 Bruin SOG: 13 Bruin FC: 9 Hainault/Moffat FS: 8 Ching OF: 4 Ching C: 2 Hainault E: 0 UNITED G: 6 Santos A: 7 De Rosario SHT: 40 Santos SOG: 13 Santos FC: 17 Santos FS: 15 Cruz/De Rosario OF: 11 Santos C: 3 Santos/Pontius E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG HOU 7 2 3 2 0 0 7 1.00 DC 11 3 2 2 2 2 20 1.82 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG HOU 7 2 2 2 1 0 9 1.29 DC 11 3 5 1 1 1 15 1.36 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 7 1 1 0 3 0 2 DC 20 3 2 2 3 7 3 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 9 2 3 0 1 3 0 DC 15 1 3 2 2 5 2


HOUSTON DYNAMO v D.C. UNITED

(May 12, BBVA Compass Stadium, 3:30 p.m. CT - MLS Game 90)

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 7 7 0 0 46 46 0 1 3 Calen Carr FW 6-0 150 10/04/1982 Oakland, CA 6 1 0 0 97 24 10 3 4 Jermaine Taylor DF 5-10 195 01/14/1985 Portland, Jamaica 6 5 0 1 19 15 0 2 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 4 3 0 0 117 90 14 13 8 Kofi Sarkodie DF 5-8 165 03/22/1991 Huber Heights, OH 1 0 0 0 8 7 0 0 9 Macoumba Kandji FW 6-4 175 08/02/1985 Dakar, Senegal 4 1 0 0 61 36 6 10 10 Je-Vaughn Watson MF 6-1 175 10/22/1983 St. Catherine, Jamaica 6 6 0 0 28 17 1 2 11 Brad Davis MF 5-11 175 11/08/1981 St. Charles, MO 5 4 1 0 261 222 36 80 12 Will Bruin FW 6-2 194 10/24/1989 St. Louis, MO 7 6 4 1 32 27 9 2 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 3 1 0 0 62 35 11 5 16 Adam Moffat MF 6-0 175 05/15/1986 Glasgow, Scotland 6 6 0 2 67 54 7 4 17 Luiz Camargo MF 5-8 172 05/04/1987 Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 5 4 0 0 12 10 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 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 Geoff Cameron DF 6-3 185 07/11/1985 Attleboro, MA 7 7 0 0 108 92 11 13 20 22 Brian Ownby MF 6-0 160 07/16/1990 Glen Allen, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oscar Recio DF 5-9 161 06/23/1989 Monterrey, Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 Tyler Deric GK 6-3 195 08/30/1988 Houston, TX 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 24 Brian Ching FW 6-1 195 05/24/1978 Haleiwa, HI 6 6 1 1 195 163 78 29 25 26 Corey Ashe DF 5-7 154 03/14/1986 Orange County, CA 6 6 0 1 136 82 1 12 28 Erich Marscheider GK 6-3 185 01/05/1993 Vienna, Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Andre Hainault DF 6-0 180 06/17/1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 6 6 1 0 85 82 5 3 31 Bobby Boswell DF 6-2 185 03/15/1983 Austin, TX 7 7 0 0 199 196 11 7 32 HEAD  COACH  :  Dominic Kinnear

07/26/1967 W102 L70 T83

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 10 8 1 2 61 35 5 7 3 Robbie Russell DF 6-2 200 07/16/1979 Accra, Ghana 10 10 0 0 88 78 1 9 4 Brandon McDonald DF 6-1 185 01/16/1986 Phoenix, AZ 10 10 0 3 102 92 5 7 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 11 11 2 7 285 239 95 70 8 Branko Boskovic MF 6-2 170 06/21/1980 Vojvodina, Montenegro 7 2 0 0 24 11 0 0 9 Hamdi Salihi FW 6-0 170 01/19/1984 Shkoder, Albania 8 5 2 0 8 5 2 0 11 Marcelo Saragosa MF 6-0 175 01/22/1982 Campo Grande, Brazil 4 3 0 1 120 99 2 8 13 Chris Pontius FW 6-0 170 05/12/1987 West Covina, CA 11 7 5 1 81 68 18 10 14 Andy Najar MF 5-7 150 03/16/1993 Santa Cruz, Honduras 6 4 0 1 63 54 10 8 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 9 8 3 3 9 8 3 3 19 Emiliano Dudar DF 6-4 193 01/17/1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina 6 5 0 0 6 5 0 0 20 Stephen King MF 5-8 153 03/06/1986 Medford, NJ 4 1 0 1 74 39 3 3 21 Daniel Woolard DF 5-10 155 05/22/1984 Bedford, TX 10 10 1 2 52 42 3 2 22 Chris Korb DF 5-9 160 10/08/1987 Gates Mills, OH 6 3 0 0 18 15 0 2 23 Perry Kitchen MF 6-0 160 02/29/1992 Indianapolis, IN 9 9 0 1 40 39 1 1 24 Lewis Neal MF 5-11 155 07/14/1981 Leicester, England 4 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 25 Lance Rozeboom MF 6-1 170 05/31/1989 Walker, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 Bill Hamid GK 6-3 225 11/25/1990 Annandale, VA 2 2 0 0 38 38 0 0 29 Maicon Santos FW 6-1 186 04/18/1984 Paracambi, Brazil 11 9 6 1 73 54 20 6 31 Joe Willis GK 6-5 190 08/10/1988 St. Louis, MO 9 9 0 0 12 12 0 0 50 Andrew Dykstra GK 6-4 205 01/02/1986 Woodbridge, VA 0 0 0 0 17 17 0 1 HEAD  COACH: Ben Olsen

05/03/1977 W17 L24 T16


HOUSTON DYNAMO vs D.C. UNITED BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, Houston, Texas May 12, 2012 (WEEK 10, MLS Game #90) 3:30 p.m. CT (NBC SN) It’s the grand opening of Major League Soccer’s newest palace for the Beautiful Game as the Houston Dynamo make their long-awaited BBVA Compass Stadium debut against D.C. United on Saturday afternoon. The Dynamo return home after a seven-game road trip, winless in their last five, after a 1-0 loss at New York at midweek. United are on the third game of a road swing of their own, rebounding for a 2-0 win at Toronto FC last weekend. REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. SAR (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; JAR (opposite): Bill Dittmar; 4th: Daniel Fitzgerald MLS Career: 64 games; FC/gm: 24.5; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 14; pens: 9 INJURY REPORT: HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation) … D.C. UNITED – OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear); DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain); PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DC: Maicon Santos, Chris Pontius HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (13 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 22 goals … United 4 wins, 15 goals … Ties 2 AT HOUSTON (6 meetings): Dynamo 5 wins, 12 goals … United 0 wins, 4 goals … Ties 1 FUTURE MATCH: 7/15: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 8 p.m. CT (Galavision)  United have never won in Houston, in six all-time visits. The Dynamo have a three-game home winning streak alive vs. D.C. United.  United’s win in the first meeting this year was their first since a 1-0 triumph April 4, 2009 at RFK Stadium. The Dynamo had four of the previous five meetings, with one draw.  Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. DC: P18 W8 L6 D4 … Ben Olsen v HOU: P4 W1 L2 D1 LAST MEETING (MLS): 4/28: DC 3, HOU 2: (Maicon Santos 11, 70; De Rosario 54 – Bruin 50, 59)  United once again got off to a flying start. In the 11th minute, a long ball out of the back from Brandon McDonald found Chris Pontius behind the defense, and he touched the ball around on-rushing Houston ‘keeper Tally Hall before finding an unmarked Maicon Santos for a header from the spot.  The Dynamo pulled level in the 50th minute through Will Bruin. Jermaine Taylor placed a pinpoint cross in the box from the left corner, which the unmarked Bruin volleyed in from six yards out.  But United were back ahead through Dwayne De Rosario in the 54th minute. After a corner was partially cleared, the Canadian international whipped a ball in from the left side that slithered past everyone, including Hall, as the ball curled in off the far post.  Just five minutes later though, the Dynamo again were level. Bruin pounced on a loose ball outside the United box and fired dipping shot on frame that slipped under goalkeeper Joe Willis.  But Maicon Santos wasn’t to be outdone. In the 70th minute, he rose highest to meet a Daniel Woolard cross, nodding it off Hall's hand to the back of the net for the eventual game-winner.  D.C. UNITED (4-3-1-2): Joe Willis - Robbie Russell, Brandon McDonald, Emiliano Dudar (Marcelo Saragosa 44), Daniel Woolard - Danny Cruz (Andy Najar 65), Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon - Dwayne De Rosario - Maicon Santos, Chris Pontius (Lewis Neal 83).  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault (Brad Davis 72), Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor - Je-Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 59), Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Corey Ashe (Kofi Sarkodie 82) - Will Bruin, Brian Ching.

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HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo concluded their long season-opening road swing with a second consecutive loss, their winless run at five after a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday evening at Red Bull Arena. The Dynamo are tied for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 8 points from 6 games. LAST MATCH  The game's lone goal came after seven minutes. Kenny Cooper raced onto a lazy back pass from Dynamo defender Corey Ashe, and deflected the ball into the back of the net as goalkeeper Tally Hall attempted to clear.  Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara was called upon to make three saves on the night in recording a third consecutive shutout.  Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made four changes to the team that went down to a 3-2 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Calen Carr, Brad Davis, Macoumba Kandji and Cam Weaver came into the team, in place of Andre Hainault, Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin and Brian Ching.  HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-2): Tally Hall - Jermaine Taylor, Geoff Cameron, Bobby Boswell, Corey Ashe Calen Carr, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo (Alex Dixon 56), Brad Davis - Macoumba Kandji (Colin Clark 73), Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 61). TEAM NEWS  The Dynamo conclude their road trip while awaiting the completion of BBVA Compass Stadium with two wins, three losses and two draws – after starting it with a pair of victories.  “(Being on the road) is not so bad. I just wished we had more games played; the breaks in between games were too much,” said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. But to be able to play in a new stadium that’s very exciting. We’ve been playing for three months now and it’s only been seven games, you want to get into a rhythm of playing games instead of training all the time.”  After scoring two goals in each of the last two games, the Dynamo were shut out for the first time since the 2-0 loss at Seattle on March 23.  “We gave up an early goal and went searching for the equalizer and had a lot of the play and had some chances, but just couldn’t find the goal today,” Kinnear said. “This group’s always the same. I’m never left questioning their attitude and commitment trying to get back into games. These guys are professionals and they care and it shows in the way they play.”  For the first time this season, the Dynamo did not start the strike tandem of Brian Ching and Will Bruin. Bruin came on for the final half-hour; Ching did not figure in the match.  After three substitute appearances, Macoumba Kandji made his first start of the season. Cam Weaver was also given his first start of the season.  “Things like this happen. I think we were really close and we dominated most of the game but we were just unlucky at the end, we couldn’t get that final finishing touch at the end, Kandji said. “I can’t really say anything but to give them credit for hanging in there 90 minutes after the goal.”  Brad Davis started his first match since March 23, missing two matches with a calf strain before coming on as a substitute against D.C. United.  “I feel like we were the better team and we moved the ball well and had the chances,” Davis said. “We’re very disappointed about this and I’m taking this one pretty hard and putting this one on my shoulders. I had a number of chances and I have to score one of those opportunities. Those are opportunities you pray for all year long and I have to do better with my opportunities.”  Corey Ashe made his return to the back four where he had started two of the opening three games this season. D.C. UNITED D.C. United won for the third time in four games, rebounding for a 2-0 victory against Toronto FC on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. United are in third place in the Eastern Conference with 18 points from 11 games. LAST MATCH  Seconds after a handball on the line appeared to have kept out a United goal, the visitors struck. Chris Pontius took a pass outside the area and lashed a left-footed rocket into the top left corner for the 55th-minute opener.  United's Hamdi Salihi, who came on as a substitute in the 71st minute, put the game away in the 75th in the wake of a corner kick. After the initial set piece was cleared, Brandon McDonald headed the ball back into the area, and Salihi fired it home expertly from a half-turn.  United head coach Ben Olsen made four changes to the team that fell 5-3 to the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. Bill Hamid made his return to goalkeeping duties, replacing Joe Willis. Andy Najar, Chris Korb and Lewis Neal came into the team, in place of Robbie Russell, Marcelo Saragosa and Nick DeLeon.  D.C. UNITED (4-3-1-2): Bill Hamid - Andy Najar, Daniel Woolard, Brandon McDonald, Chris Korb - Danny Cruz, Perry Kitchen, Lewis Neal (Branko Boskovic 46) - Dwayne De Rosario - Maicon Santos (Hamdi Salihi 71), Chris Pontius (Stephen King 65).

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TEAM NEWS  Just 72 hours after opening their three-game road trip with a 5-3 loss in San Jose – the most goals United have allowed in nearly five years, since a 5-2 loss at Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2008 – they kept their first clean sheet in six matches.  “If you look at [the back four] it was an attacking lineup,” said Brandon McDonald. “Andy [Najar] is flying up and down, [Chris] Korb is the same way. There were just more attacking options for us to keep the ball."  The back four included three players – Chris Korb, Daniel Woolard, and Andy Najar – all playing out of their natural positions.  Korb shifted to the left side of the back four, while Najar – who made his name on club and international level after his performances as a winger – moved to right back. It was a position he had played in his days in the United academy.  “I was surprised when they put me at right back," Najar said. “But if there are more opportunities to play there then I will take advantage of them. I'll gladly take the responsibility of playing right back and do my best for the team.”  Said Ben Olsen: “You see some things out there that maybe – against a better team – could have cost us. Just as far as his positioning and not knowing the position. Saying that, he did a lot of great things too. On the offensive side his instincts are good and his passing out of the back was good. He also made a play or two that kept us in the game early. I thought he did a great job.”  Daniel Woolard, who played at fullback in San Jose, moved inside to partner Brandon McDonald. McDonald assisted on both United goal from his spot.  Goalkeeper Bill Hamid recorded the shutout in making his first appearance for United since the season opener, after suffering an injury while playing for the U.S. U-20 national team in their failed Olympic qualification effort.  “Every last player was first class," said Hamid. “It was a makeshift back line because this is a tough stretch of games, but we have faith in every single player on this team.”  After going his first six appearances with United without hitting the back of the net, Hamdi Salihi has scored in back-to-back games – both after coming on as a substitute.  “Normally when you don’t score, you are angry with yourself,” Salihi said. “You lose a bit of confidence, but I always try to believe in myself, and wait for my moments. And I knew when the first goal came, the second, third, and fourth ones would be easier.”  “I think we’re seeing now what he’s about,” Olsen said of Salihi. “He doesn’t need many opportunities to score goals. Forwards are streaky, and they go through runs, and they’re human so they go through confidence issues, [but] he’s done great. He wants more. He wants to play more, and I don’t blame him, and he’s making me make some tough decisions.”

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2012 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (2-3-2, 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 4 D Jermaine Taylor 32 D Bobby Boswell 17 M Luiz Camargo 20 D Geoff Cameron 3 F Calen Carr 7 M Colin Clark 19 M Alex Dixon 1 G Tally Hall 9 F Macoumba Kandji 8 D Kofi Sarkodie 6 M Nathan Sturgis 10 M Je-Vaughn Watson 15 F Cam Weaver 5 D Warren Creavalle 24 G Tyler Deric 28 G Erich Marscheider 22 M Brian Ownby 23 D Oscar Recio 14 F Colin Rolfe Team totals Opponent totals

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

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

MIN 509 469 378 453 540 507 471 606 322 606 171 279 34 606 92 8 74 451 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 606 606

G 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9

A 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8

SHT 23 5 6 4 9 4 3 3 0 5 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 88

SV 19 19 22

GA 9 9 7

SOG 13 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 29

FC 1 7 4 9 9 4 4 6 4 7 5 1 0 0 2 0 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 70

GAA 1.34 1.34 1.04

PG 1 1 1

FS 6 8 6 2 2 7 1 7 5 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 72

OFF 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 13

CK 0 0 22 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 29

C 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 10

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 7 Team totals 7 Opponent totals 7

GS 7 7 7

MIN 606 606 606

SHTS 29 29 29

PA 1 1 1

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

W 2 2 3

L 3 3 2

T 2 2 2

SO 2 2 2

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


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

GAME-WINNING GAME-WINNING Nick DeLeon PENALTY KICK

GP 11 11 9 11 8 10 10 10 4 9 6 4 7 6 2 4 6 4 10 9 3 0 0 0 0 11 11

GS 9 7 8 11 5 8 10 10 1 9 4 3 2 5 2 4 3 1 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 11 11

MIN 777 652 703 960 419 663 881 900 116 810 412 271 269 449 180 285 330 60 884 810 59 0 0 0 0 990 990

G 6 5 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 15

A 1 1 3 7 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 14

SHT 40 18 16 33 16 13 3 2 1 2 5 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 160 153

SOG 13 7 10 8 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 52 50

FC 17 7 5 16 3 16 7 7 1 9 7 7 8 4 0 3 2 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 129 123

FS 6 13 8 15 8 15 11 5 1 7 2 4 4 1 0 4 2 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 123 129

OFF 11 2 1 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 29 32

CK 2 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 48

C 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 11

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

GOALS: Chris Pontius 3, Maicon Santos 1, Nick DeLeon 1 ASSISTS: Daniel Woolard 1, Brandon McDonald 1, Maicon Santos 1, Dwayne De Rosario 1 1 GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

D.C. UNITED INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 28 G Bill Hamid 2 31 G Joe Willis 9 Team totals 11 Opponent totals 11

GS 2 9 11 11

MIN 180 810 990 990

SHTS 12 38 50 52

SV 11 24 35 30

GA 1 14 15 20

GAA 0.50 1.56 1.36 1.82

PG 0 0 0 0

PA 0 0 0 0

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

W 1 4 5 3

L 1 2 3 5

T 0 3 3 3

SO 1 2 3 3


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 L 2-3 L 0-1

ATT. 14,464 21,816 38,304 10,489 10,479 13,975 11,315

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) 2-2-2 T4 8 HOU: Bruin (50,59); DC: Santos (11,70) De Rosario (54) 2-3-2 0 8 NY: Cooper (7)

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 W 3-2 L 3-5

ATT. 16,314 18,466 19,394 13,169 15,651 10,389 10,135 13,262 13,975 8,734

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) 4-2-3 2 15 DC: Santos (11,70) De Rosario (54); HOU: Bruin (50,59) 4-3-3 2 15 DC: De Rosario (8) Woolard (64) Salihi (88); SJ: Lenhart (19,74) Wondolowski (21,69) Morrow (31) 5-3-3 2 18 DC: Pontius (55) Salihi (75)

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

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May

10 18 24 30 7 14 18 22 28 2

OPPONENT Sporting KC at Los Angeles at Vancouver FC Dallas Seattle at New England Montreal New York Houston at San Jose

Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Thu. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

May May May May May June June June July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

5 12 16 19 26 16 24 30 15 21 4 11 19 22 25 29 1 15 20 23 29 6 20 27

at Toronto FC W 2-0 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

18,364


HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Goals 2 Will Bruin

04/28/2012

at

DC

L 2-3

Assists 1 6 times Shots 7 Will Bruin Shots on Goal 3 Will Bruin 3 Will Bruin 3 Will Bruin Fouls Committed 4 Jermaine Taylor Fouls Suffered 4 Bobby Boswell Offside 2 Will Bruin 2 Brian Ching Saves 5 Tally Hall Shots Faced 7 Tally Hall Goals Allowed 3 Tally Hall

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 2 04/21/2012 2 04/28/2012

Shots 5 04/15/2012

at

CHI

T 1-1

Shots on Goal 1 04/15/2012

at

CHI

T 1-1

Fouls Committed 6 05/09/2012 at

NY

L 0-1

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

Assists 2 04/21/2012 2 04/28/2012 04/28/2012

at

DC

03/17/2012

04/28/2012

03/11/2012 04/28/2012

03/17/2012

04/28/2012

04/28/2012

at at at

at

at

at at

at

at

at

CHV CLB DC

SJ

DC

CHV DC

SJ

DC

DC

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

W 1-0

L 2-3

W 1-0 L 2-3

Shots on Goal 9 03/11/2012

at

at

Fouls Committed 14 03/11/2012 at 14 03/17/2012 at Fouls Suffered 12 03/11/2012 Corner Kicks 6 03/11/2012 6 03/23/2012 6 04/21/2012

at

at at at

vs. NY

W 4-1

Assists 2 Dwayne De Rosario 2 Nick DeLeon 2 Daniel Woolard 2 Dwayne De Rosario 2 Brandon McDonald

03/30/2012 04/14/2012 04/28/2012 05/02/2012 05/05/2012

vs. at vs. at at

W W W L W

Shots 8 Maicon Santos

04/18/2012

vs. MTL

W 1-0

Shots Faced 7 04/28/2012

at

DC

L 2-3

Goals Allowed 3 04/28/2012

at

DC

L 2-3

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

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

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 2 05/02/2012 2 05/05/2012

at at

SJ TOR

L 3-5 W 2-0

Offside 1 03/30/2012 1 04/07/2012 1 04/18/2012 1 04/22/2012 1 05/02/2012

vs. vs. vs. vs. at

DAL SEA MTL NY SJ

W T T W L

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

4-1 2-1 3-2 3-5 2-0

Assists 4 03/30/2012

T 1-1

Shots on Goal 9 03/30/2012

Shots 22 04/14/2012 22 05/02/2012

vs. DAL vs. NY

vs. DAL

at at

W 4-1

Fouls Suffered 4 Daniel Woolard 4 Chris Pontius 4 Dwayne De Rosario 4 Perry Kitchen

03/10/2012 05/02/2012 05/05/2012 05/05/2012

vs. at at at

L L W W

Goals Allowed 5 Joe Willis

05/02/2012

0-1 3-5 2-0 2-0

L 1-3

NE SJ

vs. DAL

vs. DAL

03/10/2012 03/18/2012

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

SJ

03/30/2012

Shots Faced 8 Bill Hamid 8 Joe Willis

CHV SEA CLB

W 1-0

at

Fouls Committed 5 Dwayne De Rosario

vs. KC

CHV

Saves 5 03/17/2012

Fouls Committed 17 03/18/2012 at

03/10/2012

W 1-0 W 1-0

W 1-0

W 4-1 L 3-5

Saves 7 Bill Hamid

CHV SJ

CHV

vs. NY at SJ

LA

W 1-0

at

04/22/2012 05/02/2012

at

CHV

W 1-0

Offside 4 03/11/2012

Shots on Goal 4 Chris Pontius 4 Maicon Santos

03/18/2012

CHV

L 2-3

04/22/2012

Offside 4 Dwayne De Rosario

T 2-2 L 2-3

L 2-3

Goals 3 Chris Pontius

KC SJ TOR TOR

CLB DC

T 2-2 L 2-3

W 1-0

D.C. UNITED INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

DAL NE HOU SJ TOR

at at

CLB DC

L 2-3 Shots 18 03/11/2012

03/11/2012 04/21/2012 04/28/2012

at at

W 4-1 W 4-1

W 4-1

W 2-1 L 3-5

W 4-1

LA

L 1-3

Fouls Suffered 16 03/10/2012

vs. KC

L 0-1

Corner Kicks 10 04/14/2012

at

W 2-1

Offside 7 03/18/2012 Saves 7 03/10/2012

at

NE

LA

vs. KC

L 1-3

L 0-1

L 0-1

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

vs. KC at LA

L 0-1 L 1-3

vs. KC at LA

L 0-1 L 1-3

Goals Allowed 5 05/02/2012

at

L 3-5

at

L 3-5

SJ

SJ

4-1 0-0 1-1 4-1 3-5

VAN


2012 HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. D.C. UNITED (0-1-0) UNF 12 26 4 32 17 20 3 25 11 31 1 16 8 10

POS FWD DEF DEF DEF MID DEF FWD FWD MID DEF GK MID DEF MID

PLAYER Will Bruin Corey Ashe Jermaine Taylor Bobby Boswell Luiz Camargo Geoff Cameron Calen Carr Brian Ching Brad Davis Andre Hainault Tally Hall Adam Moffat Kofi Sarkodie Je-Vaughn Watson ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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

MIN 90 82 90 90 90 90 31 90 18 72 90 90 8 59

G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

SHT 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1

SOG 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

CK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

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

E 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

1 1

1 1

90 90

2 3

2 5

11 13

3 7

10 9

9 10

3 4

3 5

2 2

0 0

0 0

GP 1

GS 1

MIN 90

SHTS 7

SV 4

GA 3

GAA 3.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 1

T 0

1 1

1 1

90 90

7 3

4 1

3 2

3.00 2.00

0 0

0 0

0 1

1 0

0 0

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

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

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

0-0-0 0-0-0

2012 D.C. UNITED VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (1-0-0) UNF 29 7 21 4 13 2 18 19 23 14 24 3 11 31

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

PLAYER Maicon Santos Dwayne De Rosario Daniel Woolard Brandon McDonald Chris Pontius Danny Cruz Nick DeLeon Emiliano Dudar Perry Kitchen Andy Najar Lewis Neal Robbie Russell Marcelo Saragosa Joe Willis ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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

MIN 90 90 90 90 83 65 90 44 90 25 7 90 46 90

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

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

SHT 4 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

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

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

C 0 1 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

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

1 1

1 1

90 90

3 2

5 2

13 11

7 3

9 10

10 9

4 3

5 3

2 2

0 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Maicon Santos 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Daniel Woolard 1, Dwayne De Rosario 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 31 GK Joe Willis ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1

GS 1

MIN 90

SHTS 3

SV 1

GA 2

GAA 2.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 1

L 0

T 0

1 1

1 1

90 90

3 7

1 4

2 3

2.00 3.00

0 0

0 0

1 0

0 1

0 0

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, 22 goals United 4 wins, 15 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)

04/28/2012

DC 3 vs HOU 2

(DC)

SUPERLIGA 08/01/2007 07/19/2008

HOU 1 vs DC 0 HOU 3 at DC 1

(H, GrpB) (DC, GrpA)

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

1 9 64 28 73 17 32

Dynamo 2 OT Tot. 13 0 22 94 0 158 43 0 71 74 0 147 18 0 35 35 0 67

1 7 54 22 85 16 20

United 2 OT Tot. 8 0 15 55 0 109 25 0 47 88 0 173 14 0 30 29 0 49

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

HOU DC

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

OT 0 0

Total 22 15

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

8-6-4 (1.56 pts./game) 1-2-1 (1.00 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

6 5 22 11 15 20

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

3 2 16 9 14 11

United Luciano Emilio 4 players tied Chris Pontius Luciano Emilio Fred Ben Olsen

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

5 3 4 23 9

Pat Pat Pat Pat Pat

2 4 2 24 8

Troy Perkins Troy Perkins Louis Crayton Troy Perkins Troy Perkins

Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Dynamo Will Bruin (4/29/11) 5 players tied De Rosario/Bruin 6 players tied Mullan/Hainault Brad Davis (7/23/08)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

3 2 7 3 4 5

Saves Goals Allowed

4 3 players tied 3 Onstad/Hall

2 2 4 3 4 4

United Emilio/dos Santos Daniel Woolard (4/28/12) 6 players tied Luciano Emilio (8/1/09) 5 players tied 4 players tied

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

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

HOUSTON DYNAMO W-L-T Streak (started)

W-L-T

D.C. UNITED Streak (started)

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

3 Ws (10/14/2011 2 Ts (4/15/2012) 3 Ls (3/23/2012)

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

2 Ws (4/22/2012) 1 Ws (5/5/2012) 2 Ls (3/18/2012)

2-0-2 0-3-0

2 Ts (4/15/2012) 3 Ls (3/23/2012)

4-1-0 1-2-1

1 Ws (5/5/2012) 1 Ts (4/18/2012)

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

5 1 1 5 11

Ls Ts Ls Ws Ws

(7/23/2011) (4/15/2012) (4/28/2012) (9/25/2010) (4/2/2006)

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

2 1 2 1 31

Ts Ts Ws Ls Ws

(3/24/2012) (4/18/2012) (4/14/2012) (5/2/2012) (7/18/1998)

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

5 1 1 4 2

Ws Ls Ts Ls Ls

(7/9/2011) (5/9/2012) (4/21/2012) (8/28/2010) (6/5/2010)

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

1 1 1 3 28

Ws Ws Ws Ls Ls

(5/5/2012) (4/22/2012) (4/28/2012) (9/17/2011) (4/13/1996)


HOUSTON DYNAMO CAREER STATISTICS VS. D.C. UNITED (7-4-2) 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 Corey Ashe Colin Clark Paul Dalglish Hunter Freeman Richard Mulrooney Lovel Palmer Eddie Robinson Jermaine Taylor Craig Waibel Ade Akinbiyi Wade Barrett Bobby Boswell Luiz Camargo Calen Carr Ronald Cerritos Ricardo Clark Ryan Cochrane Kevin Goldthwaite Kelly Gray Andre Hainault Tally Hall Patrick Ianni Julius James Nate Jaqua Kei Kamara Koke Adam Moffat Alejandro Moreno Joseph Ngwenya Pat Onstad Kofi Sarkodie Adrian Serioux Je-Vaughn Watson Chris Wondolowski Team totals Opponent totals

GP 11 3 12 3 8 3 6 5 8 3 3 1 11 2 1 1 6 3 7 2 7 1 7 7 1 1 1 7 4 1 1 5 4 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 9 2 3 3 1 13 13

GS 10 3 11 2 7 2 5 5 8 1 2 1 4 1 0 1 6 3 6 2 4 0 7 7 1 0 0 6 3 0 1 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 9 1 3 2 1 13 13

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

GP 9 4

MIN 810 360

13 13

1170 1170

CURRENT HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. D.C. UNITED (7-4-2)

MIN 874 261 916 211 662 201 417 432 693 126 202 61 435 117 39 90 519 270 518 180 406 11 612 630 90 31 31 558 223 18 59 425 360 139 108 117 45 5 90 141 193 810 86 246 167 45 1170 1170

G 6 5 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 0 0 0 22 15

A 1 0 5 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 16

SHT 22 16 17 8 9 6 7 17 8 3 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 158 109

SHTS 32 15

SV 23 8

GAA 1.00 1.50

PG 0 0

47 71

31 48

1.15 1.69

0 2

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

GP 15 3 23 8 8 3 11 2 7 1 9 5 4 3 6 2 6 3 13 13

GS 13 3 17 7 3 1 4 2 7 1 2 5 4 1 5 1 5 2 13 13

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

GP 4

MIN 360

13 13

1170 1170

MIN 1149 261 1523 662 388 126 435 180 630 90 290 425 360 119 451 86 476 167 1170 1170

G 6 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 15

A 2 0 8 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 16

SHT 30 16 30 9 12 3 4 1 6 0 5 3 0 5 7 1 3 1 158 109

SHTS 15

SV 8

GAA 1.50

PG 0

47 71

31 48

1.15 1.69

0 2


D.C. UNITED CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-7-2) PLAYER Luciano Emilio Christian Gomez Maicon Santos Marc Burch Dwayne De Rosario Chris Pontius Charlie Davies Fred Joshua Gros Andy Najar Ben Olsen Dax McCarty Bryan Namoff Josh Wolff Daniel Woolard Brandon McDonald 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 Danny Cruz Nick DeLeon Francis Doe Matias Donnet Emiliano Dudar 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 Lewis Neal Juan Manuel Pena Gonzalo Peralta Troy Perkins Brandon Prideaux Robbie Russell Marcelo Saragosa Clyde Simms Danny Szetela Carey Talley Craig Thompson Greg Vanney Carlos Varela Joe Vide Jamil Walker Rodney Wallace Zach Wells Ethan White Josh Wicks Joe Willis John Wilson Jed Zayner Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 6 1 6 1 6 2 7 4 5 6 2 6 2 2 1 6 4 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 6 2 1 1 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 13 13

GS 4 6 1 5 1 5 2 5 4 2 6 2 6 2 2 1 5 3 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 6 2 1 0 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 13 13

MIN 450 437 90 474 90 488 175 452 360 280 460 149 523 153 180 90 391 276 83 180 164 90 360 21 7 346 25 90 180 45 65 90 51 77 44 115 180 26 64 90 87 180 90 90 360 90 101 45 65 5 4 270 71 86 353 135 65 7 90 90 540 180 90 46 580 11 90 64 90 16 90 24 180 90 119 90 90 1 241 1170 1170

G 3 2 2 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 22

A 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 16 27

SHT 10 7 4 4 2 16 6 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 2 0 3 2 1 5 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 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 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 158

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

GP 2 6 1 1 2 1

MIN 180 540 90 90 180 90

SHTS 7 32 10 3 13 6

SV 6 24 8 1 7 2

GAA 0.00 1.33 2.00 2.00 3.00 4.00

PG 0 0 0 0 1 1

13 13

1170 1170

71 47

48 31

1.69 1.15

2 0

CURRENT D.C. UNITED PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-7-2 PLAYER Dwayne De Rosario Maicon Santos Josh Wolff Chris Pontius Andy Najar Daniel Woolard Brandon McDonald Branko Boskovic Danny Cruz Nick DeLeon Emiliano Dudar Bill Hamid Dejan Jakovic Stephen King Perry Kitchen Kurt Morsink Lewis Neal Robbie Russell Marcelo Saragosa Ethan White Joe Willis Team totals Opponent totals

GP 7 7 9 6 5 3 5 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 3 5 1 9 11 2 1 13 13

GS 6 5 8 5 2 2 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 3 4 0 8 7 1 1 13 13

GOALKEEPER Joe Willis Bill Hamid ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 2

MIN 90 180

13 13

1170 1170

MIN 585 349 678 488 280 235 357 90 65 90 44 180 360 95 270 338 7 740 771 119 90 1170 1170

G 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 22

A 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 27

SHT 23 10 13 16 5 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 109 158

SHTS 3 13

SV 1 7

GAA 2.00 3.00

PG 0 1

71 47

48 31

1.69 1.15

2 0


Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United Saturday, 12 May 2012 – 3:30 p.m. CT  MLS regular season – Game #8 ‐ Home Game #1  BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX    Broadcast Information 

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DYNAMO VS. D.C. UNITED – THE OPENING OF BBVA COMPASS STADIUM The Houston Dynamo (2‐3‐2; 8 points) welcome D.C. United (5‐3‐3; 18 points) to downtown Houston for the  inaugural match at BBVA Compass Stadium. After a seven‐game road trip to begin the 2012 season, the Dynamo  can settle in for two home games in four days as part of a stretch that includes four games in 11 days. Houston  suffered a 1‐0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday. Kenny Cooper tallied the winning goal in the  seventh minute, pouncing on a slow back pass from Corey Ashe and blocking Tally Hall’s clearance attempt into  an empty net. D.C. United earned a 2‐0 road win over Toronto FC on Saturday with Chris Pontius and Hamdi  Salihi providing the goals. Saturday’s matchup marks the second of three meetings between United and Houston  in 2012 after D.C. captured a 3‐2 win at RFK Stadium on April 28.     Houston vs. D.C: The Dynamo have a 7‐4‐2 mark against D.C. United in 13 meetings all‐time. United’s 3‐2 win  on April 28 ended a five‐game unbeaten run (4‐0‐1) for the Dynamo over D.C. In the 3‐2 win, Maicon Santos  broke a 2‐2 tie with a 70th‐minute header for his second goal and match winner. Will Bruin scored a pair of  equalizers for Houston, scoring in the 50th minute and then nine minutes later for his fourth goal in three games.    Brian 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  Boswell Bicentennial: If Bobby Bowell plays against D.C. United on Saturday, it will be his 200th Major League  Soccer appearance in his eight‐year career.     Lineup Shuffle: Faced with the task of keeping players fresh at the start of a stretch of four games in 11 days,  Dominic Kinnear made several changes to his lineup against New York. Calen Carr, Macoumba Kandji and  Cam Weaver each made their first start of the season and regular starters Will Bruin, Brian Ching and Andre  Hainault rested. Midfielder Alex Dixon also made his first appearance of the season as a second half substitute.    


 Boswell Milestone: Bobby Boswell’s start at New York on Wednesday was his 150th Dynamo start in all  competitions. He is the fifth Dynamo player to start 150 (Brad Davis, Pat Onstad, Brian Mullan, Brian Ching).     Davis Milestone: If Brad Davis starts against D.C. United on Saturday, it will be his 150th MLS regular season  start with the Dynamo. Davis is the franchise leader in regular season starts.    Corey Ashe made his 175th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions at D.C. on April 28. He is the third  Dynamo player to reach 175 appearances in all competitions (Brad Davis, Brian Mullan).     Brian Ching’s start against D.C. United on April 28 was his 150th start in all competitions for Houston to  become the fourth Dynamo player to make 150 starts (Brad Davis, Pat Onstad, Brian Mullan).    More Ching: If Ching plays Saturday vs. United it will be his 175th appearance for the Dynamo in all  competitions.    Will Bruin did not start at New York, but entered as a substitute in the second half for a chance to score in his  fourth consecutive game. As the Dynamo were held scoreless, Bruin missed a chance to before the first‐ever  Dynamo player to score in four consecutive games. By scoring in the previous three games, Bruin marked the  fifth time a Dynamo player has scored in three consecutive games (Bruin 2012, Ching 2006, 2008; Joseph  Ngwenya 2007; Stuart Holden 2009).    A Hundred for Hainault: Andre Hainault made his 100th Dynamo appearance in all competitions on April 21  at Columbus, becoming the 15th player to reach 100 in franchise history.    Cameron the Ironman: Geoff Cameron has started and played full time in 37 consecutive matches (playoffs  included), the most among Houston field players. Cameron has played 3,306 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 41 consecutive starts. Brad Davis had a streak of 45 consecutive starts broken at Chicago on April 15 due  to a left calf strain.    Tally Hall turns 27: Saturday is Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall’s 27th birthday.    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).    The three goals allowed by the Dynamo on April 28 at D.C. United marked the first time Houston has allowed  three goals in a game since Sept. 10, 2011, a 3‐0 loss at Sporting Kansas City. The Dynamo went 15 games  without allowing three goals in that stretch.    Possession: Despite playing their first seven games on the road, the Dynamo have won the possession battle in  five of seven games on the season and had slim disadvantages in the others. Houston had a 53‐47% advantage  at New York, 54% at D.C., a slim 49‐51% disadvantage at Columbus, 55% at Chicago, 56% at Seattle, a narrow  disadvantage (48‐52%) at San Jose, and 53% at Chivas USA.    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. 


 Clutch: Brian Ching’s equalizer in the 81st minute 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).    Six years after the club’s first 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: PORTLAND TIMBERS VISIT FOR STADIUM’S FIRST NIGHT MATCH  Houston will battle the Portland Timbers in the first‐ever night match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday at  7:30 p.m.   

 

Injury Report Presented by The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine (As of Tuesday, May 8)    HOUSTON DYNAMO  OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain);  FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)    D.C. UNITED  OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear); DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain);  DOUBTFUL: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain);  QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain);  PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain);  DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)   

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

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


HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

Tally Hall 

GK  6‐4 

205  5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

Calen Carr 

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 

165  8‐14‐90 

Status

International 

Stir‐jiss 

 

Colin Clark 

6‐0 

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 

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 

 

Generation adidas    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, 102‐70‐83 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: 27 Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) - 2007-09 College: San Diego State University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 46 GP, 46 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.

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 – 15 GP, 5 GS, 1 G, 0 A Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago early in 2011 season.

2012 MLS: 6 GP, 1 GS, 171 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

2012 MLS: 7 GS, 606 mins, 1.29 GAA 2 shutouts, 2-3-2 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 on 4/21, stopping two closerange 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.  2011: Posted a 1.21 GAA and notched six shutouts while playing every minute of the 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

 Made first start of 2012 in 1-0 loss at New York  Has made five 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: 5/9/12 @ New York Red Bulls Last yellow card: 11/6/11 at Kansas City (Playoffs) Last red card: 9/9/06 at Columbus (w. CHI) 4 JERMAINE TAYLOR DF 5-10 180 I 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 – 19 GP, 15 GS, 0 G, 2 A Calm, experienced defender who provides depth across backline and remains a fixture for Jamaica national team (46 caps).

2012 MLS: 6 GP, 5 GS, 471 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 10 GS, 925 mins, 0 G, 1 A  Recorded first assist of season with excellent cross from flank on Will Bruin’s first goal at D.C. on 4/28


 In 2011, made 13 appearances (10 starts), and notched one assist while missing time due to injury and national team duty Last start: 5/9/12 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. 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 – 33 GP, 20 GS, 4 G, 3 A Tricky, technical attacking midfielder acquired from Colorado in 2010. United States international (1 cap).

2012 MLS: 4 GP, 3 GS, 279 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 29 GP, 17 GS, 1,486 mins, 4 G, 3 A  Played final 17 minutes at New York on Wednesday  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 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


8 KOFI SARKODIE DF 5-8 165 GA Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 21 Last Club: University of Akron Dynamo career: Second year – 8 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 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 8 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 582 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made 2012 debut as late sub in 3-2 loss at D.C. on 4/28  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, 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: 4/28/12 at D.C. United Last start: 7/23/11 at Chivas USA 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 Other Clubs: N.Y. Red Bulls – 2008-10 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: 4 GP, 1 GS, 92 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  Made first start since 9/9/11 at New York on Wednesday, playing 73 minutes in 1-0 defeat.  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: 5/9/12 @ New Yorkj 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 – 28 GP, 17 GS, 1 G, 2 A Energetic player who can play a variety of roles in midfield. Jamaica international (15 caps).

2012 MLS: 6 GP, 6 GS, 451 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 22 GP, 11 GS, 1,163 mins, 1 G, 2 A  Did not play at New York on Wednesday after starting first six games of season  Started six consecutive games to begin 2012 for his longest starting streak in his MLS career  Scored goal and had two assists for Jamaica in pair of February friendlies vs. Cuba and New Zealand  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


11 BRAD DAVIS MF 5-11 175 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 – 164 GP, 149 GS, 22 G, 62 A

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 – 32 GP, 27 GS, 9 G, 2 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 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: 7 GP, 6 GS, 509 mins, 4 G, 1 A

2012 MLS: 5 GP, 4 GS, 1 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 2,892 mins, 4 G, 16 A  Returned to action on 4/28 at D.C. after missing two games with left calf strain  Did not play at Chicago on 4/15 due to left calf strain, breaking a streak of 45 consecutive regular season games started.  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  Assisted on three Dynamo goals in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10, the first three-assist game of his career Last start: 5/9/12 @ New York 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: 3/23/12 @ Seattle Last red card: 8/30/09 at Colorado

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

2011 MLS: 25 GP, 21 GS, 1,693 mins, 5 G, 1 A  Scored in three consecutive games (4 goals total) from 4/15 to 4/28. It was the fifth time a Dynamo player has scored in three consecutive games (Ching 2006, 2008; Joseph Ngwenya 2007; Stuart Holden 2009)  Scored two goals on 4/28 at D.C. for his first multigoal game since hat trick vs. D.C. on 4/29/11  Named to MLS Team of Week two consecutive weeks after 2 goals at D.C. United and goal and assist in 2-2 draw at Columbus  Scored first goal since 9/17/11 at San Jose with opening goal in of 1-1 draw at Chicago on 4/15  2011: Scored five goals to tie for lead among MLS rookies while appearing in club-rookie-record 25 games  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: 4/28/12 at D.C. (2) 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

 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  Finished senior campaign in 2011 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 – 53 GP, 30 GS, 10 G, 3 A Towering target forward who missed end of 2011 season with hip injury

2012 MLS: 3 GP, 1 GS, 90 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 first start since 9/14/11 in 1-0 loss at New York on Wednesday  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 start: 5/9/11 @ New York 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 – 19 GP, 18 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: 6 GP, 6 GS, 540 mins, 0 G, 2 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 12 GS, 1,103 mins, 2 G, 1 A (HOU only)

 Assist from corner kick on Bruin’s opening goal in 2-2 draw at Columbus on 4/21  Earned assist on Andre Hainault’s stoppage-time winner at Chivas USA on 3/11/12  2011: Played every minute of 2011 playoffs  Key acquisition via trade helped Dynamo go 6-2-4 in his 12 starts while scoring two spectacular longrange 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: 25 Last Club: Paraná Clube 2009-11 (Brazil Serie B) Other Clubs: Mogi Mirim 2009 (Brazil) Dynamo career: Second year – 12 GP, 10 GS, 0 G, 2 A Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August 2011

2012 MLS: 5 GP, 4 GS, 322 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 6 GS, 515 mins, 0 G, 2 A  Started and played 56 minutes at New York on Wednesday  Played 90 minutes at D.C. and 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 – 8 GP, 0 GS, 1 G, 0 A Talented attacking player and home-grown product signed after three years at North Carolina.

2012 MLS: 1 GP, 0 GS, 34 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 332 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 84 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Made 2012 MLS debut on Wednesday at New York  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 game-winning 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 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 – 108 GP, 92 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: 7 GP, 7 GS, 606 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 33 GS, 2,970 mins, 5 G, 5 A


 Has started and played full time in 37 consecutive matches (playoffs included) (3,306 minutes), the most among Dynamo field players   2011: Won Dynamo Golden Boot with a career-high 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 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 24 TYLER DERIC GK 6-3 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  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 – 131 GP, 116 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: 6 GP, 6 GS, 469 mins, 1 G, 1 A 2011 MLS: 20 GP, 15 GS, 1,242 mins, 5 G, 1 A  Start against D.C. United was his 150th start in all competitions for Houston to become the fourth Dynamo player to make 150 starts  If Ching plays vs. D.C. United on Saturday it will be his 175th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions


 Scored first goal of season with 81st-minute equalizer at Columbus on 4/21  Assisted on Will Bruin’s goal at Chicago, marking his 25th assist in all competitions for Dynamo  Started opening day on 3/11 for the sixth time in seven years with Houston  2011: Was limited to 1,242 minutes in 20 appearances due to injury (hamstring, ribs, foot and adductor), the lowest minute total of his Houston career, but still tied for team lead with five goals  Ching returns to Houston among the leaders of several franchise records, including games played (fifth, 168), games started (fourth, 144), and assists (third, 24). His club-record 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 – 136 GP, 82 GS, 1 G, 12 A Career midfielder switched to left back early in 2011 season and earned MLS All-Star selection

Last goal: 9/22/09 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) Last assist: 4/28/12 at D.C. United 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 – 85 GP, 82 GS, 5 G, 3 A Promising Canadian defender who can play anywhere on back line. Canada international (24 caps, 2 goals)

2012 MLS: 6 GS, 6 GP, 453 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2012 MLS: 6 GP, 6 GS, 507 mins, 0 G, 1 A

2011 MLS: 31 GS, 2,790 mins, 1 G, 0 A

2011 MLS: 32 GP, 30 GS, 2,617 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made his 175th appearance for the Dynamo in all at D.C. on 4/28 to become third Dynamo player to reach 175 appearances in all competitions  Earned assist on Bruin’s second goal at D.C. at 4/28  Missed San Jose game on 3/17 with strained left hamstring  2011: Began season at right midfield but became starter at left back, starting 28 games  Named MLS All-Star for the first time

 Did not play at New York on Wednesday after starting first six games of season  Made his 100th Dynamo appearance in all competitions at Columbus on 4/21, 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


 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 (broken by Cameron in 2012) 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 DF 6-2 185 32 BOBBY BOSWELL Born: 3/15/83, Austin, TX Age: 29 Last Club: D.C. United (2005-07) College: Florida International University Dynamo career: Fifth year – 119 GP, 118 GS, 7 G, 2 A Backbone of the Dynamo defense since joining club in 2008. United States international (3 caps).

2012 Career: 7 GP, 7 GS, 606 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 27 GS, 2,460 mins, 5 G, 1 A  Start at New York was his 150th Dynamo start in all competitions  Made 150th Dynamo appearance in all competitions in 2-0 loss at Seattle on 3/23  Has played full time in 17 consecutive Dynamo matches beginning on 9/14/11 at Columbus.  2011: 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)  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo   Corey Ashe (Macoumba Kandji 91)  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C) (Cam Weaver 84)     Dynamo at D.C. United – 4/28/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault (Brad Davis 72)  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 59)  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo   Corey Ashe (Kofi Sarkodie 82)  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C)     Dynamo at New York Red Bulls – 5/9/12    Tally Hall  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo (Alex Dixon 56)  Brad Davis (C)  Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 61)  Macoumba Kandji (Colin Clark 73)      


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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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(5-3-3, 18pts.)

(2-2-2, 8pts.)

MAY 12, 2012 | BBVA COMPASS STADIUM | 4:30 P.M. ET | NBC SPORTS NETWORK

Santos

Pontius

(11GP/9GS, 6G/1A)

Neal

(11GP/7GS, 5G/1A)

Kitchen

(4GP/1GS, 0G/0A)

De Rosario

(9GP, 9GS, 0G/1A)

Korb

(11GP/11GS, 2G/7A)

Woolard

(6GP/3GS, 0G/0A)

McDonald

(10GP/10GS, 1G/2A)

Cruz

(10GP/8GS, 1G/2A)

(10GP/10GS, 0G/3A)

Hamid

(2GP/2GS, 0.50 GAA, 1 SO)

PROBABLE: Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); Ethan White (R knee surgery) QUESTIONABLE: Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain) DOUBTFUL: Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain) OUT: Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear); Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain)

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

Najar

(6GP/4GS, 0G/1A)

@DCUDoug @kylesheldon @RyanTronovitch @nicofernandezzz


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2012 RECORD: 5-3-3 / (HOME: 3-1-2 AWAY: 2-2-1) 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 (W 3-2) at San Jose Earthquakes (L 3-5) at Toronto FC (W 2-0) 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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5-1-3 in last nine matches

D.C. United is 5-1-3 in its last nine matches, dropping only one contest, a shootout against the first place San Jose Earthquakes. The surging Black-and-Red has picked up 18 points during the stretch and puts them alone in second place in the Eastern Conference.

Last match v Houston recap

D.C. United takes on Houston Dynamo on 5/12 for the second of three matches in the 2012 campaign. The two clubs last played on 4/28, with the Black-and-Red besting the Dynamo, 3-2. United’s Maicon Santos and Houston’s Will Bruin each scored braces, while defending MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario scored his first goal of the season, continuing to haunt his former teams.

Historically: D.C. United v Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo plays its first home match of the 2012 MLS season when the team welcomes D.C. United on 5/12, inaugurating the new BBVA Compass Stadium. The Orange hold a 7-4-2 series lead over the Black-and-Red, but D.C. United comes into the match having won the last match up, 3-2, on 4/28 at RFK Stadium.

De Rosario leading MLS in assists

Dwayne De Rosario is enjoying his role as playmaker and it shows on the stat sheets. With two more assists against San Jose in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss, De Rosario is now ranked number one in the league in assists (7), one ahead of Graham Zusi of Sporting KC. Through 10 matches in 2010 with Toronto and New York, DeRo had two goals and three assists. This year, he has two goals and seven assists.

Potent attack

Between the scoring machines of Maicon Santos (6 goals; fourth in the League) and Chris Pontius (5 goals; fifth in the League), and the distribution of Dwayne De Rosario (7 assists; first in the League), D.C. United’s attack has been potent as of late. The Black-and-Red lead the Eastern Conference in goals scored with 20 through 11 games, which doesn’t come as a surprise seeing that the team leads the League in shots with 160 through its first 11 games.

Salihi strikes: 2 goals in 40 minutes

Hamdi Salihi is on a hot streak, having scored two goals in each of United’s last two games. Salihi scored his first MLS goal in the 88th minute of the Black-and-Red’s 5-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on 5/2. He notched his second goal three days and close to 3,000 miles later in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC. The Albania native played 40 minutes in those games combined, coming in as a substitute in both matches.

Offensive output: 2010, 2011, and 2012

D.C. United comes into Saturday’s game having scored 20 goals through 11 games. With one more tally, the club will match its 2010 goal total, when the team scored 21 goals in 30 games. At the moment, the Black-and-Red are on pace to beat the 2011 mark of 49 goals in 34 games. Forwards Maicon Santos and Chris Pontius lead United with a combined 11 goals and Dwayne De Rosario is leading the club and the League with seven assists.

Primed for the limelight

D.C. United has no problem playing on national television, winning big in their first two nationally televised contests this year. The Blackand-Red took it to FC Dallas 4-1 in a game on 3/30, presented by NBC Sports Network. Just over twenty days later, D.C. United routed the New York Red Bulls 4-1 as well on 4/22, in a game on ESPN2. The Black-and-Red are now 2-0 when on national television, scoring eight goals and only letting in two.

Pontius closing out teams

Chris Pontius is fast adjusting to his new position at forward, ranking fifth in the League in goals (5) second in the League with gamewinning goals (3). His game winners include: a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution on 4/14, a 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on 4/22 and a 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5.

De Rosario’s two MLS Cups with Houston

Dwayne De Rosario played a significant role for the Dynamo during his stay in the Lone Star State (2006-2008). 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.

Cruz led 2011 Dynamo playoff run

D.C. United midfielder Danny Cruz began his MLS career with the Houston Dynamo in 2009 and played there until he was signed by the Black-and-Red in January. He scored his first career MLS goal against D.C. United on May 22, 2010 and now has five goals and seven assists to his name through his short career. 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.

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 and will be prominently featured in the new BBVA Compass Stadium for their achievements and involvement with the club. Cruz began his MLS career with Houston, helping the team to the 2011 MLS Cup Finals.

Road warriors

D.C. United hopes to spoil the grand opening of BBVA Compass Stadium by continuing to do what they do best, score goals on the road. The Black-and-Red is currently ranked second in the League with eight goals on the road, with a 2-2-1 away record (trailing only San Jose with nine). In United’s last two road games, the team has buried an impressive five goals.

Hamid’s return to the lineup

Goalkeeper Bill Hamid returned to D.C. United’s starting XI on 5/5 for the first time since the home opener on 3/10 versus Sporting KC. Hamid left the team for Olympic duty with the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team prior to the Black-and-Red’s matchup with the LA Galaxy on 3/18. The 21-year-old Annandale, VA native recorded a shutout in United’s last game, a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC.


DeRo targets former teams

Dwayne De Rosario has a knack for punishing his former clubs. Last year’s MLS MVP has scored ten goals against former teams during his MLS career. DeRo’s tally on 5/2/12 marked his fifth goal against his first MLS club, the San Jose Earthquakes. The playmaker had previously scored two separate braces against the Quakes with both D.C. United (7/30/11) and Toronto FC (5/29/10). With a goal against Houston on Saturday, De Rosario has now scored against each of his former MLS clubs (SJ, HOU, NY, TFC) while with the Black-andRed.

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.

Neal earns first start against Toronto FC

Midfielder Lewis Neal notched his first start as a member of D.C. United in the team’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5, playing 45 minutes. The Black-and-Red signed the England native on 3/13/12 and has earned 60 minutes of action through four games and one start.

De Rosario wins 2011 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.

United’s attack nets three against MLS’s top team

In a matchup against arguably Major League Soccer’s best team, D.C. United was the first team this season to net three goals against the San Jose Earthquakes (7-1-1; 22pts.). This is the fourth game this season that the Black-and-Red has scored three or more goals.

Everyone contributing to United’s potent attack

Even though forwards lead on the D.C. United score sheet, the Black-and-Red’s defensive-midfield and back line have been getting in on the action. In the past three matches, one goal and seven assists have come from United’s defensive minded players. Daniel Woolard tallied two assists against Houston and scored a diving header against San Jose (3rd career goal). Brandon McDonald has tallied three assists, two coming against Toronto FC, and one coming against Houston. Andy Najar, playing as a right back, had an assist on Woolard’s goal against San Jose.

Dykstra back on loan

Last 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.

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 4/24/2012

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 Rodriguez 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 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 Andrew Dykstra loaned to Charleston Battery


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 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 45 minutes as a substitute in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 5-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on 5/2/2012.

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 and notched two assists in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 19 minutes and scored a goal in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 45 minutes in United’s 5-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on 5/2/2012.

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 65 minutes and scored a goal in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 90 minutes as a starter in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.


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 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 5-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on 5/2/2012.

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 25 minutes as a substitute and dished out an assist in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 45 minutes as a starter in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 20 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.

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 71 minutes as a starter in United’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC on 5/5/12.


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 5-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on 5/2/2012.

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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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

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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

9 HOU 3-2 65M 90D 90D

11 TOR 2-0 90M 90D

25 90D 90D 90M 45M

90M 90M 45 21 19 45M 90F 65F 45 90D

10 SJ 3-5 69M 90D 90D

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

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90D 76D 14 90M 90D 7

90M 90M 44D

84M 90M 90M 90F 66M 90M 23 18 60M 67F 72F 65F 15 46 90F 87F 83F 72M 25 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

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

90G 90G 10 90F 62F 90F 90F 79F 30 75F 90F 90F 71F 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G


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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) 36; Pontius 4 (unassisted) 69 Maicon Santos 5 (Pontius 1, McDonald 1) 11; De Rosario 1 (Woolard 1) 54; Maicon Santos 6 (Woolard 2, De Rosario 5) 70 De Rosario 2 (Cruz 2) 8; Woolard 1 (Najar 1, De Rosario 6) 64; Salihi 1 (De Rosario 7) 88 Pontius 5 (McDonald 2) 55; Salihi 2 (McDonald 3, King 1) 75

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)

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